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Petite Antique Floral Vases 1 Rookwood Pottery Olga Geneva Reed & 1 J.B. Owens Pottery

Petite Antique Floral Vases 1 Rookwood Pottery Olga Geneva Reed & 1 J.B. Owens Pottery

Oh, my goodness! These are exceptional examples of Rookwood and J.B Owens Arts and Craft pottery. These two beautiful vases have been together for a long time, so we are selling them as a pair. The first one is Rookwood Pottery by Olga Geneva Reed. It is signed, marked and dated 1894 in a petite cone shape with clover hand painted on a green and gold base. The second one is signed and hard to read but through research we have determined it to be J.B. Owens Pottery from circa 1905. It is petite but with big presence in a square tapered shape with an orange, gold, and green floral on a brown and gold ground. We believe this to be part of the Utopian Line. Both vases are in fabulous condition and will be a lovely addition to your collection or fabulous displayed on a shelf or in a table-scape.

Rookwood Pottery was founded in 1880 by Maria Longworth Nichols and has the unique distinction of being the first manufacturing company in the United States founded by a female. It is also known for having many women artists on staff over its long lifespan. The name Rookwood was Maria’s brainchild after noticing the rooks, or crows, populating her father’s estate and combining that with “wood” for a nod to the fame Wedgwood wares. Maria ran the company for three years. Then in 1883, after she attained much success in earning medals for the company’s work, she turned over the management of and transferred her interest in the company to William W. Taylor. Under Taylors command the business went from a young award-winning pottery company to a thriving entity. It was a very successful operation over the following decades. But in 1941, after the Great Depression took its toll, Taylor closed-up shop. Until a brief few years later a group of investors bought the company and began production once again. The new Rookwood changed hands many times and even moved to a different state but could still never be the pottery it once was. They subsequently closed their doors for good in 1967.

O.G.R. or Olga Geneva Reed decorated pottery for Rookwood from 1890 through 1909 according to  Rookwood and the American Indian: Masterpieces of American Art Pottery by Anita J. Ellis and Susan Labry Meyn.

Owens Pottery was founded by J. B. Owens in Roseville, Ohio in 1885 but moved to Zanesville in 1891. They began producing art pottery in 1896 with the introduction of the Utopian line. Over the years they made close to 48 different lines of award-winning art pottery and tile and were compared to the work of other potteries such as Rookwood, Roseville, and Weller, all who were based in Ohio. Through trials and tribulations Owens Pottery remained in business till sometime in 1929.

Whether you are a collector of Arts and Crafts pottery or Rookwood or J. B. Owens in particular…or you just love beautiful things….you need to make this pair yours.

Price: $1,195


Pair of Petite Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Vases 1 Sea Green & 1 Turquoise

Pair of Petite Rookwood Pottery Arts & Crafts Vases 1 Sea Green & 1 Turquoise

Wow! These are exceptional examples of Rookwood Arts and Craft Pottery. These two beautiful vases have been together for a long time, so we are selling them as a pair. One is in a sea green gloss glaze and date marked 1928 with form number 2963. This one is a long neck bottle shaped vase that is void of decoration letting its classic silhouette be the star. The second one has a turquoise matte glaze and is date marked 1922 with form number 2283. It has a bulbous urn shape with a band of incised geometric design around the lower third of its body. Both are in fabulous condition and will be lovely on a shelf or in a table-scape.

Rookwood Pottery was founded in 1880 by Maria Longworth Nichols and has the unique distinction of being the first manufacturing company in the United States founded by a female. It is also known for having many women artists on staff over its long lifespan. The name Rookwood was Maria’s brainchild after noticing the rooks, or crows, populating her father’s estate and combining that with “wood” for a nod to the fame Wedgwood wares. Maria ran the company for three years. Then in 1883, after she attained much success in earning medals for the company’s work, she turned over the management of and transferred her interest in the company to William W. Taylor. Under Taylors command the business went from a young award-winning pottery company to a thriving entity. It was a very successful operation over the following decades. But in 1941, after the Great Depression took its toll, Taylor closed-up shop. Until a brief few years later a group of investors bought the company and began production once again. The new Rookwood changed hands many times and even moved to a different state but could still never be the pottery it once was. They subsequently closed their doors for good in 1967.

Whether you are a collector of Arts and Crafts pottery or Rookwood in particular…or you just love beautiful things….you need to make this pair yours.

