Sold Archives : 2011

This is one of the most elegant Swedish kitchenware items we've ever come across. It's a hard-to-find white china pitcher made by Upsala-Ekebyat the Karlskrona Porcelain Factory, probablly around the mid 1950s. This was from a line k ...

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Stylish, stainless steel 3-cup serving or condiment tray, fit for your upcoming midcentury bash. This tray, made by Viking from Japan (believe they are the same company that made utensils and other kitchen items), can be used for ser ...

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A stunning gold ceramic horse (or giraffe?) sculpture from Jaru Art Products, a California pottery that produced from the 1950s up until the 80s. The company was started by Jack and Ruth Hirsch and made housewares, decorative items, and gardenware. ...

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A fantastic divided dish or rectangular server by Rorstrand of Sweden. This pattern seems to have been called "My Garden". We've seen a number of items that are marked with this name, but interestingly, they seem to ...

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Fantastic, large art pottery bowl by Winfield Pottery of Pasadena. This hand-finished studio production bowl has a lovely celadon green and brown glaze, and from the early backstamp probably dates to the 1930s. The Winfield Pottery h ...

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Two (2) lovely Baldelli Pottery mugs made in Italy. We're uncertain which line these might have belonged to, or what era they date from, but they seem typical of the dinnerware that Baldelli is known for. The mugs are rather large, a ...

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You might not smoke, but these vintage ashtrays by Heath Ceramics make great tabletop art. This is the original classic design that was the one item that Brian, Edith Heath's husband, designed for Heath. It became one of their most p ...

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Fantastic Annemarie Davidson biomorphic blue and gold enamel jewel dish. Davidson produced enamel plates and giftware in Sierra Madre, CA from the 1950s up until recently. She also appeared in the celebrated exhibition Painting with Fire: Masters of ...

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A wonderfully modern cruet that was made by Loma of Arizona. Allegedly, this is a line the company copied from Eva Zeisel's Riverside China line. Features a sprayed black on cream glaze on the outside and a light blu ...

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An amazing Monterey Jade mug with variegated pattern of green, blue and brown colors inspired by the actual jade found along the California coast. Monterey was popular California pottery that produced wares from the 40s up until the ...

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Wake up to breakfast cooked in this bright and cheery orange Le Creuset skillet. Le Creuset is probably the most famous enamel cookware company, and they still produce great pots and pans today. However, the price tag on those brand ...

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A stunning green, white and goldleaf midcentury modern bowl by Sascha Brastoff. Sascha Brastoff was one of the more famous and successful designers from California who produced a myriad of different types of ceramics, enamels, sculpture, jewelry fine ...

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Wonderful set of six (6) "Chicken of the Sea" tuna fish plates, sometimes attributed to Bauer Pottery. We have seen a lot of controversy over whether or not these were produced by Bauer - we are NOT going to ...

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Beautifully crafted, this Couroc of Monterey serving tray has a single California Poppy, the state flower of California. Each piece is made of phenolic resin, and hand inlaid by master craftsmen with precision and care. These trays were produced from ...

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Four (4) fabulous floral design Upsala Ekeby Karlskrona teacups in the Ignis Bellis pattern. This was designed in Sweden in the 1950s by Eva Bladh, and is a very difficult to find and much coveted pattern. We have ne ...

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Great looking, retro folding desk lamp made by Tensor. This super cool #1500 model lamp has a brown matte finish and folds up and down to the required height. We've seen this called a "Firefly" model elsewhere, but aren't s ...

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Four (4) spectacular Dorothy Thorpe silver band "roly poly" glasses. You probably know just how popular these Thorpe items have become because of the Mad Men show! These are the same round glasses featured in the sh ...

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Lovely set of Heller 4 bowls and 4 mugs designed by Massimo Vignelli. The color on these is very different from what we normally see on Heller items - they are a beautiful robin's egg or sky blue in color. Please not ...

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A beautiful art deco creamer and sugar set from Merle F. Faber of San Francisco. Made in the 1930s, this set features quadruple silverplate with very clean, modern lines. One of the few places we have seen this fantastic set is in th ...

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This is a standard Descoware 8-inch skillet in the popular flame red-orange color. Descoware was Julia Child's favorite enamelware, and the company later turned into the famous Le Creuset company. The vintage cast ir ...

