Glass

Smalandshyttan blue art glass vase, designed by Josef Schott, Sweden circa 1960’s

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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.

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

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Pair of Dartington Glass ‘Panel + Spot’ vases, made in England circa 1960’s

 

 

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.

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This is a Beautiful Murano Sommerso faceted glass vase, made by Mandruzzato, Venice, Italy circa 1960’s / early 1970’s.

A Striking faceted design, beautifully and skillfully hand made, highlighting the best of Murano glass craftsmanship and technique with modern futuristic design.
The rectangular form is divided into 8 triangular facets, the clear glass exterior contains a submerged, Sommerso, pink layer highlighted by a halo of pale yellow glass.

A Beautiful geometric understated sculptural form which could be used as a single stem vase, desk paperweight or centrepiece, a fantastic space age, retro styled home accessory.

Catches the light amazingly through the facets and Sommerso layers.

Would complement any collection of art / Murano glass, and would look fantastic in any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, minimal, modernist, mid century or contemporary styled interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches, still bears the original ‘Made in Murano, Italy’ foil label.

Measures 16 x 6 x 6cm / 6.25 x 2.5 x 2.5in.

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Sklo Union Chribska Glassworks ‘Cats Head’ vases, Josef Hospodka circa 1960’s

These are a Beautiful Pair of  Chribska Glassworks blown glass vases, Sklo Union, Czechoslovakia circa 1960’s.

A Stunning ‘off-hand’ design by Josef Hospodka, one of the leading designers of Czech glass, his sculptural pieces were inspired by developments in Murano and Scandinavia. The organic form, resembling a cat’s head could be used as a vase. In a double graduated coloured cased glass, similar to the Murano ‘Sommerso’ technique.

The greenish yellow and pinky red colours are bright and vibrant, and combined with the curved form, catch the light beautifully.

Would make a Great addition to any collection of Sklo, Czech or European Art Glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century modern, 60’s, 70’s styled interior.

In Excellent Condition, a couple of tiny light scratches not noticeable on display.

Measuring 25 x 14 x 10cm / 10 x 5.5 x 4in.

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AVeM Murano Glass Tutti Frutti Toothpick Holder / Bowl / Vase, Italy circa 1950’s

This is a Beautiful AVeM Murano (Arte Vetraria Muranese) red glass ‘Tutti Frutti’ small vase / bowl / toothpick holder, Venice, Italy circa 1950’s.

A Stunning piece that displays the master craftsmanship and artistry of Murano’s glassblowers.
The exquisite myriad of glasswork includes silver leaf, Zanfirico lattice filigree, twisted ribbon canes, and copper Aventurine. All set in a random form in clear glass, the inner being a rich red glass, which creates a lovely stunning background to the intricate craftsmanship.

Catches the light beautifully through the myriad techniques and colours, the undulating amorphous form looks different from every angle, beautifully curved and organic.

Would make a Fantastic addition to any collection of Murano, European Art glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, Hollywood regency, fifties, sixties, minimal or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, no chips, a couple of very small surface marks not noticeable on display, the usual age related wear to the base, nothing to detract.

Measures 9 x 9 x 8cm / 3.5 x 3.5 x 3in.

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Murano Mandruzzato Sommerso Uranium Art glass Vase, Italy circa 1970’s

This is a Great Murano Uranium Sommerso faceted glass vase, made by Mandruzzato, Venice, Italy circa 1960’s / early 1970’s.

 
A Striking faceted design, beautifully and skillfully hand made, highlighting the best of Murano glass craftsmanship and technique with modern futuristic design. 
The rectangular exterior (with a very pale pink colour to the clear glass) contains submerged (Sommerso) yellow and green capsules with a round shaped opening.
Under UV lighting the layers have a fantastic green glow, due to the Uranium Oxide in the glass!
 
A Beautiful geometric understated sculptural form which could be used as a single stem vase, desk paperweight or centrepiece, a fantastic space age, retro styled home accessory.
 
Catches the light amazingly through the facets and Sommerso layers.
Would complement any collection of art / Murano glass, and would look fantastic in any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, minimal, modernist, mid century or contempoarary styled interior.
 
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.
 
Measures 15.5 x 4.5 x 4.5cm / 6.25 x 1.75 x 1.75in.
 
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Set of 6 Walter Bosse style stacking metal hedgehog ashtray / dishes and a Kosta Boda etched glass hedgehog designed by Vicke Lindstrand

Contrasting vintage hedgehogs, the dark metal Walter Bosse style set of 6 stacking small ashtrays is a beautiful and ingenious design and a real mid century classic.  The Kosta Boda clear glass paperweight, designed by Vicke Lindstrand exemplifies the minimal Scandinavian aesthetic, a simple form with etched spines.  Vintage woodland animals to add some nature inspired retro style to any interior this autumn.

Whitefriars ‘Textured’ cinnamon glass bowl, designed by Geoffrey Baxter circa 1967 & Amber bowl / ashtray for Parker Pens attributed to Whitefriars circa 1960’s.

The ‘Textured’ range designed by Geoffrey Baxter for Whitefriars Glass in 1967 is a design classic of the 20th century.  This beautiful cinnamon coloured bowl could be paired up with an iconic ‘coffin’ or ‘banjo’ vase to stunning effect.

The Amber glass bowl / ashtray for Parker Pens, with its Art Deco swirled styling is attributed to Whitefriars who produced glass paperweight pen bases and ashtray desk sets circa 1960’s.

Cenedese, Murano Sommerso organic glass vase in red and yellow, designed by Antonio Da Ros, Venice, Italy circa 1960’s

This Cenedese single stem vase, encapsulates everything great about Murano art glass.  The beautiful organic shape with its contrasting sharp angled rim marks a clear break from tradition, embracing the space age futuristic styles of the 1960s.  The handmade blown glass is skillfully and amazingly layered using the Sommerso (submerged) technique, creating encased coloured capsules that need no other adornment.  It catches and refracts the light beautifully and becomes a sculptural piece of art in its own right.