Price: $995


Art Nouveau Flemish Earthenware Three Handled Vase by Leo Maes Vereenooghe

Art Nouveau Flemish Earthenware Three Handled Vase by Leo Maes Vereenooghe

I fell in love with this pot immediately so snatched it up quickly. Then fell in love further after learning about its rich Flemish history. This three-handled Art Nouveau jug style vase is decorated with interesting figures and landscapes in the most beautiful blue, yellow, green, and brown polychrome glaze. It is signed by the artist, Leo Maes Vereenooghe, with his initials LMV applied on the side of the piece under its glaze as is standard. Not a lot of information on the artist’s life and background is available but he is known to have worked from around 1891-1909 at the renowned pottery workshop Maes in Torhout, Belgium. Potters, many of them famous, have worked in Torhout since the 18th century. These potters created a type of pottery, which features an applique folk-art style which reached its peak in the Art Nouveau period, that spread to the rest of Flanders and subsequently into Britain and North America. This earthenware vase is a large and beautiful example of that Flemish pottery. You must make it yours.

Price: $1,195


Black Lacquer with Inlaid Mother of Pearl Korean Bottle Vase Extra Large Footed Vintage

Black Lacquer with Inlaid Mother of Pearl Korean Bottle Vase Extra Large Footed Vintage

Words and photos do not do justice to this fabulous Korean bottle vase.  Its black lacquer over brass and inlaid mother of pearl birds, butterflies, and floral designs are incredible. Only to be outdone by its lovely tall bulbous footed form. We believe this piece to be mid-20th century. It retains its original made in Korea paper tag and is in wonderful vintage condition. How beautiful will this be on your mantle, in your bookcase, or really wherever you wish to put it. Just make it yours.

Price: $595


Waterford Marquis Bud Vase from the Palladia Collection

Waterford Marquis Bud Vase from the Palladia Collection

Small but mighty. Perfect description for this lovely little vase from Waterford’s Marquis line of crystalline, a high quality, non-leaded glass. The Marquis line was the first new line in Waterford’s 200-year history. They began producing Marquis crystalline in 1991 to appeal a younger market. It grew quickly and became a tremendous success. This bud vase is part of the Palladia collection which was produced from 1993 through 2003. It is a wonderful little treasure that will grace any spot it is placed. Make it your own or make it a gift.

Price: $225


Orrefors Eight Inch Crystal Vase by Lars Hellsten Signed and Numbered LH 4599-22

Orrefors Eight Inch Crystal Vase by Lars Hellsten Signed and Numbered LH 4599-22

What a lovely crystal vase for a beautiful bouquet or just sitting on a mantle or bookshelf. This gorgeous piece of Orrefors is signed LH 4599-22 which according to our research means it was designed by Lars Hellsten but that is as far as our research has led us. We have yet been able to determine what collection this is from or the exact creation date. Lars began his career with Orrefors in 1972 so we do know it is after that year. This wonderful vase will be perfect in your home or perhaps an awesome gift. Make it yours.

Price: $225


Czech Bohemian Hourglass Glass Vase by Rony Plesl in Orange and Green Signed

Czech Bohemian Hourglass Glass Vase by Rony Plesl in Orange and Green Signed

Wow! Just look at this beautiful bright Bohemian glass vase. Designed by Rony Plesl its bold orange body is cased in clear glass blown into a mold and wrapped and cinched in at is shoulder with a Kelly-green glass thread. Distinctively recognized as modern Czech glass with its beautiful coloration and shape. It would be lovely displayed alone or with your collection. It is signed and in fabulous condition.

Rony Plesl is currently considered one of the best and most famous Czech product designers. He is known mainly in the field of glass design and his original glass and stone sculptures. Rony is a graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague where he has been the head of the Glass Studio since 2008. His recent work focuses on uranium glass which can be done only in a few glassworks in Europe. Besides his own limited edition works he is associated with Barovier, Moser, Ajeto, and Kvetna glass to name just a few glassworks with which he cooperates. He has one-of-a-kind works of art throughout the world including a chandelier for the Prague luxury restaurant Mlynec, and glass sculptures for Disney World Hotel in Florida. Plesl has received many design awards and holds exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad.

We love this vase. You should hurry and make it yours before we change our minds…and keep it ourselves!

Price: $295


Vintage Schott Zwiesel Glass Triple Use Vase Decanter Bowl for Zwiesel Kristallglas

Vintage Schott Zwiesel Glass Triple Use Vase Decanter Bowl for Zwiesel Kristallglas

Just look! Just look at the beauty of this very unusual Triple Use piece from Schott Zwiesel which is a division of Zwiesel Kristallglas. It is a beautiful decanter. It is a gorgeous vase. Or, presto change-o, it is a fabulous compote bowl. The decanter or base portion is a lovely clear colorless glass but the portions that create the stopper, vase, and bowl are a transparent delicate aqua. Simply stunning! We have priced these separately so you may choose the purchase one or two.

Schott Zwiesel bills themselves as the glass for the professional. And so, they are. They focus on functional innovative special glassware for beverages and serving. Catering to sommeliers, winemakers, internationally renowned chefs, top hotels, and the refined connoisseur. However, they never loose sight of the gracefulness of glass in design or color. Schott Zwiesel is a division of Zwiesel Kristallglas which was founded in 1872 by Anton Muller in Zwiesel, Bavaria. Glass, one of the oldest materials in human history, found its way to Zwiesel about 600 years prior so the area is rich with glass history. Originally a sheet glass works they have long since become one of the leading international glass specialists. But they are not purely an industrial enterprise but more craftsmen of a sophisticated glass culture. For almost 140 years they have served both the haute cuisine and the private household.

