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 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 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.