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A wonderful, round pottery vase attributed to Edith Heath of Heath Ceramics fame. We have always been curious about this line, which is clearly incised as "Heath" on the bottom. These pieces also appear in Jack Chipman's California Pottery Scrapbook ...

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A monumental, rare Blenko Glass tall architectural cylindrical pipe vase, designed by Wayne Husted in 1957. This is a showstopper of a piece, almost 2 feet tall - would look great paired with other midcentury glass or could stand alone as a focal poi ...

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Fantastic and rare David Auld burled wood carved pitcher, made in Haiti around the 1970s. This is actually a functional pitcher as well as a beautiful decorative object - I believe that the pieces underwent a proprietary treatment in order to render ...

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A wonderful set of two Antonio Vitali modern wooden toy figures, tied together with red string. These are from the Playforms range of wooden figural toys made for Creative Playthings, they are a bit different than the usual ones we see. Made at his w ...

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Absolutely fantastic pink with purple striping studio art glass wavy bowl, by Arizona glass artist Bruce Freund. Iridescent pink color with purple/blue striped design throughout. Going toward the rim of the bowl, the glass gets purposely rough and a ...

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Fantastic, iridescent purple and green studio art vase, by well-known Boulder, Colorado glass artist Brian Maytum. Form is a simple cylinder, heavy purple glass infused with green whorls and spots. Iridescent, wonderful glass display piece that would ...

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Very hard to find, minimalist white porcelain ceramic wall mount salt dip, designed by La Gardo Tackett. Believe that these were made for Schmid in Japan, features a simple half round form, with a tab at back with holes for hanging on the kitchen wal ...

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A wonderful large enameled round copper plate by Annemarie Davidson of Sierra Madre. Design features incised rays emanating from the famous jewel-like structures offset from the center of plate. This pattern is sometimes known as "Grooveline" or "Gho ...

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Fantastic, abstract modern Paul Klee serigraph print, featuring a red and black moon over cubist buildings. Print is tall and matted with teal green. Have not been able to find this particular image of his, and do not have access to the catalogue rai ...

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Fantastic Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg Sweden fajance leaf bowl. Reddish pink (color is a little more pale than the photos) striped decoration with gray and blue accents. Likely 1940s-50s production. Would look great displayed with other Scandinavia ...

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Wonderful, original signed painting by the Yugoslavian artist Jovan Obican (1918 - 1986). This is a smaller painting, believed to be from the 1970s or so. Subject is two Klezmer musicians with birds on their shoulders - very typical for his style. Me ...

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Fantastic and whimsical "Pollo" stylized porcelain bird vase designed by Finland's Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal. This is a Studio Linie small vase from Germany, with an elegant form in white with concentric bead design around the mouth of vase. Matte ...

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Nice set of three (3) Bitossi ceramic bird bowls from Italy. Great looking, hand finished glaze colors - orange, blue/green and brown/green on these pieces with impressed texture design on tail and around body. We've seen these called Bitossi, or in ...

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A delightful, retro Design Line small green Lolite desk lamp. Designed by Bill Curry in the 1960s. Features a simple wooden base painted green, and a white click switch on side, with white globe bulb and cord protruding near bottom. Marked on the bot ...

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Unusual Robert Maxwell stoneware rhinoceros, produced in the 1960s as part of a series of zoo animals. Gray-beige in color, the rhino is cast unglazed stoneware. We usually don't say rare in listings, but believe that these were produced for only a s ...

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Adorable Bitossi Italian hedgehog creature figural bank. Features rough incised sgrafitto clay with dark gray glaze on face, coin slot on top with plastic plug on bottom. Would look wonderful displayed on a table or in a cabinet along with other Ital ...

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A set of fantastic, medieval etchings of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza by acclaimed artist Irving Amen. He's known for his prints but was also a sculptor and painter, and taught at both the Pratt Institute and Notre Dame. Please see the Irving Amen we ...

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Wonderful set of two (2) Danish teak salt cellar bowls with tiny spoons by Kay Bojesen. While we are certain the spoons are the Grand Prix line by Bojesen, we are not certain on the small teak bowls which are not marked. However, they seem to match t ...

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A fantastic Arabia Finland ceramic brown bear cub figurine. Lovely modern form of a bear walking with its head turned back toward the viewer, dark brown glaze trending toward lighter brown in places. We haven't identified the artist positively, but h ...

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Very hard to find, minimalist white porcelain ceramic 6 ounce measuring cup, designed by La Gardo Tackett. Believe that these were made for Schmid in Japan, features a simple elongated 3/4 cup form with spout, and a small loop handle on top for hangi ...

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Fantastic looking Weller art pottery wavy pillow vase, in what we believe is an Ansonia glaze treatment. A wonderful mottled or curdled green textured glaze resembling alligator skin is on top of flat black glaze, with orange dripped on here and ther ...