We fell in love with these Triple Use pieces at first sight. We know you did too. Make one or both yours!

 

Price: $255


Blenko Hand Blown Glass Vase #9426 in Crystal and Topaz by Hank Adams

Blenko Hand Blown Glass Vase #9426 in Crystal and Topaz by Hank Adams

This gorgeous vase looks beautiful whether it is filled with flowers or empty. Its clear crystal conical shape impressed with geometric designs wears an applied topaz rim and is setting on a topaz circular foot. The totality is stunning. It was designed in the 1990s by contemporary glass artist Hank Adams for the famed Blenko Glassworks. Although modern in design it will blend with any décor. I can just imagine it on your mantle, a bookshelf, or hall table.

Hank Adams, a student of Dale Chihuly and award-winning artist, has been for over 35 years not only an artist, but a designer, educator, and community advocate. He obtained his BFA in painting in 1978 from Rhode Island School of Design and continued his art education at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, Tennessee Technological University, and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. From 1988 through 1994 he served as head designer for Blenko while he continued his work as an independent artist showing in Vienna, Austria; Troy, New York; Seattle; San Francisco; New York City; Corning; and Sapporo, Japan. Hank also worked on Fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America in 2001. He is currently acting as creative director at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center Studio in Millville, New Jersey while maintaining his own studio in upstate New York.

Blenko’s roots go back to 1893 with the current company having been founded in West Virginia in 1922. Originated by William H. Blenko and continued by third and fourth generation of Blenkos, William H. Jr. and Richard D., their glass objects are a combination of the designer’s imagination and the skilled hands of the craftsmen. Their pieces are all hand made in small batches always unique and inspiring and never machine-made. The factory attracts visitors worldwide who can view the Blenko craftsmen practice their skilled art. There is also a museum at their lakeside visitors center. Blenko’s heyday of the mid-century modern period has spawned many highly collectible pieces and their stained-glass windows are iconic. It seems their modern works are destined to follow in those footsteps.

You need this beautiful example of Hank Adam’s designs and Blenko glass. Make it yours.

Price: $495


Pair of Van Briggle Pottery Pieces Persian Rose Bowl and Lilac Blue Vase

Pair of Van Briggle Pottery Pieces Persian Rose Bowl and Lilac Blue Vase

These two pieces of Van Briggle Pottery display well together so we are offering them as a pair. One, the oldest, is their Acorn and Oak Leaves shape number 670 rose bowl. Through research and its markings, we have determined this bowl to be in the Persian Rose glaze making it circa 1940s-1960s. The Persian Rose glaze was introduced mid 1940s and the Roman numeral II that is ink marked on the bottom of the piece is known to be by a glazer from the 1940s-1960s. There is a bit of cross-over here date-wise with glaze color and glazer, so it is possible the glaze could be Mulberry; however, we do feel it is closer in tone to Persian Rose. The second piece is a hand thrown vase by Roland Wick in what we believe to be the Lilac Blue glaze color introduced in 1999, so is most likely circa 1999 to 2012 when Van Briggle closed its doors. This vase comes with documentation from Van Briggle Pottery giving the potters name, whose initials are incised on the vase itself.

Van Briggle Pottery was founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado circa 1901 (some say 1899) by Artus and Anne Van Briggle. Artus was an accomplished painter and had studied abroad while working for Rookwood Pottery. It was there he garnered an appreciation for the Art Nouveau styles and the Oriental matt glazes which he incorporated into his style and techniques established for Van Briggle Pottery. Thus, making them a fundamental force in American Art Pottery and the Arts and Craft movement. In1904, after only three years at the helm of Van Briggle, Artus died from tuberculosis at the young age of 35. But the designs and glazes he produced in those three years carried the pottery into the 21st century. After his death Anne continued their work until 1912. For many, many years Van Briggle Pottery was a mainstay for tourists visiting Colorado Springs. They toured the workshop and bought souvenir treasures which spread Van Briggle pieces throughout the world. Van Briggle finally closed their doors for good in 2012, 111 years after opening.

You could own this pair of gorgeous examples of Artus and Anne Van Briggle’s artistry. Make them yours.

Price: $495


Fasce Ritorte Red Blue Green Murano Glass Vase Attributed to Fulvio Bianconi for Venini

Fasce Ritorte Red Blue Green Murano Glass Vase Attributed to Fulvio Bianconi for Venini

Holy cow! I was so excited when we found this vase. It is unsigned but attributed to Fulvio Bianconi for Venini. Called the Fasce Ritorte vase, model 4410. It was designed in 1951 and gets its name from the spiraled ribbons of colored glass. It is depicted in the book Fulvio Bianconi at Venini, edited by Barovier and Sonego, on page 280. This vase came from a highly regarded estate here in my home town of Topeka.

