Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Venetian Splendor


Fulvio Bianconi for Venini, 'Con Fiamma' (with flame) obelisk, c1948. H. 12 inches. Made by Venini & C. Clear glass, orange inclusions. Marked: venini murano ITALIA.
  From a private German collection.


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Giant Giraffe

The largest Italian hand made ceramic animal we have seen just joined our zoo. Dating to the 1960s and 30 inches tall by 28 inches wide.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Helen Beling Ceramic Sculpture


The artist Helen Beling (New York, 1914-2001) was once prolific on the art scene, working with sculptors such as Jacques Lipchitz, exhibiting at the Metropolitan and Whitney museums in New York, and finding home for her works in some of the most established collections in the country. She worked in a variety of media including clay, stone, bronze, stainless steel and a material she called Belplast, revolutionizing the medium with her forms and process.
 Our ceramic sculpture dates to the 1950s/60s and is 22 inches tall.




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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Abstract Crystal


A deeply cut and faceted 1960s Kosta Boda vase designed by Vicke Lindstrand. 8 inches tall.


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Afro Deco


A masterful bronze Art Deco sculpture by Franz Hagenauer (Austrian, 1906-1986).  In the style of one of Man Ray's most famous photographs, Kiki with African mask.
The sculpture is 7.5 inches tall including the marble base.



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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kinetic Marble

A sleek, streamlined mid century white and gray marble, sail-like abstract sculpture that swivels on a black marble base. Unsigned and 26 inches tall.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Peking Please

A 1920s cut and polished Art Deco Chinese Peking Glass vase. This rare and beautiful rich yellow example is 14 inches tall.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Murano Infinite Loop

An Achimede Seguso abstract glass sculpture on a frosted base from the 1960s. The sculpture is two feet tall and retains the original Seguso label.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Barbini Blockbuster

A luxurious and large, Alfredo Barbini, Murano lamp circa 1950. Lots of bubbles and lots of gold will make this the focal point of your elegant living room. We're showing it with the original ivory silk and velvet ribbon shade. A new shade of your choice will be included with purchase.
48 inches to the top of the shade.


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bronze Age

A selection bronze Art Deco Swedish vases from GAB and Svm. Part of a private Swedish collection we recently acquired.


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ladies Please

Continuing with another three Just Andersen 1940s disko metal classical Art Deco nudes, just acquired from a private Swedish collection. The tallest beauty is 18.5 inches and extremely rare.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Grand Gunnar

The largest piece of Rörstrand artist's studio ceramic we have ever had the pleasure of offering. This monumental mid century floor vase is from the hand of Gunnar Nylund and is 22 inches tall.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Art Nouveau Now

 An Art Nouveau ceramic vase from Belgium circa 1910. Made by the Faiencerie de Bouffioulx factory.Tall and beautiful at 18 inches.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Danish Modern Duo

A matching pair of nineteen inch tall, white cased glass decanters with teak stoppers designed by Jacob Bang, for Danish glassmaker Kastrup. This pair dates to the 1950s. In 1965 Kastrup was purchased by and merged with Holmegaard.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gerd Bøgelund goes Green

A luminous stoneware vase by Gerd Bøgelund for Royal Copenhagen from the late 1960s. 5.5 inches tall.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Saxbo Vase

Abeautiful mid century hares fur glazed vase by Eva Staehr Nielsen for Danish studio Saxbo.
Four inches tall.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pietra Dura Pair

Pietra Dura (hard stones) is an Italian technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished colored stones to create images or designs. Pietra dura was first developed by the Ancient Romans and
since the 16th century Rome and Florence have been well known for the revival of this craft. Many luxurious objects were purchased as grand tour souvenirs well into the 20th century.
 Our spectacular and large, 22 inch tall, pair of black marble obelisks are inlaid with many types of marble and semi-precious stones. They date to the last quarter of the 19th century.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Gold Leaf

A black and good crackle glazed Italian dish by Elbee, dating to the 1950s and 12.5 inches in length.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

In Vogue Down Under


We recently had the pleasure of working with Jonathan Adler on one of his client's homes in Sydney.
 The apartment was just featured in Vogue Living Australia along with a wonderful collection of mid century cased glass purchased from The End of History.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Venus De Murano

A large and classically beautiful Murano glass venus figure by Italian glass artist Loredano Rosin,  (1936-1991).
 Deep olive green glass infused with 24k gold and areas of scavo, a technique of making the glass look 2000 years old with acid. This figure dates to the 1960s and she is 26 inches tall.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Still in Sweden

Another wonderful piece of Swedish studio ceramic art, this time by Henning Nilsson for Höganäs
from 1958. This green and deep red richly glazed 6 inch tall vase is also from the same Swedish collection we've been featuring over the last few days.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

More from Sweden

Another one of the fantastic pieces by Carl Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand from the 1950s that we just aquired from an important Swedish collection. Marvelous tones of warm browns make this hares fur glaze studio vase a small masterpiece.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Another Stålhane Stunner

Once again, small is beautiful. This perfect little mid century vase by Carl harry Stålhane for Rörstrand is only just over 5 inches tall but has a big visual and tactile impact. Fresh from an important Swedish collection.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Small Wonder

A beautiful mid century vase, 3" by 3", by Liisa Hallama, for Arabia.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Just Three

Recently acquired from a private Swedish Collection, we are pleased to present 3 Disko Metal sculptures by Just Andersen from the 1930s/40s.The tallest is just over 9 inches.
 It was Disko Bay in Greenland that inspired the name for the special metal mixture that Danish silversmith Just Andersen invented, disko metal. He took the recipe with him to the grave, so although we don’t know the precise mix that made up the alloy, we do know that it included certain proportions of lead, tin and antimony.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Exhibition Piece

