Recently acquired from the auction of a prominent English country house we present to you these magnificent neoclassical beauties by noted French sculptor, ClaudeMichel Clodion (1738-1814). A pair of patinated bronze campagna
urns depicting classical figures in relief and standing on turned rouge
marble bases with gilt interiors. Each signed, 13" tall. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A magnificent example of a Barovier & TosoCordonato (golden rope) vase from the early 1950s.
In 1950 they showcased this technique they created at the Venice Biennale.
One of the oldest continually operating glass studios in Venice, they were founded in 1295 as simply "Barovier". It was not until 1936, that the Barovier family merged with the Toso
family's Fratelli Toso Glassworks, to form Barovier & Toso. 11 inches wide and 8 inches tall. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
“I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.”
An exceptional pair of late 19th Century Japanese blue and white porcelain garden seats. Hand painted for the export market, 19 inches tall and just over 11 inches wide.
They could still be used today on your terrace or in a garden, inside the home they would make a very chic pair of end tables.
A rare and monumental lidded jar by Ricard Bocher for Royal Copenhagen, signed and dated 1952. The jar depicts three royal personages, each with a golden crown and a white dove on horseback with a squire leading the way. 13.5 inches tall. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A stunning vintage Zaccagnini blue & gold representation of Cleopatra holding a large golden bowl, dating to the 1950s and a part of their Egyptian line. She is a rare and spectacular piece of mid-century archeology, substantial at just under 10 inches tall, hand modeled and in perfect condition. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
We are very excited to unveil a brand new retail partnership. The End of History is now selling a carefully curated selection of goods at the very chic Dover Street Market - the international shop owned and operated by Comme des Garçonscarries a distinctive array of avant-garde fashions and accessories specially created for their customer base of tastemakers and international jet-setters.
We are showing on the first floor, sharing the jewelry case - placing our vintage wares in the appropriate context of rare gems.
The influence of the great Abstract Impressionist, Jackson Pollock, is evidenced, yet again, with this duo by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. The sgraffito checked surfaces are splattered with a panoply of colors from orange to yellow to black and, of course, chartreuse, to match the glazed interiors. Small but significant, 7 inches and 5 inches in diameter- Sold as a pair
We recently acquired this flawless collection of, almost certainly unused, Venini picture frames from the estate of a prominent California art collector. The larger ones are 12 by 9.5 inches, and the smaller ones, 9 by 7 inches, and they date to the 1940s. Green, red and gold to hold your precious memories or even a small scale Picasso. On your grand piano or your Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann desk, these are the only frames you'll ever need. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Here we are pleased to present one of the most spectacular and large scale pieces of Italian mid-century ceramic art acquired in our 18 year history.
A massive wall mounted triptych in the style of Amadeo Modigliani with a striking representation of five beautiful young women in tones of grey on a rich yellow background and an overall crackle glaze.
The central panel is huge measuring 18.75 by 16.25 inches and each of the side panels are large in their own right, measuring 16.25 by 6.25 inches each.
The signature on the front is illegible and they're stamped Italy on the back. Of all the thousands and thousands of pieces of beautiful post war Italian ceramics we have sold since opening our doors in 1997, these ladies are my all time favorites.
A spectacular and very large bowl by Marianne Starck for Michael Andersen& Sons of Bornholm Denmark circa 1960. just under 16 inches in diameter.
Marianne Starck was one of the top Ceramicists who contributed to the
success of Michael Andersen & Sons Pottery. She started with the
Factory as Artistic Director in 1955 and remained until its closure in
Jasperware was first introduced by Josiah
Wedgwood in 1774 and one of the masterpieces of 18th Century English ceramic art, the Athena Vase, was created soon after that.
At a time when all of Europe was enthralled with the treasures being unearthed at Pompeii and Herculaneum this style became know as the Adam Style in Britain after three Scottish brothers who became the leading practitioners of this strict interpretation of Pompeian architecture and interior design. The most famous of the brothers was Robert Adam (1728-1792).
Osterley Park in London, the Etruscan Dressing Room. Designed by Robert Adam late 1760s.
Our example was made as a part of Wedgwood's Masterpiece Series in 1977 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the introduction of Jasperware and is one of 200 made, 9 inches tall.It comes with it's original certificate.
An unbelievably large hand carved vase from the 50s, by the hand of the great Gunnar Nylund for Rorstrand. Mottled minty green with raised floating cubes. Neo-classical meets modern, in the best possible way. This vessel is around 28 inches tall and weighs a ton - understandable given its clay is stoneware. Recentlyacquired from a private collection in Sweden. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
As evidenced here, Bitossi has proven to be the most glittering producer of mid-century Italian ceramics. Decorated with the genuine ore, each of these textured treasures shine with that bit of bling from the golden era of Italian ceramic artistry.
Another piece by the genius Guido Gambone - among the best known and most celebrated ceramicists in Italian history.
This singed piece was made in his studio in the 1950s. The deeply saturated colors - shades of electric blue, midnight black, and cobalt are a visually arresting combination on a simple, modernist form.
Every day at The End of History we receive packages from one of our favorite places, France, just in is this wonderful example of French ceramic art from the 1920s.
In 1903 Alphonse Cytere founded an art ceramic studio in Rambervillers which
produced ceramics often designed by prestigious artists of the Ecole de
Nancy such as Bussiere, Gruber, Jeandelle and Majorelle. Rambervillers was known for it's unusual iridescent glazes on organic forms. At 6.5 inches wide this is small and powerful piece. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Guido Gambone (1909-1969) was one of the greatest Italian ceramic artists of the 20th Century. Here we have a large and exceptional vase from the 1950s that showcases his artistry in a sublime modernist form and glaze. Recently acquired from a private Swedish collection,18 inches tall. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A marvelously mod moment from Deruta, the classic Italian company generally known for more traditional fare. Teal - a hot color trend in both fashion and interior design alike - there is the added glitz factor of a gold wash.
20" x 12" https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A large and magnificent 19th Century bronze and marble French or Italian urn modeled after a Greek or Roman form. Originally purchased by a wealthy British tourist on the Grand Tour circuit of Europe's great classical sites 150 years ago. Our example was recently acquired from the sale of an important English collection.
Spectacular condition and patina, 18 inches tall, unmarked. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
An Italian hand carved ceramic owl - made by Aldo Londi for Bitossi in the 1960s. We have only come across one other, and it was in a more expected gold finish - the silvery metallic glaze makes this a rare bird indeed.
6 inches by 6 inches https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
One of the most elegant forms in nature lovingly reproduced here in gorgeously glazed stoneware - from the hand of creative designer, Gunnar Nylund for Rorstrand, Sweden, 1950s.
Huge at 15" tall and 7" wide. I imagine it would work perfectly in a seaside manse in Malibu or the Hamptons. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
From the noted Venetian house of Cenedese comes this super-chic jet black Murano glass and gilded bronze table box, retaining the original Cenedese paper label, just over 4 inches square and just under 3 inches tall, a small and powerful representation of the perfection of classicism. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
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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!