Fulvio Bianconi was a graphic designer turned glass designer. He was one of the most famous post-war graphic designers in Italy. In 1946 he travelled many times to Murano to learn about glassmaking and fell in love with the art. There he met Paolo Venini who subsequently invited the young Bianconi to collaborate with his glassworks. And…..a legend was born. Bianconi, using his skills as a graphic designer, pushed the limits of traditional glassmaking both in materials and processes, and theory and practice.

What’s the best combination of an antiques dealer and a lawyer? When its Giacomo Cappellin and Paolo Venini in 1926 when they partnered to form the MVM Cappellin & C glassworks and changed the course of Murano glass. They dissolved their partnership in 1925 with Paolo Venini founding his own company. Venini personally managed his company until his death in 1959. Many great glass designers, including Venini himself as well at Bianconi, have made Venini & C. a name to be reckoned with in the Murano glass world particularly from 1948 to 1965.

This is one of the most dynamic and gorgeous pieces of glass I had ever seen in the pages of a book. And, seeing it in person and handling it have not diminished that! This is a piece you should not deny yourself. Make it yours.

Price: $8,995 $7,000


Czech Cobalt & Orange Hourglass Art Glass Vases Shafaq Malik Ahmed for Barovier & Toso

Czech Cobalt & Orange Hourglass Art Glass Vases Shafaq Malik Ahmed for Barovier & Toso

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. And sensual. These fabulous large hourglass shaped vases were designed by Shafaq (Malik) Ahmed for the Czech division of Barovier and Toso circa late 20th to early 21st century. They are both in perfect condition and signed. The cobalt blue vase has a green spiral imbedded design and is signed S. Malik. The bright orange vase has a yellow spiral imbedded design and is signed Designed S. Ahmed, Shafaq’s married name. We have priced these individually so you can enjoy one or both.

Shafaq (Malik) Ahmed was born in Pakistan but now resides in the United States by way of the UK, Iran, and Denmark. She studied at Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Master of Fine Art degree from Texas Christian University. Shafaq worked as an art glass designer for Barovier and Toso Czech Republic from 1995 to 2003. And collaborated with other Czech and Swedish art glass studios. She is now dedicated to multimedia art including onsite installations. Her work is in private and public collections worldwide.

Either of these beautiful Czech art glass treasures will look fabulous in your home. Both would be spectacular! Make them yours.

Price: $495


Fine Art Turned Apricot Wood Delicate Weed Vase with Natural Bark by Doug Ayers

Fine Art Turned Apricot Wood Delicate Weed Vase with Natural Bark by Doug Ayers

This is one of those pieces you just have to touch! Its gentle curves, smooth to rough surfaces, and slender neck cry out to be explored. Comprised of apricot wood and created by the expert hand of Doug Ayers, a pioneer in the modern woodworking movement that revolutionized the craft. This piece uses the natural forms and textures of the wood to their utmost beauty.

Doug Ayers was originally a physicist for NASA but retired to be an artist, that he really was and desired to be, fulltime. From Little River Beach in the redwood forests of Mendocino where he lived and had a gallery, he created a body of exceptional sculptural work. He was a pioneer in establishing fine woodworking as fine art. His sculptures range from small weed vases to large abstract sculptures. Unfortunately, he died tragically in 1986 from a peanut allergy.

This lovely vase will be perfect on your shelves, mantle, or coffee table. Make it yours.

Price: $995


Holmegaard Glass Smoke Gray Off-Set Hulsten Krukkesten Vase by Per Lutken

Holmegaard Glass Smoke Gray Off-Set Hulsten Krukkesten Vase by Per Lutken

Wow! This is an awesome piece of Danish art glass. It is signed Holmegaard by Per Lutken with his PL signature and dated 1957. Which happens to be the first year this vase was made according to the Harder Net Danish Glassworks Resource Museum. Also, according to this source, it is called the Hulsten, Krukkesten vase. Krukkesten translated means jar stone. Which is just what this beautiful piece resembles a stone made of glass that is hollow. Its gorgeous asymmetric undulating shape will look fabulous on display alone or with your collection. And, its handsome smoke gray color will go with any décor.

Per Lutken best known for his glass designs began his career with Holmegaard in 1942 and remained there until his death in 1998. Many of his more than 300 series and 3000 designs have become Swedish glass classics. When he began at Holmegaard he had no previous glass experience but grew to be considered one of the foremost glass blowing experts in the world. He was known for being a perfectionist and for telling the glass blowers who might complain about his designs being too difficult…. “Well, who said things were supposed to be easy?” This perfectionism is but one of the reasons why his designs were successful and sought out in the 20th century and remain sought after by collectors in the 21st.

