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Friday, July 31, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
In 1950 they showcased this technique they created at the Venice Biennale.
One of the oldest continually operating glass studios in Venice, they were founded in 1295 as simply "Barovier". It was not until 1936, that the Barovier family merged with the Toso family's Fratelli Toso Glassworks, to form Barovier & Toso. 11 inches wide and 8 inches tall.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
“I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.”
They could still be used today on your terrace or in a garden, inside the home they would make a very chic pair of end tables.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
We are very excited to unveil a brand new retail partnership. The End of History is now selling a carefully curated selection of goods at the very chic Dover Street Market - the international shop owned and operated by Comme des Garçons carries a distinctive array of avant-garde fashions and accessories specially created for their customer base of tastemakers and international jet-setters.
We are showing on the first floor, sharing the jewelry case - placing our vintage wares in the appropriate context of rare gems.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The influence of the great Abstract Impressionist, Jackson Pollock, is evidenced, yet again, with this duo by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. The sgraffito checked surfaces are splattered with a panoply of colors from orange to yellow to black and, of course, chartreuse, to match the glazed interiors. Small but significant, 7 inches and 5 inches in diameter- Sold as a pair
Sunday, July 12, 2015
A massive wall mounted triptych in the style of Amadeo Modigliani with a striking representation of five beautiful young women in tones of grey on a rich yellow background and an overall crackle glaze.
The central panel is huge measuring 18.75 by 16.25 inches and each of the side panels are large in their own right, measuring 16.25 by 6.25 inches each.
The signature on the front is illegible and they're stamped Italy on the back. Of all the thousands and thousands of pieces of beautiful post war Italian ceramics we have sold since opening our doors in 1997, these ladies are my all time favorites.
Friday, July 10, 2015
10" from beak to tail
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Marianne Starck was one of the top Ceramicists who contributed to the success of Michael Andersen & Sons Pottery. She started with the Factory as Artistic Director in 1955 and remained until its closure in 1993
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
At a time when all of Europe was enthralled with the treasures being unearthed at Pompeii and Herculaneum this style became know as the Adam Style in Britain after three Scottish brothers who became the leading practitioners of this strict interpretation of Pompeian architecture and interior design. The most famous of the brothers was Robert Adam (1728-1792).
Our example was made as a part of Wedgwood's Masterpiece Series in 1977 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the introduction of Jasperware and is one of 200 made, 9 inches tall.It comes with it's original certificate.