A stylish and chic pair of Mid 20th Century French gilt wash sterling silver vanity boxes retailed by Tiffany & Co. French Minerva head for .950 purity & unknown French
maker's mark along inner rim of each box.
3.75 inches tall by 2.5 inch diameter.
A wild trio from the great Swedish ceramicist Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala Ekeby, 1950s. We are getting a very leopard-print feeling from this rarely seen pattern - an exotic theme seems likely as she was known to be inspired by Africa in her other works. 7", 9", 13"
An other-worldly example of Murano meets the Space Age. This controlled bubble Venetian glass bowl by Seguso is affixed with a modernist polished brass handle. The bottom is covered in soft felt for smooth sailing.
9 inches in diameter https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Another fantastic example of Alfredo Barbini working with Cenedese, this large aquarium lamp is just perfect for the ocean front loft of a modernist marine biologist, or a Hamptons "cottage".
The glass section is just under 17 inches tall and dates to the early 1950s.
This gorgeous piece of Rörstrand pottery is by Sylvia Leuchovius - a longtime artisan for the Swedish ceramic house, where she was employed from the late 40s through the early 70s. This late 60s piece, a celadon colored ceramic has a sort of bamboo stalk feel to its form and coloration. Around 9 inches https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
These bohemian beauties were featured in and purchased from the Czech Pavillion of Exbo '67 - the Canadian World's Fair held in Montreal,
Quebec, Canada in 1967. Proof that Czechoslovakia was certainly one of the hubs of great mid-century glass. Both are signed, the lower vase from the company Exbor. Teal - 11.5", Amber 5" x 7" https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Another trio of Empoli cased glass exports from the 50s and 60s. The
classic ginger jar is flanked by a modernist take on the apothecary jar and
a vase in a shape I like to refer to as an 'exclamation point'.
l to r: 14", 10.5", 12" https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
One of the more pleasing hues of cased glass is that greenish grey we refer to as mushroom or taupe. The grouping gathered here are all Italian from Empoli circa 1950s.
l to r: Dimpled 14", Lidded/Footed 10" x 7", Large Lidded 14" x 9.5" https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Occasionally we acquire a piece that is quintessential Italian design. Everything about this mint condition Fratelli Toso says mid-century Murano - a classic combination of happy candy colored goodness. The base is triangular in shape topped with a perfect pointed stopper.
Alfredo Barbini created these underwater fantasias of sea life out of glass in the 1950s. The more commonly known variety were done for Cenedese and are amorphic in shape. What makes this gem commissioned for Salviati so unique is that tne scene is capture in a cube making it feel that much more modernist. Great as a desk accessory or to add interest to a bookshelf.
5h" x 4.5w" x 2.25(deep)" https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
1930's beauties from Svend Hammershoj for KahlerKeramik, Denmark. In a stark contrast-y black and white matte and crackle glaze. This series perfectly invokes the time period - as they look like they jumped right off the silver screen of a silent movie.
Piece in foreground - 11"w x 8.5"h, Back - 11"h x 8"w
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There is nothing quite like the fabulous vintage hand blown glass , the rare ceramics, and the marvelous mid-century modern furniture found at "The End of History". We opened our shop in Manhattan's West Village in 1997. Since then we have amassed more decorative objects from the 50's & 60's in one room than anywhere in the world. As a result we've become the go-to for top editors from magazines as well as a choice source to the best interior designers in the world. We will update this blog daily... and as new publications come out and exciting new items hit our shelves!