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A fantastic set of two (2) Curtis Jere style birds in flight on sunburst rays sculptures. These aren't Jere, though they are often identified as such. We've also seen the name "Friedle Bros." attached to these pieces, but still haven't seen one with ...

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Lovely modern ceramic snack server designed by La Gardo Tackett for Schmid. Made in Japan, likely in the 1960s. Includes a biomorphic server with cutout hole and handle on top, along with four small serving dishes with handle that echoes the one on t ...

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A wonderful Robert Maxwell stoneware critter beastie. This is Figure 11, a flattened hedgehog shape with eyes and snout. Unglazed brown stoneware. Marked on the bottom with "c Robert Maxwell Fig 11". ...

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A very rare example of Russel Wright's Theme Formal 1960s line, a white porcelain "consomme / cream soup" bowl. Graceful curves on this snow white porcelain bowl which was manufactured by Yamato in Japan and likely distributed by Raymor in the U.S. ...

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Wonderful, rare set of four (4) Russel Wright for Imperial Glass "Pinch" 11oz water tumblers in the Seafoam color. This interesting modern line with distinctive dimples on the sides was manufactured by Imperial to go along with Iroquois Casual China. ...

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Fantastic Blenko Glass tall clear cylindrical column vase with red and orange applied spiral helix design around side. This is the number 6710A Myers vase, as shown on front page of the 1967 catalog. The spiral accent colors are tangerine and honey a ...

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A beautiful, wavy light green Haldeman Caliente bowl. These California pottery pieces date to the 1940s-50s. Wonderful freeform shape is typical of Caliente pieces, the end overlapping piece is created by cutting the clay during manufacturing and pre ...

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Fantastic Bitossi Italy Seta footed vase or compote designed by Aldo Londi. Hand carved vertical lines and divots on the blue exterior surface along with gold accent. Interior is glazed plain apple green. Marked on the bottom with what looks like Ita ...

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Wonderful Ben Shahn original stone lithograph featuring a modernistic portrayal of shadowy silhouetted men. Has seen this print entitled variously, including "Many Men", "Men", with the limited edition portfolio (of 950) being entitled "For The Sake ...

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A lovely dark brown and white pottery horse from the Jaap Ravelli pottery in the Netherlands. This famed Dutch pottery produced a host of different figurines and decorative items in this style in the 1950s. This horse and many of the animals are rare ...

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Great looking, risque Italian pottery canister or jar with the word "Opium" on the front. Mottled yellow glaze with white and orange accents. We've seen these "vice" type jars attributed Raymor and various other companies. Believe these usually had a ...

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An amazing large set of sixteen (16) modern interlocking stacking candleholders by BMF/Nagel. Designed by Fritz Nagel and Caesar Stoffi and manufactured in Germany, these are meant to be modular pieces that can be stacked together in different ways f ...

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Great looking Nuutajarvi Notsjo Finland teal blue glass small creamer and open sugar bowl, designed by Kaj Franck in the 1950s. Wonderful shapes with vibrant blue color, would be nice for use or display with other Scandinavian glass pieces. Unmarked, ...

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Beautiful large Backman of Finland round teak veneer serving tray. Construction appears to be some sort of plywood with layer of teak on both sides. Nice looking Scandinavian modern piece, probably 1960s or so production. Marked on reverse with "Back ...

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A lovely, tall Japanese turquoise ceramic ikebana vase or planter imported by Toyo. Heavy light aqua blue drip glaze, slightly mottled, on brown stoneware clay. Would go nicely with other Japanese ikebana, California pottery or mid century design cer ...

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A wonderful, hard-to-find Italian orange and brown vase, likely Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter. We haven't seen this exact shape which is a ball form with a thick neck. Construction is rough formed stoneware clay, typical of Bitossi pieces. Incised wit ...

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Fantastic Bitossi Italy "Seta" planter designed by Aldo Londi around 1957-65. This piece has a multitude of hand carved vertical and horizontal lines on the surface along with blue, green and white glaze bands, and gold leaf designs. Interior is glaz ...

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Great looking studio pottery pitcher with 4 handleless cups, attributed to Ellen Dickman of Santa Ysabel, CA. This set is nicely formed, thin-walled speckled gray stoneware with blue glaze decoration on side - has sort of a Victoria Littlejohn feel t ...

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A wonderful floral design vase designed by Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg in Sweden. Uncertain which line this is from. Colorful and elegantly modern flowers on a white faience glaze, simple tumbler cup shape in reddish clay. Would look great in a cab ...

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Fantastic David Stewart studio pottery owl bird vase. Flared wide top with applied eyes and beak, textured line design throughout with blue and brown speckled glaze. Would look great alongside other David Stewart pieces - this is not one of the mass ...

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A fantastic, modern embossed Japanese woodblock print by Haku Maki. He is well-known for this type of abstract calligraphic kanji print. This one uses purple characters and a red moon, on black background. Have heard he actually used cement in order ...

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A fantastic, spherical ceramic "rock vase" by artist / sculptor Tom McMillin. He graduated from USC with an MFA in Ceramics, taught at Cal State Northridge, and has exhibited in many different museums across the country. This delightful pottery form ...

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Wonderful lucite parrot bird figurine sculpture, designed by Abraham Palatnik from Brazil. Lovely, op-art design in red, yellow and black, probably 60s-70s production - this is the larger size of parrot at 7 5/8" tall. Signed in the lucite with "Pal" ...

