Collectables

Studio Laurana Rame D’ Arte enamelled copper wall clock, made in Italy circa 1960’s

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IMG_3316This is a beautiful Studio Laurana Rame D’ Arte enamelled copper wall clock, made in Italy circa 1960’s.

A fantastic design from this ‘copper art’ studio founded by Franco Bastianelli in Pesaro, Italy in 1958.

Stunning Italian modernist / brutalist style very reminiscent of the work of Curtis Jere and Marcello Fantoni during the mid century era.

The clock face is made of copper, with indentations and holes roughly hewn around the rim, embellished with shimmering fiery multicoloured enamelled glazes. In the middle are raised glassy droplets to roughly mark the time.

Fitted with a very reliable German Kienzle movement and lovely period brass hands.

Would make a prefect addition for any mid century, modernist, brutalist, 1950’s, 1960’s, vintage, retro or contemporary interior as a practical piece of wall art!

In excellent condition, a little crazing to the thick enamel as is common with these pieces, nothing to detract on display. In fully working order, keeping good time, takes one size C. 1.5V battery not included.

Measures 30 x 30 x 5.5cm / 12 x 12 x 2.25in.

Hand signed to the back with the artists name (indistinct) and partially under the mechanism.

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Danish Modern Teak trolls, ‘Optimist and Pessimist’ by Hans Bolling, Orskov & Co. Denmark circa 1960’s

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These are a great pair of original genuine Danish Modern Teak trolls, ‘Optimist and Pessimist’ designed by Hans Bolling, and made by Orskov & Co. Denmark circa 1960’s.

A fantastic couple, comprising of the classic opposing character troll figurines the ‘Optimist’ and ‘Pessimist’. Both made out of teak, with rope arms and rabbit fur hair and painted eyes. Designed by the renowned Danish architect Hans Bolling, famous for his iconic mid century wooden figures such as these.

Stunning mid century Danish modern design classic, so reminiscent of the era, their small size would make them perfect to accessorise and add some fun character to a desk, mantelpiece or shelf.

Would make a stunning addition to any Danish or Scandinavian Teak collection, and would complement any mid century modern, retro, vintage, 60’s, kitsch or contemporary styled interior.

In excellent condition, some thinning and age showing to the rabbit fur hair, nothing to detract on display, the wood has a lovely patina

Each figure measures approx 14 x 8 x 6cm / 5.5 x 3.25 x 2.5in.

Both stamped to the base ‘Hans Bolling Orskov & Co. Denmark’.

Available in my Etsy shop : http://etsy.me/1QaTrTy

Malcolm Moran bronze figures / vignette, California, 1972

This is a beautiful whimsical vignette of two running and playing children, with flowers and teddy bear, in bronze by Californian artist and sculptor Malcolm Moran, 1972.

A wonderful piece by the highly collectable Malcolm Moran a mid century designer turned bronze sculptor who lived and worked in Carmel, California, and exhibited at the White House amongst many other achievements.

A stunning design, the two children holding hands and running through flowers. Amazing details from the jade green gravel on the brass base, curls of metal for plant leaves with lovely enamelled flowers. One figure is floating in mid air, suspended by the holding hands and swinging a teddy bear. Topped with painted headwear and some daubs to the cheeks to suggest playing as Indians.

Would make a fantastic addition to any collection of Moran / American / Californian bronzes or sculptures, and would complement any retro, vintage, 1960’s, 70’s, mid century, modernist, minimalist or contemporary interior.

Marked to the base 1972 with the makers mark.

In excellent condition, with a lovely patina to the bronze.

Measures 17 x 7 x 14cm / 6.75 x 2.75 x 5.5in.

http://etsy.me/1rnrVsp

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Large table cigarette lighter, Bitossi Ceramiche, Italy circa 1960’s

This is a beautiful and large table cigarette / cigar lighter by Bitossi Ceramiche, Italy circa 1960’s.

A fabulous piece designed by Aldo Londi, a striking style very different to the iconic ‘Rimini Blu’. This ‘Liberty’ decor was influenced by paisley patterns on imported Persian and Indian textiles.
This is in an unusual colourway similar to that used on the ‘Spagnolo’ decor, in yellow, orange, brown and green tones, representing the Spanish terrain.

