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, November 12, 2013
The term Hobnail has been around since the 1500s and referred to the nails used to secure the sole of a boot, however it is also used in the 20th century and beyond to describe this dotty glass. Typically you see molded versions made popular in the 30s called "Depression Glass", however, what you see here is a masterful hand blown Italian style glass. The dots were either applied or pulled from the base design to achieve the polka dotted raised pattern on these Empoli vases.
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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!