The history of Holmegaard Glassworks is as interesting and unique as their beautiful glass. It all began when permission was eventually granted by the King of Denmark to Count Christian Danneskiold-Samsoe to build a glass factory. The Count’s request was prompted by the King’s decision to tax imported glass. Unfortunately, permission came too late for the Count by coming two years after his death. But it did not come too late for his forward thinking and ahead of her times widow, Countess Henriette Danneskiold-Samsoe. So, in 1825 Henriette built and began running a glass factory in the bogs of Holmegaard. The bogs were full of peat which could provide the fuel needed to supply the extreme heat required to blow glass. The Countess knew nothing of glass making, which was a running theme through Holmegaard history so stay tuned. But she ignited a fire which became successful and profitable business in her 18 years as its leader and which extended for the next 100 years when an artistic and design revolution hit Holmegaard in the person of their newest leader, Jacob E. Bang. Bang, like Henriette, knew nothing about glass production. But under his supervision the company stormed the Scandinavian glass design world from 1925 till his retirement in 1942. Next came Per Lutken to the helm, who, following suit knew nothing about glass in the beginning but may have become the most successful and prolific leader to date. He remained till his death in 1998. In the 1960s none other than Jacob Bang’s son, Michael Bang, joined Per to lead the company during their most successful decades. Bang, Lutken, and Bang according to some sources are deemed the creative trinity that brought Danish glass design to the world. Lesia Zuk joined Holmegaard in 2008, and you got it, with no glass making knowledge. She helped keep Holmegaard afloat until they were purchased by Rosendahl, a Danish design company, who owns and runs them today.

This handsome and wonderful piece of Danish glass is modern and classic at the same time and full of interesting history. You need to make it yours

Price: $695


Orrefors Sommerso Vase by Nils Landberg Dusk Series Signed Smoke Gray Green

Orrefors Sommerso Vase by Nils Landberg Dusk Series Signed Smoke Gray Green

This is a fabulous piece of Scandinavian glass to add to your collection. Or maybe to begin it! This heavy blown glass vase is done in the Sommerso style which is a thick layer of clear glass encasing an inner colored layer. The colored layer in this case being a soothing gray green from the Dusk series by Nils Landberg for Orrefors. He did many shapes and sizes in this series. I would call this one a U or V shape. It is signed and numbered Orrefors 3538/4. It will look marvelous alone or in a group.

Nils Otto Thorsten Landberg (1907-1991) was a Swedish glass designer and artist. He attended art school in Goteborg in 1924. In 1925 he continued his studies at Orrefors School for Engraving and subsequently began working at Orrefors. First as an engraver and then in 1934 as an artist and designer. He remained at Orrefors until 1972. He is best known for his Tulip or Tulpan series, which is a thin walled elegant glass tableware series, and his Dusk Sommerso Series of vases and vessels. He debuted his work at the Paris Exhibition in 1937 and exhibited at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. In 1957 he won the gold medal at the Milan Triennale. Nils Landberg is a renowned glass artist and represented publicly throughout Sweden; and in the collections of museums in Sweden, Germany and the United States.

Orrefors glassworks was founded in 1898 in Småland, Sweden on the previous site of an older iron works. Until 1913 they made primarily technical, medical and household glass. In 1914 under new ownership and management they began making crystal products including cut crystal and etched art glass. From that time forward Orrefors has excelled in all types of creative glass manufacture employing renowned artists and winning multiple awards. They continue production today primarily at their glassworks in Kosta using techniques developed in Småland. According to Orrefors official site no fewer than 15 people contribute to the production of a single piece of glass. It is no wonder Orrefors is a revered name among glass collectors worldwide.

This piece certainly caught our eye. We know you love it. Make it yours.

 

Price: $695


Large Murano Blue Turquoise Sommerso Bubble Vase Style Antonio da Ros for Cenedese

Large Murano Blue Turquoise Sommerso Bubble Vase Style Antonio da Ros for Cenedese

My eyes must have been a mile wide when I first saw this absolutely gorgeous vase! It is unsigned and no paper label. Sadly, most people couldn’t wait to take off those pesky paper labels. But research has led me to believe this is attributed to Antonio da Ros for Cenedese. I have found identical vases signed by Ros with this heavy Sommerso style and the large encapsulated bubble, which was a signature style of his, in the base of its oval conical shape. Its azure blue and turquoise green colors are simply magnificent and another point toward an Antonio da Ros attribution.

Cenedese & Co. was founded in 1946 by Gino Cenedese along with some important glass artists and experts: Angelo Tosi, Alfredo Barbini, Gino Fort and Pietro Scaramal. However, by 1949 he was its sole owner and began collaborations with other Venetian masters and artists through the years. Among those collaborations was Antonio da Ros who became artistic director in 1959. Ros, born in Venice in 1936, used the Sommerso technique or submerged glass to great success, often with Uranium green glass that glows when subjected to ultra violet light. To my knowledge Antonio da Ros remains as Artistic Director at Cenedese to this day.

