A 1960's Danish ceramic so bloody good...it's scary!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
We couldn't be more thrilled to announce the arrival of our biggest European shipment to date! Literally hundreds of items collected from all over Scandinavia representing the best of 20th century design from Denmark, Sweden and Italy. Now is the time to experience the full breadth of our massive intake of especially luscious pottery from names such as Rorstrand, Ekeby, and many more.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Friday, October 22, 2010
Mexican artist Salvador Teran's work from the 50s is highly sought after. Just look at this amazing example of inlay which incorporates brass and copper imbedded in malachite. The tableau shows an abstract primitive cave drawing of man hunting gazelle. Wild! This humidor (wooden lined box) goes down as one of the more challenging photo subjects I've attempted to capture. Be sure to click the above shots to expand for better viewing, but this one really needs to be seen and held in person.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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A)the heavy, gloppy multi-tonal glaze
B) the scraffito (etched) surface
We don't encourage smoking, but we do support collecting great examples of form over function!
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
At 26" tall, this is the most monumental model for a German Television Tower we've seen. Brand new to our collection, this was hand-lathed in the 1950s for the architect at the time, engineer Professor Dr. Ing. Fritz Leonhardt. The purpose of such models was to present to the city planners a tactile plan for possible construction. Not only is this piece identifiable as the tower that would eventually be built in the city of Stuttgart, but the actual structure became the first TV tower to be made out of concrete. As a result, it was a major inspiration for towers that followed all over the world. This is truly a museum quality artifact of modern design.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
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