Wednesday, June 30, 2010
A design no doubt influenced by the popular jewel tones of the day, this 1950's modernist compote incorporates a shiny glaze the tone of true turquoise and real 24k gold delicately painted along the rim and in each of the textured sgraffito details on the base.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
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This unique sculpture is a recent acquisition from the country estate of one of America's most glamorous socialites of yore, Doris Duke. Her love of nature is certainly at play here. The sculpture consists of a gold plated base molded from an exotic fungus cupping an impressive chunk of semi-precious amethyst. The home's lavish greenhouse and gardens are the real draw at Duke Farm and in order to maintain its expensive grandeur, some decorative items from inside the home were brought to auction. This sculpture ended up with us!
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Saturday, June 19, 2010
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Monday, June 14, 2010
A wonderfully odd piece of German pottery that we just love for the great contrasting colors and abstract design in glaze. UPDATE: Thanks to a reader by the name of Kevin I have been informed this piece was made by a company called Carstens Tonnieshof around 1960/70 and designed by Gerda Heukeroth.
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Sunday, June 13, 2010
We take another look into the world of contemporary art with this one-of-a-kind bronze(c. 1990's) by San Francisco based sculptor BJ Las Poñas. We discovered his work with its stylistic nod to Salvador Dalí and thought it would feel right at home among or mid-century collection. The artist was kind enough to fly to NYC and deliver it in person.
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Friday, June 11, 2010
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This is a rather illuminated example of what the Italians call 'Zanfirico'...the complex glass blowing process of twisted filigree or 'Filigrana a Retortoli'. This color combination of hot pink and deeply saturated gold leaf is particularly stunning and the pattern is virtually mesmerizing.
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Monday, June 7, 2010
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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Stephen gave me a new camera recently! The Sony Cybershot with iSweep Panorama technology which allows me shoot 280° pictures. A great way to give you an idea of just how much great stuff we have and the artful way it's displayed. Be sure to click on the photo above to expand image to its fullest size.
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Friday, June 4, 2010
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