This phenomenal piece of art glass needs to adorn your home. Make it yours.

Price: $1,995


Pair of Green Bohemian Glass Vases in Style of Loetz

Pair of Green Bohemian Glass Vases in Style of Loetz

What an incredible pair of Bohemian green glass vases in the style of Loetz!!! This pair of iridescent, green hand blown glass vases has all the hallmarks of Bohemian art nouveau Loetz glass, and is strongly believed to be Loetz, although no certain proof has been discovered. Although Loetz very rarely signed their pieces. The cinched necks, the pursed openings and the dimpled bases all blend to create a unique form that dances in greens and iridescent purple/pink. Selling as a pair only. Wonderful condition.  No chips, cracks or chiggers.

Price: $995


S and G Keramik Monumental Classic Style German Ceramic Floor Vase

S and G Keramik Monumental Classic Style German Ceramic Floor Vase

This vase is so beautiful and stands a full sixteen inches tall. Monumental in size with a classical urn shape which is glazed with a rich deep brown bottom two thirds and a milky antique white drip style glaze on the upper third. Its double urn style handles are formed of an acanthus leaf design. It is a very stunning piece of ceramic in both size and style. It retains its original S & G silver metallic paper sticker.

S and G is short for Scheurich and Greulich, a company founded in 1928 as a wholesaler of glass, porcelain and ceramics. Approximately 1950 they began the production of their own ceramics, including vases, and ceased the wholesale operation completely around 1953-54 to concentrate on their own ceramic production. They changed their name around that time to Scheurich, who is still in production today.

This wonderful and beautiful vase should belong to you.

Price: $495


Japanese Art Deco Lusterware Vase Floral with Gold Accent circa 1900’s-1940’s

Japanese Art Deco Lusterware Vase Floral with Gold Accent circa 1900’s-1940’s

This is an awesome example of the made in Japan lusterware from the first half of the 20th century. Its shape is somewhat like an elongated egg on a stand or rocket ship or, if laid on its side, that of a dirigible or blimp. Made of a thin fine porcelain and hand painted with crimson, pink, and blue flowers, green leaves, and gold accents. It is then glazed in the typical and gorgeous Japanese lusterware glaze. It is marked on the bottom; however, it is too blurry to make out the name. We can see a depiction of a pagoda and the words hand painted and made in Japan but cannot make out the other writing. No matter. It is beautiful and wonderful and should be yours.

Price: $325


Erickson Glassworks Controlled Bubble Vase Bookends Mid Century Modern

Erickson Glassworks Controlled Bubble Vase Bookends Mid Century Modern

These can be vases, or they can be bookends. This handsome pair are both unique and interesting while serving a double purpose. They have a bulbous shape with one flat side and feature Erickson’s trademark of controlled bubble or bullicante style. We can’t decide if these are gray or dark green. Some of us see them as gray and some see them as green. You must decide. Designed in the 1950s by Carl Erickson for his company Erickson Glassworks of Bremen, Ohio, which was established in 1943 and produced beautiful and noteworthy art glass until 1961 when it closed its doors. Carl Erickson and his brother, Stephen, are descendants of master glass blowers and immigrated together from Sweden to the United States where they purchased a defunct glass factory to form their own business. Prior to founding Erickson Glassworks Carl learned his trade at Pairpoint Manufacturing Company for 20 years. From there he had brief stints at Libby Glass; Hollywood, where he designed a chandelier for Greta Garbo’s Camille; and Blenko, where he designed for them and taught apprentices. I could go on and on about Erickson and his fabulous glass, but you get the idea. You must make these yours.

Price: $595


Royal Haeger Earth Wrap Pottery Vase and Double Handled Bowl

Royal Haeger Earth Wrap Pottery Vase and Double Handled Bowl

A handsome pair of Royal Haeger Earth Wrap! Made circa 1968-1974. You may purchase one or both. They are priced individually. The 13.75-inch vase is done in a cream matte ground with rust and brown lava glaze giving it that wonderful snake-like texture. The large double handled bowl has a deep brown matte ground with gold and burnt orange lava glaze. Both are fabulous examples and in fabulous condition. You should make them yours or maybe a gift?

Price: $125


Monumental Filip Ravert Orange Blown Slag Glass Vase Cinched Waist Metal Wrap

Monumental Filip Ravert Orange Blown Slag Glass Vase Cinched Waist Metal Wrap

This is an incredible piece of art glass signed Filip and, we believe through research, made by Filip Ravert from Pantelimon, Romania. The beautiful orange, yellow, and brown slag glass is frosted and blown with a metal cinched in waist. The wrap is made of braided steel rope and torch cut brass or bronze. It stands a monumental 25.5 inches tall! There is not much information available on this artist except that Filip Ravert SLR is in Pantelimon, Romania and specializes in pressed and blown glass. If you know more, we would love to hear. I do know you need to make this fabulous piece yours before it is gone!

