These bohemian beauties were featured in and purchased from the Czech Pavillion of Exbo '67 - the Canadian World's Fair held in Montreal,
Quebec, Canada in 1967. Proof that Czechoslovakia was certainly one of the hubs of great mid-century glass. Both are signed, the lower vase from the company Exbor. Teal - 11.5", Amber 5" x 7"
We dive deeper with a gorgeous Hertha Bengtson designed and decorated underwater scene, circa 1940s, for Sweden's Rörstrand factory. The other side has a similar motif, albeit with a school of blue fish.
9" x 7.5"
Another trio of Empoli cased glass exports from the 50s and 60s. The
classic ginger jar is flanked by a modernist take on the apothecary jar and
a vase in a shape I like to refer to as an 'exclamation point'.
l to r: 14", 10.5", 12"
One of the more pleasing hues of cased glass is that greenish grey we refer to as mushroom or taupe. The grouping gathered here are all Italian from Empoli circa 1950s.
l to r: Dimpled 14", Lidded/Footed 10" x 7", Large Lidded 14" x 9.5"
The female form captured in stone. Carved out of a single slab of marble by American sculptress Mildred Newman, 1972. The contrast of the rough and smooth surfaces make this a must-touch work of art.
21" (including the base)
Occasionally we acquire a piece that is quintessential Italian design. Everything about this mint condition Fratelli Toso says mid-century Murano - a classic combination of happy candy colored goodness. The base is triangular in shape topped with a perfect pointed stopper.
Alfredo Barbini created these underwater fantasias of sea life out of glass in the 1950s. The more commonly known variety were done for Cenedese and are amorphic in shape. What makes this gem commissioned for Salviati so unique is that tne scene is capture in a cube making it feel that much more modernist. Great as a desk accessory or to add interest to a bookshelf.
5h" x 4.5w" x 2.25(deep)"
Another beautiful example of fine Japanese cloisonne enamel work by one of the most famous workshops, Ando Jubei. Our vase dates to the Taisho period, 1920s and has a sterling silver base and rim, 9.5 inches tall.
1930's beauties from Svend Hammershoj for KahlerKeramik, Denmark. In a stark contrast-y black and white matte and crackle glaze. This series perfectly invokes the time period - as they look like they jumped right off the silver screen of a silent movie.
Piece in foreground - 11"w x 8.5"h, Back - 11"h x 8"w
When it comes to 1950s Italian ceramic compotes - we've got them covered. All of the above are from the Bitossi factory of Italy, the incised variety - from the Seta series by Aldo Londi.
From top 8",7",12"
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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!