The pattern is impressed into the surface, and the whole piece has the characteristic pitted texture from the inclusion of rough granules in the clay. Lovely form with the tapered waisted base and bulbous neck, with the brass lighter sitting in a well on the top.

A wonderful piece from one of the greatest designers and ceramicists of the 20th century that
would make a fantastic practical table lighter or display item, and would look great in any 60’s, retro, vintage, mid century modern, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior. A Great addition to any collection of Bitossi / Italian / European art pottery or 20th century design.

In excellent working condition, the mechanism still has a wick and the flint sparks, will need filling with lighter fluid. The pottery is excellent, free from chips or cracks, some light crazing commensurate with age, nothing to detract on display.

Measures 18 x 7 x 7cm / 7 x 2.75 x 2.75in.

Still bears the original makers and distributors labels on the base, ‘Made in Italy 69 / 10’ and ‘Created in Italy for Rosenthal Netter’.

Available for sale in my Etsy shop http://etsy.me/Xgvt3G

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Danish Teak bird bottle opener / corkscrew, circa 1960’s

This is a Beautiful Danish Teak mid-century modern style bird bottle opener / corkscrew, circa 1960’s.

A Fabulous Scandinavian collectable, the head removes to reveal a bottle opener, and the base comes off to reveal a corkscrew.
Great stylised design details, from the flat cap on his head, plastic bead eyes, a cigarette in his carved red painted beak / mouth. Lovely form to the body, wonderfully curved down to the gorgeous tail. The corkscrew doubles up as a stand and leg, sitting on the lozenge shaped teak foot.

A Stunning piece, stamped ‘Made in Denmark’ to the base, possibly by Hans Bolling / Kay Bojesen who produced very similar designs, and is so reminiscent of the era, the wood has lovely patination to match its age.

Would make a Stunning addition to any Danish or Scandinavian Teak collection, and would complement any mid century modern, retro, vintage, 60’s, kitsch or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, a couple of small rough areas of wood, nothing to detract on display.

Measures 17 x 10 x 4.5cm / 6.75 4 x 1.75in.

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Set of miniature ceramic liqueur bottles, Alpho Pottery, France circa 1930’s

These are a Beautiful trio of miniature ceramic liqueur bottles, made by the Alpho Pottery, France circa 1930’s.

A Wonderful set, owing much in its design to the Art Deco / art Nouveau period, when Alphonse Mouton started his studio. Born in 1900 into a family of potters, this prolific potter worked in Saint Vallier in the Drôme region in south west France from the 1930s to 80s. He produced mainly for the tourist market using a series of recognisable glazes in colours ranging from dark blues, greens and beige. He also produced some items for liqueur companies.

These are Great examples of his work, displaying characteristics of Art Deco in the angular handled bottle, Art Nouveau in the tall slender bottle, and playfulness in the teapot / watering can shaped piece.

All with variations on his characteristic glaze in a dripping / flamelike effect in shades of blue and green, with different textured glazes on each.

Perfect to add to any Alpho / French pottery / European studio pottery collection and would complement any Art Deco / Art Nouveau / 1930’s / 40’s, French style, rustic or contemporary styled interior.

All marked differently, one marked ’12 ALPHO’, another impressed mark ‘5’, and another unmarked other than the distributors stamp ‘Benoit Serres Toulouse’.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches or crazing, some wear to the labels commensurate with age, nothing to detract from the vintage look.

Measuring from largest: 10 x 9 x 2.5cm / 4 x 3.75 x 1in.
10.5 x 5 x 5cm / 4.25 x 2 x 2in.
10 x 8 x 4cm / 4 x 3.25 x 1.5in.

They still all contain their original contents! But for overseas buyers please note that they will have to be drained prior to shipping!

http://etsy.me/1qvxoLE

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‘Optimist & Pessimist’ Teak Trolls, Hans Bolling, Denmark circa 1960’s

These are a Great Pair of Danish Modern Teak trolls, attributed to Hans Bolling, Denmark circa 1960’s.

