THE END OF HISTORY
An archive of news and design ideas from the mid-century modern furnishing experts of Manhattan's The End of History.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
What a Gem(mo)
"Gemmo" is the name of a very special type of 50's porcelain from the German company, Heinrich. The artisans employed an ingenious technique wherein they would hand-cut designs into the surface of the porcelain with a diamond wheel, then gild the grooves with 24k gold and then fire the piece...with brilliant results. A great collectible, tiny but impressive at 4" high.
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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!