Art Deco Bakelite napkin rings, Scottie dog, Squirrel and Duck circa 1930’s

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These are a fantastic set of 3 art deco Bakelite animal napkin rings, a Scottie dog, squirrel and duck, country of origin unknown circa 1930’s.

Wonderful designs, simple stylised forms with holes in the middles for holding a rolled napkin. The shapes are so reminiscent of the art deco era. All in vibrant colours, the squirrel and Scottie dog in a buterscotch orange with very faint marbling, the duck is in a dark green with faint yellow marbling. All have painted on eyes.

All tested with Simichrome polish as being genuine Bakelite.

Would make a fantastic addition to any Bakelite collection and would complement any art deco, modernist, 1930’s, 1940’s, retro, vintage or contemporary styled interior or table.

All in great condition, the painted eyes are rubbed off on a couple of sides, light surface wear and a few tiny nibbles here and there, nothing to detract from the great overall look on display.

Each measuring approx 7 x 6 x 1.5cm / 2.75 x 2.5 x 0.75in.

These are for sale in my Etsy shop :

Iron and glass candelabra, made by Ystad Metall, Sweden circa 1960’s

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’.

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Trio of Scandinavian art glass vases, Finland circa 1970’s

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.

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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.

Exbor / Novy Bor Glassworks , Sklo Union, pink, colourless and green cased faceted vase, designed by Pavel Hlava, Czechoslovakia circa 1958.

A striking example of the renaissance in Czech glass design in the 1950’s.  From behind the Iron Curtain, re-establishing the country’s skilled designers reputation for producing unique art glass masterpieces. Pavel Hlava designed this range for exhibition at the Milan Triennale in 1957, the first time in over 20 years Czech glass was seen internationally, whilst showcasing their modern products for a modern age and people.  With its monumental form and coloured internal design it is as much a sculptural piece as a functional vase.