Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Delicate pieces in my favorite tone of blue, that rich saturated color of ultra-glossy glaze, somewhere between cobalt and turquoise. Created by Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, Sweden. 1950's
8" and 4"
Vases shot atop our vintage Italian garden stool
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant!
This over-the-top cobalt blue and gold lidded box with an Austrian crystal knob by the noted Bavarian porcelain manufacturer Hutschenreuther reminded us immediately of the Fassbinder cult classic of 1972. This embodies the same unexpected mix of Mod/Baroque/Deco opulence as evidenced in the clip below.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The tallest is 7" by 10"
Saturday, December 10, 2011
12" X 4.5"
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Friday, December 9, 2011
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
8" X 8"
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Monday, December 5, 2011
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Friday, December 2, 2011
Upon hearing the term "Rostrato", the name given to this line by legendary factory Barovier & Toso, one might assume this would be a reference to the thorn of a rose, but the translation from Italian is literally "Beak", as in that of a bird. While the line was originally designed by Ercole Barovier in the late 30s, this lidded jar was made in the 40s or 50s when accessories for the vanity were in still very much in vogue.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Blackamoor figurines created mid-century from one of the grand old family run glass houses still in operation in Murano, Ballarin - a factory that literally dates back hundreds of years...established in the late 1400's. Baroque in its intricacy, this pair is a master-study of glass techniques.
The taller candlestick is around 16" in height