Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
The use of repetition in design is always good for creating visual impact. Turquoise, Emerald and Orange - three classic genie bottles from Empoli, Italy. From our experience, we only see this particular shape stopper from sources in England or Germany.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Like the visage of a natural tidal pool (see below) is the intricate glass glaze design of this enormous stoneware ceramic bowl from Søholm Stentøj (pronounced 'Soorholm Staintooy'). It dates from the 60s, which means it was most likely by the famed ceramicist Noomi Backhausen.
A major statement at 14" in diameter
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Elegance embodied in a Venetian floor lamp. At just shy of 6', a towering achievement indeed...from the venerable Murano factory of Barovier & Toso, circa 1950. Rewired for the modern world and finished with our own custom Lucite base.
Friday, January 18, 2013
32" tall with shade and 15" wide
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lifestyle expert Colin Cowie shares our wares on yesterday's Today show. In a piece on creating Zen in the home, Colin adds the Pantone color of the season - Emerald Green. Our mention comes up in the segment at around 2:15
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Berndt Friberg was one of the great potters at Gustavsberg in Sweden. He began throwing for no less than the likes of Wilhelm Kåge and Stig Lindberg. Eventually gaining enough experience to have his own studio within the company and developing a distinctive aesthetic all his own. The three pieces above are in a surface he developed called "Hare’s Fur" glaze. Known to be a perfectionist, he never allowed for a work to be released that wasn't up to his high standards. As a result, he was an award winning ceramicist and we have museum quality works that hold tremendous value today.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Rörstrand pottery. Evidenced by this original advertisement showing that, even in 1951, these works were considered gallery worthy, to be shown on Madison Avenue...the center of the art world at the time.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
*Note we have the original Spectra lamps and vases to match.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A lovely way to start the new year...with an editorial in this month's Martha Stewart Living on all things Scandinavian...
3 mottled glaze ceramics, all by Gunnar Nylund for Rorstrand, Sweden 1950s
from l to r: Blue spherical vase from Marsellis, Sweden, 1940s
Small bud vase from Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg, Sweden 1950s
Blue vase by Wilhelm Kage for Gustavsberg, Denmark 1950s
Bowl from Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg, Sweden 1950s
Monday, January 7, 2013
10" x 10" (Horse)
12" x 6" (Bull)
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
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