THE END OF HISTORY
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Great Glass from Great Britain
Whitefriars Glass situated on Fleet Street in London (est. 1680) was a storied factory from England, existed for centuries, and at one point was called James Powell and Sons. Early on, the company was best known for making the stain glass for churches. In the 19th century they were innovators in creating scientific applications for glass such as x-ray tubes and light bulbs. This piece dates from the 1960s when the company tried to compete with the popularity of Italian and Scandinavian glass by producing mass appeal decorative items for the home. This rare vase has a kind of bark texture. The color reminds me of a tall frothy glass of root beer. 12" x 7"
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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!