Saturday, November 28, 2015

Totally Toft

Thomas Toft is one of our favorite mid-century Danish ceramicists and here we have a handsome example in the blue and dove grey glaze that is one of his signatures, a nice large piece at just over 11 inches tall.
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Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving in Spain

The shop is closed today, Friday November 27th. 
Greetings from Palma De Mallorca, Spain. We are spending Thanksgiving in this magical ancient city with a friend who lives here and I would encourage anyone who's thinking of visiting Spain to include the city and this beautiful island on their itinerary.
Hunting for treasures as always and enjoying some of the most delicious food anywhere in Europe. Check out our instagram for a look at Palma and the island of Mallorca, see you in New York next week with some Spanish treasure!
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

We will be closed on Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th. We will reopen on Saturday at 12noon.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Two Heads Are Better Than One

A pair of sublime ceramic head vases created in the 1960s by the twin French brothers Jean (1930- ) and Robert (1930-2008) Cloutier. After attending art school and a four year appenticeship with noted French ceramicist Pol Chambost they opened their own ceramic workshop on Rue de Reuilly in Paris. Later they would move their workshop to the south eastern Languedoc region of France.
 The larger vase is 12 inches tall and the smaller one is 10 inches tall. Acquired from an important private French collection.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Alvino Bagni Rides Again

A very rare, we have never seen this glaze on this form before, and fine example of an Alvino Bagni masterwork. This horse and rider dates to the 1960s and is 16.5 inches (42cm) tall.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Swede Selection

A treasure trove of fine vintage Scandinavian vessels has just arrived - Acquired from a private collection in Sweden.

Top: Decorated Stig Lindberg Vase with a selection of smaller vases by Carl-Harry Stålhane
Center: 1930s Swedish Art Deco Bronze
Bottom: Three by Carl-Harry Stålhane
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Gold Leaved

This almost surreal Italian vase features applied gold leaves on an off-white sgraffito surface - with an orange glazed interior. The leaves appear to be from the holly bush, making it perfect for a winter arrangement. Created in the 1950s by Ceramiche Rometti, Italy.
12" tall
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Big in Belgium

A large and beautiful crackle glazed 1920s Art Deco vase by Boch Freres. 15 inches tall.
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Boch Freres

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Horses of Different Colors

The Gallop polls are in - and Bitossi horses are always the winners. Our latest group of vintage equines are in some gorgeous colors. The gold crackled is the rarest, the orange is always a best seller, and the raspberry is a runner up for hardest to find.
All measure around 12-13" tall and long
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

British Brutalist Abstraction

This fantastic set of 4 abstract metal forms, that can be arranged to your liking, are signed and dated 1969 by British sculptor Reg Butler (1913-1981), each component is 18 inches tall.
 This piece was acquired from a deaccession sale of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Autumnal Arrangement

Always lovely to have an instant Italian collection - 3-of-a-kind if you will. Created for export by Bitossi in the 60s in a decidedly earthy, fall like, color collaboration.
8", 9", and 12" respectively
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Glossy Goods

We've once again made the cover of Real Simple - where some of our fine vintage wares grace the mantle of this charming holiday setting. Stylists often come to us for shoots, since we really have the most eclectic and expansive selection of accessories in one shop. It's always a treat seeing how the skilled prop masters imagine our goods in editorial settings.
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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Haute Hippocampus

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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