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Rare, desirable pepper shaker from Vernon Kilns. This is the "Salamina" pattern, created by the major American illustrator Rockwell Kent. Kent was hired by Vernon to create various dinnerware patte ...

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A wonderful, elegant bottle vase designed by Lisbet Munch-Petersen for Bing & Grondahl. She's a fairly well known ceramicist who worked at B&G from about 1961-1966. Wonderful form with subtle lin ...

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Great vintage cabinet radio from Sony. These were all the rage, back in the day. This is model number ICF-9740W, a standard FM/AM radio, likely made in the late 1970s to early 1980s. We remember that our parents had these types of radios in their roo ...

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Stunning Dorothy Thorpe "Silver Band" Chip N Dip serving set. Thorpe was an artist and designer who was well known for her silver banded glass decoration on glassware, but her items have exploded in popularity recently due to their f ...

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Colorful set of 5 La Gardo Tackett designed porcelain demitasse cups and saucers. These were designed for Schmid International, probably in the 60s. Tackett was a very notable modern ceramicist. Most importantly, he ...

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Wonderful classic bunny rabbit figurine / paperweight from the famous Van Briggle Pottery company. These are still being sold at the factory to this day - we were told that they pick different glazes each year. We don't have any info ...

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This is one of the coolest novelty items we've ever seen. It looks like an older portable radio, but it's NOT! It's actually a plastic liquor flask made by the "Royal London" company in Japan in 1969. But it sure fooled us the first time we picked it ...

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Wonderful small brown plastic pitcher from Rosti of Denmark. This is the smaller #2511 one liter size and the shape was designed by Erik Lehmann. Marked on bottom with "Rosti Denmark 1L Melamine 2511 Design Erik Lehmann Made in Denmark". ...

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Amazing midcentury modern enamel covered bowl by Gerte Hacker. We agree with some other enamel enthusiasts that her work is greatly underappreciated, and is comparable to many of the leading enamelists in the middle of the century. F ...

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Wonderful marked Raymor Bitossi vase or jar with blue and olive green combination glaze. This seems to be an unusual shape and color treatment, very different from the more famous Rimini Blu by Aldo Londi. However, the rough texturing of this vase is ...

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Striking Annemarie Davidson blue and gold enamel bowl. Davidson produced enamel plates and giftware in Sierra Madre, CA from the 1950s up until recently(?). She also appeared in the celebrated exhibition Painting with Fire: ...

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A medium sized Gainey Ceramics AC-6 pot in their famous modern cylinder shape that's been endlessly copied over the years. This pot is a blue shiny glaze that tends almost toward lavender. We see many people attributing all Gainey de ...

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Three (3) wonderful Robert Maxwell mushrooms that would make a great focal point in a midcentury modern living room. These handmade mushrooms are exceedingly rare and were not cast from molds. When turned on their sides they bear a s ...

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Modern polar bear figurine or paperweight designed by Gunnar Cyren for Dansk Designs. A selection of these beautifully crafted animals are still being produced by Dansk. The polar bear is quite heavy, being silverpl ...

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Amazing, magenta-colored enamel over copper bowl by Edward Winter. Winter was actually a famed American modern designer and enamelist, who pioneered techniques for enameling copper and other metals. We actually are n ...

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A set of four (4) wonderful Rosenthal Continental China tea cups designed by Raymond Loewy. These delicate midcentury style tea cups would be great for a collector looking to round out their Rosentha ...

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Striking modern blue vase designed by Nils Thorsson for Aluminia (Royal Copenhagen) in Denmark. Several items were produced in this line, which was known as Marselis. Vase dates to sometime in the 19 ...

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Tweet! A lovely blue and white chicken or rooster figurine by Pablo Zabal from Chile. Instantly recognizable as a Zabal piece - his animals are all blue and white in color. Marked on the bottom with "Pablo Zabal Chile" although it's very squished in ...

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A classic vintage metal piggy bank by Napier. They made several different animal banks such as an elephant, owl, cat and rabbit - but the little piggy remains the classic. Marked on bottom "Napier Pat Pend." This cute little bank i ...

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Get nostalgic for the days before microwaves. This automatic Hot Dogger Cooker by Presto is sure to be a conversation piece at your next shindig. More than just a novelty gadget, this fully contained device will cook ...

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