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.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The stylized golden details on this bowl by Josef Ekberg for Gustavsberg remind me of the asp motif found on many Pharaoh's head pieces - a fair deduction would find Egyptian Revivalism at play here. Created around 1930 in Sweden, the style would coincide with the Egyptomania design trend that was still raging post King Tut's discovery in the 20s. A beautiful aspect of this piece is the "petrol" finish to the glaze which lends the surface its glowing opalescence. 13.5" in diameter, 3" to the top of the cobra-like handles
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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 often... and as new publications come out and exciting new items hit our shelves!