A Fantastic couple, comprising of miniature troll figurines the ‘Optimist’ and ‘Pessimist’. Both made out of teak, with rope arms and rabbit fur hair and painted eyes.

Stunning mid century Danish modern design classic, so reminiscent of the era, their small size would make them perfect to accessorise and add some fun character to a desk, mantelpiece or shelf.

Would make a Stunning addition to any Danish or Scandinavian Teak collection, and would complement any mid century modern, retro, vintage, 60’s, kitsch or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, some thinning of the rabbit fur hair, nothing to detract on display.

Each figure measures approx 10.5 x 8 x 5cm / 4.25 x 3.25 x 2in.

Available in my Etsy shop: http://etsy.me/1ntqYKf

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Art Deco black Bakelite Ltd. trefoil lidded box, London circa 1930’s

This is a Beautiful Art Deco black Bakelite trefoil shaped lidded box, made by Bakelite Limited, London circa late 1930’s.

A Fabulous piece in the trefoil form of the Bakelite logo. With the logo on the lid, the inside of the lid has a moulded inscription ‘With the compliments of Bakelite Limited 12/16 Grosvenor Gardens London S.W.1.’
This design can also be found with an inscription to commemorate the coronation of George VI, May 12 1937. dating this piece to a similar age.

Most likely a promotional piece for shopkeepers or business associates. Its lidded form and compartmentalised interior make it perfect as a desk tidy, but could also be used as a trinket / jewellery box.

Would make a Stunning addition to any Bakelite / Art Deco design collection, and would complement any antique, vintage, 1930’s, 1940’s, Art Deco, Modernist, Bauhaus, minimal or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, no cracks, the back underside lip of the lid is rough from use over the years, some tiny chips, not visible on display and do not detract (pictured).

Measures 13 x 13 x 3cm / 5.25 x 5.25 x 1.25in.
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‘Flash’ Butter Dish by Dorothy Hafner, Rosenthal Studio Line, Germany circa 1984.

This is one of 3 pieces from this range for sale over at my Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/afterglowretro

This is a Fantastic butter dish by Rosenthal Studio Line, part of the ‘Flash’ range designed by Dorothy Hafner circa 1984.

A Great 1980’s Postmodern / Memphis style design by Dorothy Hafner, one of the most well respected proponents of the avant-garde in the ceramic design business. Her works excelling in a synthesis of shape and pattern.

The butter dish has a lovely angular shape, with a small handle on the top to lift the cover. The rectangular dish has an inner lip for the top to fit snugly on. Perfectly practical as a butter or even cheese serving dish, also beautiful as a decorative piece. The decor is very reminiscent of the era, very colourful, abstract and cartoon like.

The butter dish would make a Fabulous addition to any Rosenthal ‘Flash’ collection, and would bring a great design edge and splash of colour to any retro, vintage, 80’s, Postmodern or contemporary interior!

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Measuring 19 x 14 x 7cm / 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.75in.

Marked to the base ‘Rosenthal Studio – line Germany Flash Form Design Dorothy Hafner’.

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Trio of Danish Modern Teak trolls, Hans Bolling, Denmark circa 1960’s

These are a Great trio of Danish Modern Teak trolls, attributed to Hans Bolling, Denmark circa 1960’s.

A Fantastic mini set, comprising of miniature troll figurines the ‘Optimist’, ‘Pessimist’ and a tiny presumably child troll! All made out of teak, with rope arms and rabbit fur hair and painted eyes.

Stunning mid century Danish modern design classic, so reminiscent of the era, their small size would make them perfect to accessorise and add some fun character to a desk, mantelpiece or shelf.

Would make a Stunning addition to any Danish or Scandinavian Teak collection, and would complement any mid century modern, retro, vintage, 60’s, kitsch or contemporary interior.

In Great Vintage Condition, some thinning of the rabbit fur hair, couple of tiny nicks to the wood, maybe from production as they are so small, nothing to detract on display.

The two larger figures measure approx 7 x 3.5 x 3.5cm / 2.75 x 1.5 x 1.5in.

The small figure measures 4 x 2 x 2cm / 1.5 x 0.75 x 0.75in.

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