Sunday, September 27, 2015

Go For Gold

A stunning and large Barovier & Toso golden centerpiece bowl. Just under 12 inches in diameter and dating to the early 1950s.
 Perfect for your Park Avenue penthouse or Grand Canal Palazzo.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Brutal Beauty

One of the most intriguing categories of modernism is the art and architecture of the Brutalist movement. A defiant aesthetic based on disruptive forms, rough edges, and general rule-breaking. One of intriguing aspects of the free-form movement is the myriad number artists that experimented in all mediums. Here is an example of a wall hanging made of individual puzzle-like pieces of pottery, assembled in a dramatic landscape of textures and colors, set in an artist designed original natural wood frame. It is signed "June" - an unknown American artist, likely made in the late 60s.
 23" x 60 "
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Guess Whooo

An odd, yet cute, figurine of an owl from, would you have guessed - Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, Sweden, 1950s. A great eclectic collectible to add to a desk or bookshelf.
4"x 3" 
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Porcelain Pagoda

Created during the Taishō period in Japan (1912-1926), this traditional blue and white porcelain ornamental pagoda is a perfect time capsule of the Asian architectural aesthetic.
15" Tall, 7.5" wide
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Friday, September 11, 2015


Three ceramic abstract forms on a black painted wood base. Circa 1950s and signed K.W.
The base is 18 by 10.5 inches, the tallest ceramic is 10 inches.
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Windows to Our World

We are always thrilled when we can unveil a new window design. Our current theme is around greys and purples. All shades of smoky charcoal in the south window and plums and aubergine in the north.
As usual, pictures can't do them justice - please come by and see the stunning display in person.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Daninsh Decoration

A large and important Royal Copenhagen crackle glazed lidded jar designed by Thorkild Olsson circa 1940s/50s, 18 inches tall.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Deco-Rate - Italian Style

Created in the 1930s, this Italian ceramic vessel is a prime example of the Art Deco aesthetic. Gio Ponti's influence can be seen here - the very spare and geometric design is elevated by his generous use of gold decoration. As artistic director of Richard-Ginori from 1923, his influence on decorative objects can't be underestimated, and, in turn, informed his interior and architectural pursuits - cementing him as one of the greatest multiple-discipline designers of the 20th century.
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