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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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Double stem vase, made in Alba Iulia, Romania circa 1970’s

This is a Great porcelain double stem vase, made in Alba Iulia, Romania circa 1970’s. Exact maker unknown.

A Fantastic piece with its twin tower / double stem form, wonderful abstract / geometric / architectural relief detailing. Very much in the Eastern Bloc Brutalist / Modernist style, very sculptural and owing much to the designs of Bertoncello.

Lovely glossy glazes in banded vertical shades of black, beige and brown, very reminiscent of the era.

A Striking display piece, makes a statement in its own right, would make a great centrepiece.

Would make a Stunning addition to any collection of European pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, Brutalist, Modernist, 60’s, 70’s, minimal or contemporary styled interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Measures 22 x 13 x 7cm / 8.75 x 5 x 2.75in.

Stamped makers mark to the base, partly blurred ‘Alba Iulia’.

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Vintage condiment / cruet set, Guzzini, Italy circa 1960’s

This is a Stunning retro condiment / cruet set with stand, by Guzzini, Italy circa 1960’s.

A Fantastic design, so reminiscent of the era, with its classic orange and white colourway retro plastic styling.

The circular white plastic stand / tray has a deep rim to hold the cruets and bottles, and a chrome / stainless steel carry handle.
The two tall bottles for oil and vinegar marked ‘O’ and ‘V’ have orange plastic cylindrical bodies with mini spouts at the top, and white domed removeable lids for filling.
The salt and pepper cruets, marked ‘S’ and ‘P’, have a stunning curved teardrop shape, with holes at the top for dispensing and plastic stoppers on the bases for easy filling.

Beautiful design by this renowned Italian maker of classic iconic 1960’s homeware pieces. Lovely styling in form and colour, vibrant and reflects the Space Age / Pop Art influences of the era.

Would make a Great addition to any retro, vintage, mid century, space age, pop art, 1960’s, minimal or contemporary kitchen or table setting.

In Excellent Condition, a few miniscule marks, nothing to detract on display, the stoppers on the cruets are both different, but work perfectly.

The bottles still have the original Guzzini labels on the bases!

Total size of stand is 22 x 14 x 14cm / 8.75 x 5.5 x 5.5in.

The bottles measure 18 x 5 x 5cm / 7 x 2 x 2in.

The cruets measure 7.5 x 5 x 5cm / 3 x 2 x 2in.

 

 

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Carstens Tonnieshof ‘Mooncrater’ vase, West Germany circa 1970

This is a Stunning and Large Carstens Tonnieshof vase, West Germany circa 1970.

A Fantastic outlandish, prehistoric / space age design by Dieter Peter, part of the high end ‘Luxus’ range.

The bulbous slab of a body is topped with a small decorative handle and neck, a statement piece, not really intended as a practical display piece for flowers!

The body has a contoured surface resembling mooncraters, accentuated by the rough pumice-like glazes, very sculptural and complex, influenced by studio pottery during the era, with its influences ranging from the organic and natural to the prehistoric and space age.

Would be Great as part of a collection of West German / Fat Lava / European Art Pottery, and would make a fantastic addition to any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, mid century, modernist, space age, minimal or contemporary interior.

Marked to the base with the Carstens logo, 7956-25 W.-GERMANY.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Measures 26 x 23 x 16cm / 10 x 9 x 6.25in.

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Scheurich ‘Wien’ vase, designed by A. Seide, W.Germany circa early 1970’s

This is a Beautiful Scheurich ‘Wien’ (Vienna) vase, designed by A. Seide, made in W.Germany circa early 1970’s.

A Fantastic form, the ‘Wein’ series is bulb like, with its rounded bulbous base, and triple ribbed neck, reminiscent of ‘Bibendum ‘ Michelin Man’.
A Striking decor, with the matte pumice like black and yellow glazes mottled and dripping down to a glossy vibrant red glaze. Flamelike with a nod to Pop Art and Space Age styles and very in keeping with the ‘Fat Lava’ designs of the era.

A Colourful statement piece, sculptural in its own right, and a perfect bright retro encapsulation of the era!

Great as an addition to any collection of Fat Lava / West German pottery, and would be a superb vase to brighten up any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, pop art, space age or contemporary styled interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Measures 23 x 15 x 15cm / 9 x 6 x 6in.

