sixties

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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Set of 3 Dumler & Breiden West German Art Pottery Vases circa 1970’s

These are a Beautiful set of 3 Dumler & Breiden vases, West Germany circa 1970’s.
 
These Wonderful vases are representative of the outlandish designs by this renowned high quality Art Pottery.  The forms all feature a ‘Bullseye’ motif for the body of the vase, a style seen with Op / Pop art designs of the era. The handles and necks reference traditional ancient forms and also have the appearance of carved horn adding to the effect.
They all sit on rond pedestal bases, making them an elegant and attractive set.
 
The decor and glazes are a mixture of ‘Pumice’ like rough ‘Fat Lava’ glazes, and glossy dripping foamy glazes.  All in various cream / beige and brown shades, very natural and organic.
A Stunning Trio that would make an attractive grouping on a mantelpiece, sideboard or as a table centrepiece!
A Fantastic Set that would make a Great addition to any collection of Fat Lava / Wset German / European Art Pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, 60’s / 70’s, minimal, shabby chic, boho or contemporary interior.
All In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.
 
Measuring: 
33 x 19 x 11cm / 13 x 7.5 x 4.5in.
22 x 14 x 8cm / 8.75 x 5.5 x 3.25in.
19 x 14 x 8cm / 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.25in.
 
All marked to the base with the D & B logo : 
1124/33 GERMANY
1121/22 GERMANY
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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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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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Bertoncello Ceramiche D’Arte yellow cube vase, form no. 908, Italy circa 1960’s

This is a Stunning and Beautiful Bertoncello vase made by the Italian pottery circa 1960’s / early 1970’s.

An iconic sculptural piece of Retro Italian ceramic design by the famous Bertoncello Ceramiche D’Arte. In their trademark style geometric and monumental and resembling large pebbles / modern architectural forms. With dramatic curves, rounded corners and recessed pierced holes, recalling the works of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

Very Space Age / Op / Pop Art in form with its curved cuboid form, and sits on two shallow pedestal feet so it floats on a surface. Striking mottled, dripped and streaked glossy yellow and brown tones in the glaze, reminiscent of ‘Fat Lava’ pottery.