We recently acquired this beautiful oil painting titled "Woman at the window", painted in 1954, by American artist Bayard Osborn (1922-2012) from a deaccession auction of the SantaBarbara Museum of Art.
He was well known as a sculptor as well as a painter in his adopted country of Spain where he lived
for the last 40 plus years of his life, his work is in the collections of many prominent Spanish collectors, including King Juan Carlos of Spain.
Here we have a monumental abstract stone sculpture from 1977. The piece is signed with 3 triangles and the date, 77. Although we can't say exactly who the artist is or where he or she is from, the artist produced a finely carved and polished modernist beauty. Large and substantial at 21 inches tall.
We currently have a brilliant array of marbleized glass, designed by Michael Harris for MdinaGlassStudio, Malta, 1970s. His work has a distinctive almost abstract expressionistic quality.
Sizes range from 6"- 11" (caramel colors) 6" - 17.5" (blue), 10" (Fish Vase)
During the dreary days of December, who couldn't use a huge splash of yellow? At 19" x 14" this massive Italian cased vase is one of the largest sizes of Empoli glass we have come across and a glowing display of mid-century cheer.
Striking studio pieces created by Swedish artisanClaesThell - created some time in the 70s.
The surface texture is a result of his signature technique, referred to as "carbon crystalline" glazing, giving them a beautifully imperfect pitted gunmetal quality. We are most intrigued by the unique, just off center, openings at the top.
Wabi-sabi is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of
traditional Japanese beauty and it occupies roughly the same position in
the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West. If an object or expression can bring about a sense of
serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be
said to be Wabi-sabi, Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple
realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
Our beautiful pair of 18th Century keyaki wood chairs perfectly illustrate the ideals of imperfect and unfinished as aesthetically pleasing. Constructed from old rice mortars, they are 18.5 inches tall and sold as a pair.
The Camusso silver company was established in 1933 in Lima, Peru by Italian silversmith Carlo Mario Camusso Grasso. Today the company is still in business and now run the third generation of the Camusso family.
Our beautiful sterling silver Camusso bowl, from the estate of American actress Polly Bergen, is from the 1960s and presents a finely hand wrought stylized Inca/Art Deco border, 8.25 inches in diameter.
A fine and heavy piece of mid-century sterling silver from an important South American firm, complete with a dusting of celebrity.
An exceptionally rare stylized head of a gazelle in stoneware by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, circa 1950. Just over 16 inches tall including the original painted wood base. To our knowledge this is the only example to appear on the market in perfect condition in many years. Recently acquired from a private Swedish collection.
The annual holiday gift guide has arrived from The Wall Street Journal. Photographed by Martyn Thompson for WSJ Magazine, Styling by Jocelyne Beaudoin Top: 1960s Murano bowl by Cenedese - smartly serving up caviar Center: 1930sSwedish 'Chamote'Vase by Gunnar Nylund for Rorstrand Bottom:1912Swedish ceramic bud vase by Joseph Ekberg for Gustavsberg
We are as titillated as newlyweds to have been featured on the stylish blog Refinery 29 for a feature titled A Vintage-Inspired Brooklyn Wedding For The Books. Our aubergine colored stems from 1950s Italy play nicely with the haute hipster designs of event planner Melissa McNeeley.
So, I went to the Paris Flee Market and what did I buy - French ceramics? No. But, I did find one of the most spectacular and monumental pieces of Rörstrand FlambeArt Deco that we've ever seen.
On each side is a scene of a warrior fighting a lion, the decoration is by the artist Oskar Dahl (1902-1966). A very large and impressive unique work of art at 14 inches by 14 inches.