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A wonderful Arabia Finel white enamel on steel bowl with the "Varpu" brown twig or leaf pattern. A little more unusual to find this one than some of the other Finel bowls. Would be a great pickup for a collector of Finel or Cathrineholm bowls or othe ...

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Add an instant retro feel to your den with this groovy 1970s sun shag rug. Believed to be acrylic yarn construction, glued on back with a burlap back edging. Bold, concentric ovals in yellow, orange and red on dark brown, some of the oval color secti ...

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A wonderful color serigraph by Anne Kendall Foote of Mendocino, featuring a woodland river scene in green, orange-brown and blue hues. Foote was a well known print artist who taught at Mendocino Art Center and College of the Redwoods in California. T ...

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Wonderful black and white lithograph by acclaimed artist Leo Politi (1908-1996), featuring children at play under trees in the woods. Politi was originally from Italy and moved to California in the 1930s where he worked for most of his career. Known ...

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Fantastic, modern color lithograph of the village of Tamazunchale, Mexico by the legendary Pomona, California artist Millard Sheets (1907-89). He was a pioneer in the California Style watercolor movement and also excelled in printmaking. He also taug ...

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A fantastic, striped porcelain lidded vessel created by Canadian ceramicist Roseline Delisle. Born in Canada, she attended the Institute of the Applied Arts, Montreal and produced ceramics for a time before moving to Venice, CA and Santa Monica where ...

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Fantastic, large Bitossi Italy stoneware vase. Great orange and mustard yellow "stained glass" window pattern on dark brown glaze over rough stoneware. Would make a fabulous statement in a midcentury modern setting, either on top of a table or even o ...

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Lovely translucent Sascha Brastoff blue resin (resolite) votive candleholder in a diamond shape with large cylindrical holder area in middle. Manufactured by Continental Candle Co. Inc., in Northridge, CA - we've heard that these weren't actually Bra ...

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A beautiful Murano Italy handblown sommerso glass bear paperweight sculpture. Attributed to Luciano Gaspari for Salviati, probably sometime in the 1970s. Wonderful pale blue color with ruby red glass inclusion in the center of this chubby rounded bea ...

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Great looking, Memphis-style Thermique Carafe designed by K. Shigeto for Crown Corning and made in Japan. White and black plastic construction with interior glass flask for keeping liquids hot or cold. Plastic handle and spout, the top has a switch t ...

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Fantastic John Loree studio pottery stoneware moon pot. A graduate of Alfred University, Loree taught ceramics at Eastern Michigan University starting in the 1960s. The vase is cylindrical, slightly pinched form with extremely small opening at top, b ...

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A very nice signed Michael Graves curved bent wood and metal magazine rack. Unsure about the production on this piece, but likely contemporary manufactured probably in the 1990s. Still has a great mid century modern look that would go well in many se ...

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Wonderful, small vintage tile wall plaque by the Greek artist Helen Michaelides. Very much in the style of Panos Valsamakis pieces that we've had. Composed of a single tile featuring a winsome stylized girl with long hair, framed in a stained wood fr ...

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A great looking modern monochrome black and white etching by the Irish artist John McNulty. McNulty was born in Dublin and this type of landscape, along with sea and nautical themes, is typical of his work. He's had exhibitions around the world, and ...

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A fantastic studio pottery sculpture of a mountain goat posing on a rock. Attributed to Frances Jean Sherman (1918-2014), a potter in Southern California who specialized in animal sculptures. Wonderful, slightly stylized form constructed from rough r ...

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Fantastic, Upsala Ekeby ceramic bowl produced by renowned Swedish glass designer Vicke Lindstrand. He worked at Orrefors, Kosta Glasbruk and Upsala Ekeby - he was cr ...

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Fantastic Bitossi Italy "Seta" (Silk) footed vase or compote designed by Aldo Londi around 1957-65. This piece has a multitude of hand carved vertical lines and divots on the surface along with blue and gold leaf designs. Top rim of piece is also gil ...

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Cool looking, postmodern Memphis Group style yellow and black ceramic picture frame from Kato Kogei Japan. This 1980s piece was designed by Fujimori (who was art director at Kato Kogei) as part of his Frames Collection. Fujimori was a well known desi ...

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A fantastic Bitossi Italian orange and brown horse sculpture. We've had this particular horse shape a lot less than the standard one with the saddle. Fairly certain this is Bitossi because we've seen the exact form with what looks like Rimini Blu tre ...

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Beautiful Gustavsberg Sweden elongated ceramic bowl in the "Reptil" pattern designed by Stig Lindberg. Plain white glaze, on a curved leaf-shape textured bowl with slight swoop. Would look great with other Scandinavian ceramics. Marked on bottom in-m ...

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Great looking Danish teak 15 bottle wine rack from Nissen. This is the Langaa model, with great minimal design that has been copied by quite a few modern companies - this one is original and solid teak however. Stamped "Nissen Langaa Denmark" into th ...

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Beautiful set of two small modernist carved wooden birds. They look to be made of some sort of burl wood, possibly walnut. Unknown age, but likely 1970s-80s. Smooth wood surfaces, great pattern in the wood of these Danish modern style birds. The smal ...

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Wonderful Aldo Londi Bitossi stoneware vase in the Harlequin pattern. Red, brown, orange and white incised argyle pattern on beige glaze. We've seen this pattern on several different types of vases and other houseware items, and in different colorway ...

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