Price: $495


Vintage Mid 20th Century Italian Murano Glass Sommerso Vase

Vintage Mid 20th Century Italian Murano Glass Sommerso Vase

Just gorgeous! Very large and very heavy 20th mid-century Italian Murano Glass Sommerso vase in red and amber. It’s four pulled points make it look like a beautiful trumpet lilly. And the red and amber blend and meld together making it seem aubergine. It is just stunning and would make a statement anywhere. Not marked but just wonderful and in very good condition.

Price: $995


Sunset Mountain Pottery Vase

Sunset Mountain Pottery Vase

Offered here is a beautiful vintage Sunset Mountain Pottery Vase circa 1950. Collectors will understand its rarity but for those of you non collectors here is a little history. Although sold at Sunset Mountain overlooking Asheville, North Carolina and called Sunset Mountain Pottery, these great pieces were actually made in Steeds, N.C. by J.B. Cole’s Pottery from 1926-1956. That means it was made in the Seagrove area of North Carolina which is 200 miles east of Asheville. The Seagrove area has long been known for its pottery. In some cases, called the pottery capital of the world. This large double handled vase has a beautiful and unusual drip glaze of white over forest green. I would guess it to be a 1950’s piece because of its style and glaze. It is in great vintage condition – several very small nicks to glaze on rim – look much worse in photos. Don’t hesitate to buy.

Price: $595


Alvar Aalto Savoy Vase for Iittala Finland

Alvar Aalto Savoy Vase for Iittala Finland

Alvar Aalto design the Savoy vase in 1936 for a competition at the Paris World’s Fair. He entered it anonymously and won using the pseudonym Eskimo Woman’s Leather Breeches. This vase has become one of the most famous vases in history. You need this for your collection or just to gaze upon. I know you do.

Price: $225


Monumental Hyalyn Pottery Vase Turquoise Green Matte

Monumental Hyalyn Pottery Vase Turquoise Green Matte

This wonderful shouldered vase stands incredible and stately 24 inches tall. Made by Hyalyn Pottery circa 1960s-1970s. Constructed of white clay with an awesome matte turquoise green speckled or mottled glaze which gives the appearance of patinated copper. Signed on the bottom it is in wonderful condition apart from a small chip on the bottom edge. Part of me feels that the chip was done at the pottery as it has been touched up with the exact color of the glaze. Hyalyn was founded in 1946 by H. Leslie and Frances Moody. While Frances designed most of the pieces her husband, Leslie, created the glazes. Leslie was a graduate of Ohio State University and associated with Abingdon, San Jose Pottery, and Rookwood prior to founding Hyalyn. At one time, Eva Zeisel and Georges Briard designed items for the company. A quote from Western Piedmont Museum of Labor and Industrial History states: Hyalyn played a tremendous role in the evolution of pottery within the Western Piedmont region. It developed a style, technique, and finished product that brought business and modernity of ceramic art to the Hickory area. Hyalyn served as a threshold for the local community, bringing potters and consumers together to create a connection and bond through an ancient craft. You should make this handsome and awesome vase yours.

Price: $395


Czech Art Glass Vase by Pavel Juda for Beranek Skrdlovice Glass Works

Czech Art Glass Vase by Pavel Juda for Beranek Skrdlovice Glass Works

This Gorgeous and simple vase was designed in 1985 by Pavel Juda for the then Skrdlovice Glass Works, which was originally Beranek Glass but nationalized during communist rule in 1948 to be Skrdlovice Glass Works. In 1992 the glass works was returned to the Beranek family to become once again Beranek Glass Works. Unfortunately, the factory was closed in 2008. During the last half of the 20th century this glass works produced some of the most beautiful art glass produce; however, it was hidden from the world behind the Iron Curtain and only now is becoming noticed. This is a beautiful piece using the Sommerso and controlled bubble techniques we most often relate to Murano glass with extreme skill and beauty. It is in wonderful condition with no chips, crack or chiggers and maintains its original paper label.

Price: $395


Vintage Correia Art Glass Pulled Feather Vase Cobalt Clear Metallic 1980

Vintage Correia Art Glass Pulled Feather Vase Cobalt Clear Metallic 1980

This gorgeous vase is vintage Correia Art Glass. Done at a time before Steven turned the helm over to his son and daughter. This vase has an awesome cobalt and metallic (Is it gold or is it silver? – Who knows! Let’s call it gliver) pulled feather design against a clear base. Just stunning! It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or chiggers. There are some small scratches to the bottom which do not deter from its beauty. It is signed and dated 1-80-12 meaning January 12, 1980.

