Goedes of this quality don't come around every day. This Murano masterpiece is a gorgeous example of the incredible hand-cut and polished work of mid-century Italy artisans. The prismatic tones of aquamarine invoke the sparkling waters of Venice.
An impressive size and weight - 71/2 inches in diameter, 3 inches in height
Mid-Century Italy gave us this fantastic pair of Aldo Londi for Bitossi vessels - a cylindrical vase with a grey glazed interior and a lidded jar in a groovy jumble of triangular geometric patterns. The colors are a mix of red, orange and chocolate brown over a textured matte surface.
13 inches and 7" (including lid) https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A very fine pair of early 20th Century Japanese sterling silver bowls inlaid with ancient jade rings to the rim. Marked made in Japan Yamanaka & Co., they were most likely retailed through Yamanaka& Co. on 5th Avenue & 28th Street in New York, known for it's sellection of museum quality Japanese artworks. From 1895, Yamanaka & Co. established itself in New York as a
purveyor of the finest Japanese art that was in high demand in fin de siècle London, Paris & New York.
The firm, especially Yamanaka
Sadajirō (1866-1936), played a crucial role in shaping the Japanese art
collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and worked closely with many
prominent New York collectors and patrons. Many pieces of Japanese art in North American museums today were originally sold from their 5th Avenue galley.
They are 4 inches diameter, circa 1920, although the jade may well be much older and possibly Chinese in origin, sold as a pair. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
This is the largest Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand vase we've ever had the pleasure of offering for sale. A monumental masterpiece with Nylund's signature hare's fur glaze in rich earth tones. Recently acquired from a private Swedish collection. Spectacular at 25 inches tall, 1950s. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A pair of Scandinavian classics from the designer BoBorgström and produced in the 1960s by Åsedaglassworks in Sweden. We would describethe colors as delicious melding of avocado & limeand an orange that leans towards pumpkin. The signature is the clear base and the almost folded-over lip.
9 1/2 " each https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A treasure trove of 1960s cased glass amassed from the vintage family archives of the renown Cenedese company. These pieces were made in Venice the in mid-20th century but never sold abroad - until now. The deeply saturated, yet muted jewel tones, make this a uniquely time-stamped collection.
Sizes range from just over 4 inches to 16 inches in height https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Denmark's terrific Thomas Toft. As rare as his works are, we have assembled a truly expansive array of his mid-century vessels, bowls, and even a lamp.
The motif is usually an abstraction in geometric contrast of in chocolate brown matte and white glaze. They represent fish (look closely - you'll see it!), flora (ferns perhaps), & even a rooster (see 3rd up from the bottom).
The vases are around 16 inches in height. The lamp is over 2 feet with a shade, the bowls are from 5 inches to 9 inches in diameter. https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
A stylish and chic pair of Mid 20th Century French gilt wash sterling silver vanity boxes retailed by Tiffany & Co. French Minerva head for .950 purity & unknown French
maker's mark along inner rim of each box.
3.75 inches tall by 2.5 inch diameter.
A wild trio from the great Swedish ceramicist Ingrid Atterberg for Upsala Ekeby, 1950s. We are getting a very leopard-print feeling from this rarely seen pattern - an exotic theme seems likely as she was known to be inspired by Africa in her other works. 7", 9", 13"
An other-worldly example of Murano meets the Space Age. This controlled bubble Venetian glass bowl by Seguso is affixed with a modernist polished brass handle. The bottom is covered in soft felt for smooth sailing.
9 inches in diameter https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
Another fantastic example of Alfredo Barbini working with Cenedese, this large aquarium lamp is just perfect for the ocean front loft of a modernist marine biologist, or a Hamptons "cottage".
The glass section is just under 17 inches tall and dates to the early 1950s.
This gorgeous piece of Rörstrand pottery is by Sylvia Leuchovius - a longtime artisan for the Swedish ceramic house, where she was employed from the late 40s through the early 70s. This late 60s piece, a celadon colored ceramic has a sort of bamboo stalk feel to its form and coloration. Around 9 inches https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
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" https://soundcloud.com/history-glass/sets/on-hudson-street
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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 daily... and as new publications come out and exciting new items hit our shelves!