This is a stunning Smalandshyttan art glass vase, designed by Josef Schott, Sweden circa 1960’s.
A fantastic space age design by one of the smaller lesser known glass factories in the province of Smaland, the glassmaking centre of Sweden. In operation from 1947-76, Czech born Schott was their head designer.
This vase is typical of his 1960’s output, with the complex moulded abstract geometric design. The relief pattern is different on all 4 sides and the raised forms and the thick indigo blue cased sommerso glass catch the light beautifully.
Resembling a Modernist building or spaceship, very reminiscent of the mid century era, cutting edge Scandinavian design that still looks fresh and futuristic now!
A great piece of Scandinavian art glass that makes a sculptural statement piece in its own right, sculptural and imposing, also perfect as a practical vase, or as a desk accessory.
A perfect addition to any collection of Scandinavian / Swedish art glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, 60’s, space age, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior.
In excellent condition, no marks, chips or scratches.
Measures 12.5 x 11 x 7cm / 5 x 4.5 x 2.75in. This is a chunky heavy piece of glass weighing 1.2kg.
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This is a Stunning Czech cased, cut glass vase, designed by Oldrich Lipsky for Exbor, Czechoslovakia circa 1964.
A Striking Modernist design from Exbor, who produced cutting edge, modern avant garde designs during this period. A striking example of the renaissance in Czech glass design in the 1960′s. From behind the Iron Curtain, re-establishing the country’s skilled designers reputation for producing unique art glass masterpieces.
The vase with its cased thick / chunky glass in yellow and red, is cut with wavy undulating optical effects on the corner edges. Giving wonderful complex forms and catching the light beautifully and differently from every angle. Very unusual and a clear break from traditional forms, evoking the forward thinking Space Age era.
A Great addition to any collection of Sklo /Czech or Art Glass. Would complement any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, space age, modernist, mid century, minimalist or contemporary interior.
In Excellent Condition, no chips or scratches, a few very tiny fleabites on the top, mentioned for accuracy, nothing to detract. Stunning overall on display.
Marked to the base with the Exbor acid stamp, can be faintly seen in the base photo.
Measures 21.5 x 8 x 8cm / 8.5 x 3.25 x 3.25in.
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This is a lovely small freeform blown art glass vase, made by the Zelezny Brod Glassworks, Czechoslovakia circa 1960’s.
A Fantastic sculptural freeform organic design by Miloslav Klinger, evoking the liquidity of molten glass in its form and swirled curving form, which appears different from each side.
Displays the master craftsmanship of the glassblowers at Zelezny Brod glassworks, using traditional techniques such as those from Murano in new exciting innovative futuristic ways.
Would be perfect as a small bud / single stem vase or as part of a grouping. Catches the light beautifully through the curves. Similar examples can be seen in Mark Hill’s book ‘Hi Sklo Lo Sklo’.
Perfect as an addition to any collection of Czech / Sklo / Bohemian Art Glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, modernist, mid century, space age, minimal or contemporary styled interior.
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.
Measures 13 x 6 x 6cm / 5 x 2.5 x 2.5in.
These are a Beautiful Pair of Dartington Glass ‘Panel + Spot’ vases / candleholders, made in England circa 1960’s / early 1970’s.
Fantastic Modernist design by Frank Thrower, hexagonal thick walled art glass, with raised ‘Panel + Spot’ motifs on each side, referencing ancient Greek styles.
The smaller vase pattern number FT88 has a shape reminiscent of an inkwell with its squared rim. The rare taller vase, has a slight variation in tone, almost turquoise, and is a wonderfully imposing geometric clean lined form, with a subtle frosted texture to the glass.
A classic iconic design very reminiscent of the sixties. The glassblowers at Dartington were trained by Scandinavian masters from Kosta and Orrefors and this is refelected in the style and technique.
Striking examples of British Art Glass that would make a great addition to a Dartington collection and would complement Whitefriars or Scandinavian glass designs. Would be great in any retro, vintage, sixties, mid century modern, minimal or contemporary interior.
In Excellent Condition, a couple of miniscule fleabites on the rims, too small to photograph, nothing to detract on display.
Measuring: Larger 9.5 x 11 x 10cm / 3.75 x 4.5 x 4in
Smaller 8 x 10.5 x 10cm / 3.25 x 4.25 x 4in.
This is a Beautiful Art Glass Mortar and Pestle, made in Murano, Venice, Italy circa 1950’s / 60’s.
A Wonderful piece, the exact maker unknown but bearing the attributes of renowned makers AVeM, Seguso and Toso.
The mortar bowl has a fantastic organic form, beautifully curved like a shell. The outside is cased black glass, within the bowl are swirls of silver leaf inclusions and multicoloured Murrine canes.