Moulded mark to the base 269 – 22 W.GERMANY

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Faceted Sommerso glass vase, made by Mandruzzato, Murano, circa 1970’s.

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

A Stunning piece with an unusual form, the octagonally faceted body is shaped like a geometric pear / teardrop. Perfect for use as a small posy / solifleur vase, also ideal as a paperweight, pen or candle holder to adorn any desk or table.

Handmade blown glass using the Sommerso (submerged) technique, with the blue bowl encased in yellow glass, showcasing the skill and craftsmanship of the glassmakers of Murano.
Catches the light beautifully through the multiple facets and Sommerso layers.

Would make a Stunning addition to any collection of Murano / Venetian / Art glass and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, space age, modernist, 60’s, 70’s, minimalist or contemporary interior.

Measures 11 x 7.5 x 7.5cm / 4.25 x 3 x 3in.

In Fantastic Condition, some small nibbles to the inner rim, and some light wear to the base (pictured) nothing to detract on display. The facets are all in Excellent Condition.

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Freeform art glass bowl, Skrdlovice Glassworks, Czechoslovakia circa mid 1960’s

This is a Stunning large art glass bowl, made by the Skrdlovice Glassworks, Czechoslovakia circa mid 1960’s.
 
A Fantastic large sculptural freeform organic design by Jan Beranek in 1964-65, possibly part of the ‘Atlas’ range. 
The thick walled handmade blown cased glass in amber and green wonderfully curves and swirls, and features pulled lobes and fins.
 
Displays the master craftsmanship of the glassblowers at Skrdlovice, using traditional techniques such as those from Murano in new exciting innovative futuristic ways.
 
Would be perfect as a table centrepiece, large bowl or jardiniere, a stunning sculptural statement piece.  Similar examples can be seen in Mark Hill’s book ‘Hi Sklo Lo Sklo’.
 
Perfect as an addition to any collection of Czech / Sklo / Bohemian Art Glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, modernist, mid century, space age, minimal or contemporary styled interior.
 
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches, other than the usual age related wear to the base, doesnt detract on display.
 
Measures 29 x 17 x 8cm / 11.5 x 6.75 x 3.25in.
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Steuler Keramik vase, 445 / 15, West Germany circa late 1960’s

This is a Great Steuler Keramik vase, West Germany circa late 1960’s / early 70’s.

A Fantastic piece of retro West German art pottery from one of the lesser known makers. Probably designed by the renowned Cari Zalloni who created space age / optical pieces for them during this period.
The vase has a squat rectangular form, rounded on all corners and with recesses to the largest sides. Topped off with a chimney-like neck and double banded rim.
The top has a lovely vibrant matte orange glaze with a pumice texture. A black tube lined ‘lava’ glaze separates this from the lower earthy organic foamy drip glazes in cream and brown, with a matte pumice effect.

A Great addition to any collection of West German / Fat Lava / European Art Pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, 60’s, pop art, space age, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches. There are a few small burst bubbles of missing glaze which appear to be from production, they do not detract from the look on display.

Measures 18 x 10 x 15 cm / 7 x 4 x 6in.

The base has the Steuler mark and the form no. 445 / 15.

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Walther Glass large bowl, Space Age yellow bubble design, West Germany circa 1960’s / 70’s.

This is a Beautiful Walther Glas (Glass) large bowl / dish, West Germany circa 1960’s / 70’s.

A Fantastic design, the large circular bowl in clear glass is adorned with clusters of bubble formations in clear and yellow glass. The bowl sits on the larger bubbles around the base rim and the patterns continue on the base and up the sides.

They create fabulous optical effects and catch the light beautifully with a lovely glow from the addition of the yellow bubbles! Makes for a Stunning statement piece of Art Glass, very reminiscent of the Space Age / Pop Art / Psychedelic era.

Would be perfect for use as a fruit / serving bowl, to grace any sideboard or as a table centrepiece filled with flowers or floating candles.

A Great addition to any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, space age, modernist, mid century, brutalist, minimalist or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition no marks, chips or scratches. Still bears most of the original company logo sticker.

Measures 18.5 x 18.5 x 6cm / 7.25 x 7.25 x 2.5in.

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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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