Lovely for a mantle or sideboard, a rare pair of matching 1950s urn shaped vases by Seguso, Italy.
Black Murano glass with silver leaf, unexpected and seen far less frequently than the more common gold.
Bitossi, Italy - extremely rare in solid gold glaze
18" x 15" - The largest size they offered
Sascha Brastoff, USA - 1950s
17" x 10"
Italian (maker unknown) - 1950s
13.5" x 12"
Of Course, of course - unless you are talking about the rare gilded variety shown here! The price of gold was relatively lower in the mid-century, making it possible for artisans to utilize the actual ore in the glazing process.
There was a time when a powder room was not complete without a dash of sparkle on the vanity. Whether you chose to use an apothecary jar or perfume bottle as they were originally intended, or purely for decorative reasons, a bit of glass adds an air of elegance by the bath or near the sink.
No one did whimsy quite as well as Mari Simmulson for Upsala Ekeby
This Swedish miss looks like one of her quirky 1950s characters that she featured on this cubist ceramic cube (6.5" x 6" x 3") decorated with her unique vision of surprised gals observing wild birds and vases. Surreal and wonderful!
Just in time for Mother's Day - a selection of 1970s Rosenthal porcelain vases with a water lily motif designed by Alain Le Foll. A lovely mixed metal tableau - large flowering lilly pads of gold, copper, and platinum, surrounded by pastel flowers and fronds.
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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!