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Fantastic looking Weller art pottery wavy pillow vase, in what we believe is an Ansonia glaze treatment. A wonderful mottled or curdled green textured glaze resembling alligator skin is on top of flat black glaze, with orange dripped on here and ther ...

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Whimiscal, colorful lithograph designed by Bjorn Wiinblad featuring what appears to be Papgeno from The Magic Flute. Offset lithography printed by Permild and Rosengreen, likely in the 1970s. Signed in the print with "Bjorn Wiinblad" and "Papageno", ...

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A striking, modernist West German vase designed by Bodo Mans for Bay Keramik. This line was known as "Istanbul" and was produced in the 1960s. Great abstract zig zag stained glass design with panels of different colors on a gray-blue bubbled fat lava ...

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A fabulous, rare set of two large Bitossi square planters or vases with multicolor glaze squares or windows. We have only seen this pattern for Bitossi a few times, sometimes designated as "Quadrato", and imported by Raymor. It appears that this line ...

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Fantastic brutalist metal horse sculpture, modeled after the Gansu Flying or Galloping Horse sculpture from the Eastern Han Dynasty. This is a very interesting, folded metal figure that is hollow on the interior, and mounted on a wood base. The inscr ...

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Fantastic set of two Jaru Art Products California ceramic nude figures. One figure is in a classic "thinker" pose, and the other is in a stretching pose - almost like they are doing a yoga position. We've seen these particular ones a few times in dif ...

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Wonderful orange "Eclipse" table lamp by Lightolier. Sometimes called a lunar eclipse or lighthouse table lamp, the exterior housing is constructed of metal with plastic base. The interior metal piece swivels around the light bulb via a plastic turni ...

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A beautiful, striking golden leopard cat sculpture, designed by Abraham Palatnik from Brazil. Vibrant op-art black design with a golden orange color lucite, likely 1960s-70s production. Would be a great pickup for a Palatnik collector, or anyone who ...

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A wonderful large lidded casserole from the historical and storied McCarty Pottery of Merigold, Mississippi, featuring a large winged dove on the top of the lid. Believe this glaze treatment is known as nutmeg, with a lighter gray-white background an ...

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A fabulous lucite / acrylic polygon paperweight sculpture, in the style of the Vasa Mihich pieces. While it is very similar in shape, basically a cube with the corners cut at an angle, we don't believe this is a Vasa piece as it is signed with a diff ...

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A tiny, small sculptural wooden salt cellar bowl with spoon designed by Emil Milan (Emilan). A noted woodworker whose work resides in galleries and museums around the country, he's known for functional items like this salt and spoon set - but we actu ...

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Lovely tall dark olive green glass pitcher from iittala Finland. This is pitcher 2438, designed by Erkki Vesanto in 1954, and produced from 1956-1969. Great looking Scandinavian mid century glass piece with applied handle, has original iittala sticke ...

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Nice looking Catalina Island Pottery small ivory white tumbler or cup, produced in the 1930s. Plain white heavy glaze. This is actual Catalina from the 1930s, not the Gladding McBean pieces produced later. Marked very faintly on bottom with "Catalina ...

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Great looking white op-art bubble ceramic vase by Winterling. Facade of vase has moon crater or bubble decoration, sides are smooth. Uncertain on the designer for this one. Would go great with a collection of op-art vases from companies like Winterli ...

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An elegant metal sculpture of a flock of birds swooping down, attached to a rock base. Believed to be a DeMott sculpture, though not marked (have seen this design of bird marked on another DeMott piece). Welded metal birds in flight attached to a pie ...

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Set of two (2) fantastic Chalice Pottery mid century modern abstract face wall hangings. Created by Charles and Alice Smith in the 1940-50s, these are large ceramic abstract face silhouette profiles with matte black surface and large blue-green glaze ...

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A fantastic Italian glass elephant paperweight by Luciano Gaspari for Salviati. Handblown "Sommerso" style glass construction with brilliant blue color against clear glass, a very heavy glass figurine. Would be a show-stopper of a piece to be display ...

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A sleek, rare Federal Glass "Prestige" cocktail shaker designed by the great Eva Zeisel. This two part shaker consists of the familiar Prestige glass with characteristic "doorknob" bottom, and a chrome plated metal lid with a screwtop strainer. Belie ...

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Lovely vintage Chinese oxblood glaze small tall neck vase. Deep red burgundy flambe "sang de boeuf glaze with subtle streaks of purple-blue near bottom, and trending toward gray near the top. This vase is from Jingdezhen, often known as the "Porcelai ...

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Adorable Gustavsberg Sweden "Malin" boy with teddy bear figurine designed by Lisa Larson as part of her "Ungar" children collection. Hand painted blue and brown stoneware boy figurine with striped shirt holding his teddy bear with one hand. There is ...

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Great looking mid century modern table lamp, dipped glaze decor in the style of David Cressey. While this looks very much like his style (and other dealers have sold it as made by him), we believe it is not from him but made in the same era. Elegant ...

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