The pestle has been created using the Sommerso technique with black glass encased in clear glass in a stretched twisted club-like form.
A Striking example showing the skill and craftsmanship of the master glassmakers of Murano.
Would make a Great addition to any collection of Murano / Art glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior.
Still bears the original foil label on the base ‘Genuine Venetian Glass Made in Murano Italy’.
The bowl is in Excellent Condition, some light age related wear on the base and in the pestle rest. Nothing to detract on display, the thin end of the pestle is rough, possibly from production, also doesn’t detract.
The mortar measures 13 x 12 x 5cm / 5 x 4.5 x 2in.
The pestle measures 10 x 2 x 1.5cm / 4 x 0.75 x 0.5in.
This is a Beautiful Art glass vase, made by Mandruzzato, Murano, Venice, Italy circa late 1960’s / 1970’s.
A Stunning piece with an unusual form, the octagonally faceted body is shaped like a geometric pear / teardrop. Perfect for use as a small posy / solifleur vase, also ideal as a paperweight, pen or candle holder to adorn any desk or table.
Handmade blown glass using the Sommerso (submerged) technique, with the blue bowl encased in yellow glass, showcasing the skill and craftsmanship of the glassmakers of Murano.
Catches the light beautifully through the multiple facets and Sommerso layers.
Would make a Stunning addition to any collection of Murano / Venetian / Art glass and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, space age, modernist, 60’s, 70’s, minimalist or contemporary interior.
Measures 11 x 7.5 x 7.5cm / 4.25 x 3 x 3in.
In Fantastic Condition, some small nibbles to the inner rim, and some light wear to the base (pictured) nothing to detract on display. The facets are all in Excellent Condition.
This is a Stunning candleholder / candelabra, made by Ystad Metall, Sweden circa 1960’s.
Designed by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall, the glass blocks were made by Kosta Boda, their style and the whole piece are often attributed to Erik Hoglund.
A Wonderful form, very modernist and sharing attributed of Danish Modern and Scandinavian aesthetics, but inspired by Swedish folk art styles.
The black wrought iron frame has four candleholders sitting atop branches of the candelabra, all balanced on a four legged base.
The inserted blocks of thick coloured blown glass in a vibrant emerald green have a polished pontil like surface texture. Very much in the style of the renowned pieces by Erik Hoglund for Kosta Boda during this era.
Would look Fantastic in any mid century, modernist, Scandinavian, Danish Modern, 50’s, 60’s, retro, vintage, minimal or contemporary styled interior.
In Excellent Condition, some light scratches inside the candle wells from use, not visible on display. One of the arms has a slight bend which must be from production.
Measures 32.5 x 27 x 15cm / 12.75 x 10.5 x 6in.
Stamped mark to one of the legs ‘Ystad Metall Made in Sweden’.
This is a Stunning Aquarium / Seascene art glass paperweight, made in Murano, Venice, Italy circa 1960’s / 1970’s. Unlabelled possibly by Cenedese.
A Beautiful piece of Venetian art glass, the large clear glass paperweight has a tapered barrel like form, wonderfully smooth and rounded.
Inside is an amazing underwater seascene / aquarium with 6 fish swimming around a coral reef.
Incredibly skilled craftsmanship on display, the blue glass coral is embellished with bright colours, spirals organically and trails off into wispy vortexes.
Very similar to the renowned Cenedese aquariums blocks by Alfredo Barbini and Riccardo Licata.
Would make a Great addition to any collection of Murano / Italian / European Art Glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, mid century, kitsch, minimalist or contemporary interior.
In Great Condition, no marks, chips or scratches other than the usual age related wear to the base, not noticeable and doesn’t detract on display.
Measures 11 x 7 x 7cm / 4.5 x 2.75 x 2.75in. Weighing approx 800 grams.
This is a Fantastic set of 3 Scandinavian art glass vases. The green and red pieces are attributed to Tamara Aladin for Riihimaki (Riihimaen Lasi Oy) Glassworks, Finland circa early 1970’s.
The blue vase has the characteristic hooped shape found in Scandinavian glass of the era, the exact maker is unknown.
Stunning forms, the red vase is the ‘Tulppaani’ (Tulip) design, circa 1973, the coloured cased glass complements the minimal forms and subdued tones of the other two pieces beautifully.
Would make a Great addition to any collection of Scandinavian / Finnish / Art glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, 1960’s, 70’s, minimalist, modernist, mid century or contemporary interior.
All in Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches, light surface age related wear to the bases, not visible on display and doesn’t detract from the overall stunning look.
Measuring: Red vase 20 x 9 x 9cm / 8 x 3.5 x 3.5in
Green vase 25 x 10 x 10cm / 10 x 4 x 4in.
Blue vase 16 x 10 x 10cm / 6.25 x 4 x 4in.