Correia Art Glass is a family owned business in Santa Monica, California which was founded in 1973. Using fine sand from the American Southwest, minerals, and precious metals they achieved beautiful designs with color, shape and light. Their pieces are in such collections as Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, Corning Museum, the Chrysler Museum of Art, and the White House.

Price: $225


Vintage Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Vannes Le Chatel Crystal Vases

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Art Glass Vannes Le Chatel Crystal Vases

Gorgeous! The best word that describes this pair of vintage mid-century modern vases made in France by Vannes Le Chatel. Both are beautiful clear lead crystal and both are in wonderful condition. The smaller of the two (vase #1-scalloped edge vase) still has its paper and ribbon sticker label and both have their etched signature on the bottom.

Vannes Le Chatel was founded in 1765 and was one of the most important producers of glass in France from 1900-1950. In 1963 they began producing lead crystal decorative glass with the height of their production during 1960-1970, the age of these two pieces.

We have found no chips, cracks or chiggers or outstanding flaws. Priced individually, you may buy one or both.

Price: $295


Vintage Mid-Century Amber Art Glass Vase in the style of Empoli Glass

Vintage Mid-Century Amber Art Glass Vase in the style of Empoli Glass

This vintage mid-century vase is so incredible!!!  Very large, 11 inches tall and 9 inches across at the applied drip handles, and the most beautiful clear amber glass. Although commonly mistaken for Blenko it is not. And although commonly mistaken for Wayne Husted, it is not. It is Empoli Glass from the Empoli region of Italy and I am told a bit more rare in this color than the common green most times seen in this design. It has the most amazing applied drips of glass but the pontil is not polished. There are 4 drips applied as decoration and 2 drips applied as handles. This fabulous mid century vase is in wonderful vintage condition with no chips, cracks or chiggers that we have detected.

Price: $895


Vintage MCM Holmegaard Per Lutken Smoke Gray Glass Hellas Vase Signed 1961

Vintage MCM Holmegaard Per Lutken Smoke Gray Glass Hellas Vase Signed 1961

Beautiful and simple. This is the wonderful vintage mid century modern swedish Hellas vase by Per Lutken for Holmegaard. Smoke Gray, signed, dated 1961, and in incredibly great vintage condition. No chips, cracks or chiggers.

Price: $195


MCM Orange Opaque Glass Viking Style 23 Inch Tall Stretch Vase

MCM Orange Opaque Glass Viking Style 23 Inch Tall Stretch Vase

Just take a look at this monumental sized and gorgeous stretch vase! Sometimes called a floor vase. Most likely Viking glass but not marked. Definitely Mid Century Modern. Just great coloration graduating from a vibrant yellow orange at the bottom to a brilliant bittersweet at the top with the yellow orange bordering the biomorphic shaped rim. This wonderful orange opaque glass 23 inch tall stretch vase is in great vintage condition with no chips, cracks or chiggers.

Price: $295


Vintage Smoke Grey Glass Cylindrical Vase, Orrefors Legend Square Style

Vintage Smoke Grey Glass Cylindrical Vase, Orrefors Legend Square Style

This gorgeous vintage smoke grey glass cylindrical vase is in the style of Orrefors pattern Legend Square. The previous owner touted it as being Orrefors, but I have not been able to document that. It does look very much like the Orrefors Legend Square pattern; however, I have searched the internet over and cannot find a similar vase. That being said, it is very well made, and oh so beautiful to gaze upon. Its cylindrical shape with the deep V-cut geometric rectangle (not square) design could stand on its own; but the maker has gone one step further and etched or frosted random sections of the pattern. consequently, with the heavy thick bottom the frosted sections of the last two rows look black making the whole vase look graduated in color from top to bottom, gray to black. This is a stunning vase regardless of age and maker and is in wonderful vintage condition with no chips, cracks or chiggers.

Price: $295


Vintage White Vitreous China La Croix Crucible or Mortar Vase

Vintage White Vitreous China La Croix Crucible or Mortar Vase

Use this very cool and very heavy vintage white vitreous china crucible or mortar by La Croix as a fabulous vase or planter. Or it would make a wonderful container for your kitchen utensils. Most likely originally made for the medical field or laboratory use. However you choose to use this unique industrial piece it will surely start a conversation.

Price: $225


Vintage MCM Murano Sommerso Green Faceted Vase in the style of Flavio Poli for Seguso

Vintage MCM Murano Sommerso Green Faceted Vase in the style of Flavio Poli for Seguso

Just gorgeous! This coke bottle green and faceted very heavy vintage MCM murano glass vase is unsigned but in the style of Flavio Poli for Seguso. The rounded vase form has been skillfully polished and flattened on four sides creating an almost octagonal shape. It is almost monochromatic but you can discern a small difference in the inside sommerso color to the outside sommerso color. This fabulous circa 1960’s vase is in great vintage condition but does have a small chip on the inner lip which is very hard to detect except on close inspection.  There are also small bubbles throughout the piece which are inherent of the glass blowing process.

Price: $995


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