A wonderful example of Chicago Arts & Crafts Sterling silver from the T.C. Shop circa 1910-1915. The T.C. Shop,1910-1923 was founded by Emery W. Todd & Clemencia C. Cosio. 8.75 inches wide.
& Crafts makers in Chicago had their own distinct identity.
The Art Institute of Chicago noted in its Windows on the West
exhibition: "As craftsmen on the East Coast found inspiration in
medieval examples of furniture and colonial silver, the Arts and Crafts
community of Chicago looked to nature for artistic inspiration -- the
prairie landscape and its grasses and flowers. After the 1893 World’s
Fair, these artists also incorporated the earth colors, organic designs,
and abstracted linear compositions of Native American art." Today
those Eastern colonial and medieval pieces can look dated while many
Chicago designs seem timeless and classic. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A marvelous Murano pink and orange confection from Fratelli Toso.Attributable to Ermanno Toso giventhe technique employed here. Referred to as Pezzato,
from the Italian for "patchwork" - a complex process which incorporates
the melding of vintage Murano murrines (rod segments) into a colorful
new work. 19" https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Sometimes small is beautiful and this exquisite mid-century unique stoneware vase from the atelier of Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand proves the point. At only 4 inches tall this is a masterpiece of glaze and form in miniature. Hand signed by the master on the base.
Here we have 4 original massive bronze sconces from one of the most luxurious ocean liners to make the transatlanic crossings before the jet age. Originally part of the interior decoration of the First Class lounge on the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam built in 1937.
The Nieuw Amsterdam was the Netherlands' "ship of state", just as the Normandie was France's, the Queen Mary was Britain's and United States was America's, numerous Dutch artists vied for the honor of creating furniture and interior fittings for the ship.
Each sconce is 22 inches tall and we are selling them as 2 pairs.
Architectural models of German Radio/TV towers from the mid-century.
Hand lathed and made from a mix of materials, from bronze to copper to
stainless steel - a few which incorporate plastic or Lucite elements to
replicate the look of windows. The top group even features our first ever lamp version. Creating these were a prerequisite for graduating architecture
school in Germany and some of these models went on to be realized as genuine
structures throughout Germany. Sizes here range from 5.5" to 20" https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
People often ask 'What's your favorite piece in the shop'? With thousands of beautiful items, it is certainly hard to narrow down - with the exception of a stand out example of craftsmanship such as this vase from the hand of Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg. One of the most collectible names in Swedish ceramics, and for good reason, this vase is extra special. From the ombré effect in the brown and lavender glaze to the tiny purple glass in-lay decorations at the neck. This is a treasure among jewels.
Dated and signed 1956.
7 inches in height https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Goedes of this quality don't come around every day. This Murano masterpiece is a gorgeous example of the incredible hand-cut and polished work of mid-century Italy artisans. The prismatic tones of aquamarine invoke the sparkling waters of Venice.
An impressive size and weight - 71/2 inches in diameter, 3 inches in height
Mid-Century Italy gave us this fantastic pair of Aldo Londi for Bitossi vessels - a cylindrical vase with a grey glazed interior and a lidded jar in a groovy jumble of triangular geometric patterns. The colors are a mix of red, orange and chocolate brown over a textured matte surface.
13 inches and 7" (including lid) https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A very fine pair of early 20th Century Japanese sterling silver bowls inlaid with ancient jade rings to the rim. Marked made in Japan Yamanaka & Co., they were most likely retailed through Yamanaka& Co. on 5th Avenue & 28th Street in New York, known for it's sellection of museum quality Japanese artworks. From 1895, Yamanaka & Co. established itself in New York as a
purveyor of the finest Japanese art that was in high demand in fin de siècle London, Paris & New York.
The firm, especially Yamanaka
Sadajirō (1866-1936), played a crucial role in shaping the Japanese art
collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and worked closely with many
prominent New York collectors and patrons. Many pieces of Japanese art in North American museums today were originally sold from their 5th Avenue galley.
They are 4 inches diameter, circa 1920, although the jade may well be much older and possibly Chinese in origin, sold as a pair. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
This is the largest Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand vase we've ever had the pleasure of offering for sale. A monumental masterpiece with Nylund's signature hare's fur glaze in rich earth tones. Recently acquired from a private Swedish collection. Spectacular at 25 inches tall, 1950s. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A pair of Scandinavian classics from the designer BoBorgström and produced in the 1960s by Åsedaglassworks in Sweden. We would describethe colors as delicious melding of avocado & limeand an orange that leans towards pumpkin. The signature is the clear base and the almost folded-over lip.
9 1/2 " each https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A treasure trove of 1960s cased glass amassed from the vintage family archives of the renown Cenedese company. These pieces were made in Venice the in mid-20th century but never sold abroad - until now. The deeply saturated, yet muted jewel tones, make this a uniquely time-stamped collection.
Sizes range from just over 4 inches to 16 inches in height https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Denmark's terrific Thomas Toft. As rare as his works are, we have assembled a truly expansive array of his mid-century vessels, bowls, and even a lamp.
The motif is usually an abstraction in geometric contrast of in chocolate brown matte and white glaze. They represent fish (look closely - you'll see it!), flora (ferns perhaps), & even a rooster (see 3rd up from the bottom).
The vases are around 16 inches in height. The lamp is over 2 feet with a shade, the bowls are from 5 inches to 9 inches in diameter. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
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"
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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!