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.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
In Greek mythology Poseidon (Neptune in Roman) was the God of the sea and horses, brother to Zeus and father to Theseus. Poseidon's great chariot was pulled through the surf by seahorses.
As a maritime superpower from the early Middle Ages to Napoleon's conquest in 1797, the Most Serene Republic of Venice (Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia) adopted the Hippocampus as one of it's symbols, Venice itself was founded by Romans fleeing the Goths in the early 5th Century as a place of refuge in the isolated marshes of the lagoon. Venice even has an exact date of creation, according to tradition, the city state formally came into existence at the stroke of noon on March 25th, 421 A.D.
Our fine and rare example is by the great master Alfredo Barbini, it dates to the early 1950s and is 10.5 inches tall.
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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!