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Volpi Deruta starburst vase, Italy circa 1950’s

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This is a beautiful vase made by Volpi Deruta, Italy circa mid 1950’s.
A great rare and unusual piece from Maiolica Derutese Volpi, showcasing Serafino Volpi’s adventurous forms and decors.
Stunning form, so reminiscent of the era with its asymmetric, curving bud-like form inspired by nature.

The decor is superb, on a glossy white base are raised white dots, labour-intensively hand applied with a pump. These lay all over on top of bright multicoloured hand-painted starburst motifs. The interior contrasts eye poppingly with a bright glossy blue glaze!

Would make a fantastic addition to any collection of Italian, studio, European art pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, 1950’s, mid century, kitsch or contemporary interior.

Hand marked to the base ‘Foreign 4117/17’.

In excellent condition, no marks, chips or scratches, a couple of tiny burst bubbles in the glaze from production, nothing to detract on display.

Measures 17 x 10 x 8cm / 7 x 4 x 3.25in.

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Mid Century rattan / wicker monkey ‘speak no evil’ figure circa 1950’s

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This is a great rattan / wicker monkey figure, country of origin unknown, circa 1950’s.

A wonderful cute character, a shelf sitting figure in a ‘speak no evil’ or just playful pose! Fantastic stylised monkey shape, so expressive and great detailing, all expertly woven out of rattan with the feet and hands made of canes wrapped round with flat palms. The orange face is made of rattan coated in plastic, with black bead eyes.

Very much in the style of Kay Bojesen’s and Walter Bosse’s mid century monkey / animal figures and would make a perfect addition to any such collection, or to sit on a Danish Modern / Eames era sideboard or shelves as a quirky fun piece of home decor!

Would make a fantastic addition to any collection of mid century animal figures, Bojesen, Zoo line, Walter Bosse etc and would complement any retro, vintage, 1950’s, 1960’s, mid century, modernist, Danish Modern, minimalist or contemporary styled interior.

In excellent condition, a couple of loose canes overall, the right ear appears a little skewed but all adds to the vintage character, nothing to detract on display.

Measures 36 x 27 x 27cm / 14 x 11 x 11in.

Available in my Etsy shop : http://etsy.me/1ya3cxy

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Aquarium art glass paperweight, Murano, Italy circa 1960’s

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.

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Murano sommerso glass deer, Venice, Italy circa 1950’s / 60’s

This is a Beautiful glass deer figurine, made in Murano, Venice, Italy circa 1950’s / 60’s.

A Wonderful piece, the stylised deer / fawn / bambi figure has great detailing from the graceful legs to the pointy ears, bushy tail to ball nose!
All in a Fantastic Sommerso glass in red, yellow and clear glass. Catches the light amazingly through the colours and curves.

A Striking example showing the skill and craftsmanship of the glassmakers of Murano. Similar pieces were made by Cenedese, Seguso, AVeM, Flavio Poli and Fratelli Toso, and this is very reminiscent of the styles and output of the era.

Would make a Stunning addition to any collection of Murano / Italian / Art glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, 50’s, 60’s, mid century, modernist, kitsch or contemporary styled interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Measures 19 x 14.5 x 7cm / 7.5 x 5.75 x 2.75in.

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Lucite Paperweight with Thermometer and Underwater Seascene, made in France circa 1950’s

This is a truly Stunning clear Lucite (resin) paperweight with thermometer, circa 1950’s / 1960/s. In the Mid Century Modern style, believed to be made in France (thermometre on face).

A Great piece, in the shape of a clamshell, and displaying an underwater Sea scene complete with shells, sea plants and a Starfish. All encased in a beautiful clear resin that catches the light amazingly through the contoured edges, contrasted nicely with the black back.

A Striking and unusual item, catches the light beautifully, perfect for use as a desk accessory / paperweight, or on display on a sideboard, windowsill or mantelpiece.

Really reminiscent of the 50’s / 60’s Atomic Mid-Century Modern Era using new materials with exciting new forms! Would be fantastic in a retro, vintage, or even contemporary or minimal interior due to its bold striking form and design!

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches, the thermometer is still working too!

Measures 13 x 11 x 4.5cm / 5 x 4.5 x 1.75in.

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Kaiser ornamental mantel alarm clock, Western Germany circa 1955

This is a Stunning and Rare Kaiser Mantel Alarm clock, made in Western Germany circa 1955.

A Great Vintage design, owing much to the Hollywood Regency / Mid Century Modern styles of the era. A Very Ornamental clock, made of cream bakelite / plastic. A stepped pedestal base sits on 4 brass feet, 2 pillars sit on brass rings and are topped by brass finials. Suspended between them is the intricately decorated dial, very Rococo and Kitsch.

The alarm is sounded on the two brass bells by the suspended arrow, and is very loud!

A Beautiful clock, perfect for a mantelpiece, desk, sideboard or bedside. Its Vintage style would complement any richly decorated, opulent, retro mid century, 1950’s interior.

In Excellent Condition, Fully Working, the rim of the clock face is a little tarnished, nothing to detract from the overall Stunning look.

Measures 14 x 11 x 4.5cm / 5.5 x 4.5 x 1.75in.

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Jim Beam ‘Wonderful World of Ohio’ limited edition collectors Bourbon Whiskey decanter, USA, 1967

 

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This is a Great Jim Beam ‘Wonderful World of Ohio’ limited edition collectors Bourbon Whiskey decanter from 1967.

A Fantastic Kitsch Retro styled flask made from Handcrafted China. Formed in the shape of the State of Ohio, with a fabulous glossy glaze and great images.
One side features ‘The Wonderful World of Ohio’ with a stylised picture, and the original foil label.
The other has a Stunning vintage montage of aspects of Ohio in the 60’s.

Still has the original stopper and cork with the remains of the seal label, the decanter is empty but the cork is stuck in, could be cut out if you want to use the flask, perfect as a decorative piece.

Marked to the base, and has the Regal China makers foil label on the side.

A Striking piece of Collectable Retro China, that would make a great addition to any retro, vintage, sixties, kitsch, American themed or Mid Century interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Measures 26 x 14 x 6cm / 10.25 x 5.5 x 2.25in.
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