This is a Wonderful miniature ‘Fat Lava’ style vase / ornament / paperweight / candleholder.
These pieces were handmade by Marius van Woerden, at his Vest Keramiek studio pottery in Gouda, Netherlands circa early 1970’s.
A Very unusual form, the disc like body has a round opening at the top which has a similar sized footing below, and two smaller circular feet, very abstract and brutalist in appearance. Much like a miniature UFO. Could be used in various ways or just admired as a lovely piece of Avant Garde studio pottery.
The characteristic glaze is very similar to ‘Fat Lava’ West German pottery, the crusty pumice like glazes in various earthy tones are very organic and unusual.
Would make a Great addition to any collection of Dutch / European / Studio / Fat Lava pottery, and would complement any mid century, retro, vintage, minimalist, brutalist, modernist, rustic or contemporary interior.
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.
Stamped R1 to the base.
Measures 4.5 x 9 x 9cm / 1.75 x 3.5 x 3.5in.
These are a Beautiful Pair of Venetian glass vases made by Mandruzzato, Murano, Italy circa 1970’s.
A Stunning Pewter Grey and clear textured Sommerso glass design, originally by Campanella.
Fabulous pieces of Venetian Art Glass, the stylish steely glass layers encased using the renowned Sommerso (submerged) technique inside a rhomboid and curved and angular and asymmetric textured clear glass design.
The edges with their textured pattern like bark / ice contrast beautifully with the smooth sides, catching and refracting the light amazingly.
Striking examples showing the skill and craftsmanship of the glassmakers of Murano.
Would complement any collection of Murano, European or Art Glass, and would look fantastic in any retro, vintage, space age, minimal or contemporary interior.
Measuring 13 x 13 x 4.5cm / 5 x 5 x 1.75in. and 21.5 x 10 x 5cm / 8.5 x 4 x 2in.
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A great collectable wooden skateboard, with its parallel stripes of grip tape, vintage sticker, classic trucks and bright orange wheels. Still works great, showing signs of wear and tear which only add to its character and history. Perfect for rediscovering your 70’s / 80’s childhood, or for display as a retro accessory!
‘Capture Summertime in a Rumpot’ with a fabulous bright and very retro 70’s Scheurich Keramik Rumtopf.
A Stunning piece of West German Pottery that would make a practical and welcome addition to any kitchen, as an attractive feature and for enjoying your favourite Rum soaked fruits during the bleak winter months!