A beautiful small bowl by Carl Harry Stålhane from his studio at Rörstrand. This piece dates to the 1960s and, as indicated by the signature, was clearly made for an important exhibition of one of a kind studio pieces. 6 inches in diameter.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Orange Equine

An Aldo Londi for Bitossi mid century horse, in one of the rarest colors. 10.5 inches tall.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Windows to Our World

We just changed our windows to showcase our huge collection of German mid century porcelain with 24k gold decoration.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Cover Model

We had the great pleasure of providing Steven Gambrel, http://www.srgambrel.com, with many of the accessories for one of his recent Manhattan projects, published in and on the cover of the September issue of Elle Decor. On the cover various bowls and vases from us.
More vases and bowls from The End of History.
My favorite rosewood sculpture of all time finds a good home! http://theendofhistoryshop.blogspot.com/2013/09/spectacular-sculpture.html

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

On The Floor

A very handsome mid century German floor vase by Carstens Tönnieshof. Although it looks black and white at first sight, it's really a very dark brown and white with grays. 18 inches tall.

Friday, August 29, 2014

West Coast Wire

A brutalist small tabletop wire sculpture from the 1960s. Just in from California and unsigned, the painted surface of the iron is worn off in places but this only adds to the age appropriate patina. Ten inches tall.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Global Transparency


A spectacular and large lucite floor globe. The globe itself is 32 inches in diameter and with the custom lucite stand 50 inches tall. Late 1960s to mid 1970s.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Italian Tortoiseshell

A very chic mid century acrylic tortoiseshell lidded box with bronze mounts. Please note that we would never sell anything made from real tortoiseshell, or ivory at The End of History.
 The Italians made some of the best faux tortoiseshell items for export during the 50s and 60s and this fine example still has the sticker from the German store where it was first sold, "Holzback Heidelberg". Last time we had a piece, a tray, it had a "Saks Fith Avenue" sticker still attached. 
7 inches tall.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to Africa

A magnificent Ashanti Chief 's stool from Ghana. This beautiful example is carved from one solid piece of wood and it was created to convey great power and status to it's owner. Recently purchased at auction and believed to have been collected originally in the early 20th Century, measuring 20 inches wide and 13 inches tall.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Swedish Reflection

This elegant Art Deco mirror in a pewter frame was designed in 1928 by C.A. Mattinsson for the Swedish interior design firm, Svenskt Tenn, founded in 1924 by Estrid Ericson, who later recruited Josef  Frank to design for the firm and are responsible for introducing many of the classic Swedish furniture designs we know and love.
21.5 inches by 27.5 inches.



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Barovier Beauty

White cased glass with a layer of shimmering gold leaf make this mid century Barovier & Toso Murano vase perfect for your next bouquet of roses. ten and a half inches tall.


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lion King

A large and spectacular Italian mid century ceramic box with a gorgeous recumbent lion as a lid. Marked Meiselman, an American importer of Italian ceramics, much like Raymor. One of our largest zebras was also imported by them. This big box is just under 11 inches in length.


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Our First Beatrice Wood

Although we are best known for our focus on European mid century ceramics, every once in a while we acquire a great piece of American ceramic art. A small but wonderful primitive figural vase in multi colored luster glaze, dating to the 1960s and 4.5 inches tall.

Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) was an Artist and ceramicist who was born in San Francisco, studied art in Paris and worked with Marcel Duchamp in New York. In 1916 she founded The Blind Man magazine with Marcel Duchamp and writer Henri-Pierre Roché. She was know as the "Mama of Dada"


Beatrice Wood at an Exhibition of her Work at the Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo, 1961.

In her early forties she moved to Los Angeles after a series of artistic careers, most notably as an actress, on the East Coast.
 While on a trip to the Netherlands she purchased a pair of baroque plates with a luster glaze. She wanted to find matching pieces but after an unsuccessful hunt, decided to enroll in a ceramic class at Hollywood High School and make her own.
 This hobby turned into a passion that would last the next sixty years, she studied with some of the most notable names in American ceramics, including Gertrude and Otto Natzler. Ultimately she developed a signature style of luster glaze that draws the metallic salts to the surface by starving the kiln of oxygen. 


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bitossi Trio

A perfect set of 3 vases designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, circa 1950s. The tallest one is just under 20 inches tall. Sold as a set of three.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mod Espresso

Hand made in Italy over 40 years ago and signed just Italy, this purple, celadon and gray espresso set looks as modern today as when it was made in the 1960s.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bold Gold

A porcelain floor vase from German manufacturer, Heinrich. Dating to the 1960s and 17.5 inches tall, the 24k golden peonies give this big beauty all the flower power you need.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Swirling Sterling

A modernist show stopper from renowned Mexican silversmith Los Castillos. This 7.5 inch tall, mid century pitcher has swirling inlays of abalone shell and a sleek modern styling.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Composition in Green

An oil painting titled "Composition in green" by Max Standley (1942-2013) and dated 1969.
Visionary artist, Max D. Standley, was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1942.
 He lived on a secluded 40 acres, deep in the forests of Arkansas. This lifestyle gave him the freedom to immerse himself in his oil painting, engraving, poetry and drawing -- the result was intimate paintings that vibrate with realism. Standley's work begins in the realm of realism, and develops with hints of biomorphic and magical imagery, showing a depth that continues to surprise, delight and move us.
"My work is a part I play in nature's drama and is a form of self development," said Standley. "Archetypical symbolism is an integral part of the process."


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