Monday, June 20, 2016

Fashion Plates

Mari Simmulson could easily be considered the female Picasso with her playful, almost cubist, illustrative style of painting with glaze on pottery. Made for Upsala Ekeby, Sweden 1950s. Her girls always feel timelessly boho-chic to me.
above: approx. 8" square
below: approx. 6" square
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

French Fifties

In keeping with our color palette, a most gorgeous cubist mosaic topped box from the South of France, circa 1950s. Mixed media, ceramic, crackled glass glaze, and 24K gold decorates the lid atop a black wooden base. Totally artist made and one-of-a-kind. A real gem for holding your gems.
I recommend you 'click' the above image to expand and fully appreciate the masterwork at hand.
11" x 4" x 2.5"
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Towering Acheivement

One of my favorite 1950s patterns by Aldo Londi for Bitossi is called "Finestra", which translated from Italian means windows . Perhaps the reflective nature of the genuine gold decoration is key to the name. Measuring in at 16", this is a rather tall as well as pristine example from the line. The color combination just reminds me of the Mediterranean mix of the sky, flora, and deep blue Italian sea. But, it's the sunken lid that really tops it off for me!
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Beautiful Big Bitossi

At 2 feet tall this is a fine and large example of mid 6os Italian high design by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, a textured unglazed dark brown natural clay top with a sandstone color glazed base make this one of the most appealing large vases in the shop right now.
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sunny Side Up

Perhaps frustrating for the regular reader...this piece was so special that it arrived in the shop today and was sold before I could even complete my blog post! "Seta" by Aldo Londi for Bitossi- the ombre coloration goes from chartreuse to charcoal with a bright yellow surface and, of course, the gold striations and rim.
A great scale at 9" x 10"
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