Sold Archives : 2019

Fantastic studio pottery covered vegetable steaming pot, by Tennessee potter Paul Menchhofer. Menchhofer studied under Charles Counts and worked with Michael Cardew - please see his website for more ...

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A fantastic Italian glass bull paperweight by Luciano Gaspari for Salviati. Handblown heavy Sommerso style glass construction with what appears to be brilliant greenish vaseline glass coloration against clear glass. Uncertain if this is really uraniu ...

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A fantastic, elegant set of glass swan sculptures by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Beautiful handcrafted sommerso glass, rose pink with light cobalt blue color. The swans have graceful curved necks and half moon shaped bodies, one has its neck ...

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A fantastic, rare papier mache sculpture created by the artist Gompers Saijo for Gumps of San Francisco. This is a one of a kind, fascinating folk art piece from the Japanese American artist Saijo, whose entire family was involved in art and design - ...

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An amazing, hard to find Hyalyn Casual Craft speckled blue bowl with bamboo wooden handle. This modernist line was created by Erwin Kalla, and consists mostly of serving pieces in wonderful angular shapes. These pieces came in a few different glaze c ...

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A beautiful, arts and crafts style hammered copper vase by Mexican metalsmith Ramon Ramirez. Wonderful, bulbous small form with thin edge and mouth. Still retains some of the reddish patina. Would look great with other Arts and Crafts pieces, but wou ...

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A wonderful larger 8" Bitossi Italian penguin figurine designed by Aldo Londi. This is the harder-to-find and larger 8" size, we have had the smaller one which was about 6" tall. The penguin has the iconic and desirable Rimini Blu glaze treatment, in ...

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A fabulous and likely unique abstract modernist stoneware sculpture by Bertil Vallien. This is a very unusual, handbuilt solid piece that appears to be some sort of mythical horse creature that is portrayed flying through the air with feet outstretch ...

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A beautiful, small moon form weedpot vase by Isabel Parks. The Pennsylvania potter was known for these interesting shapes, often working in conjunction with the well-known potter Warren Hullow. Our weedpot has white and brown glaze decor with an ungl ...

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A fantastic Susan Brown Freeman carved glaze pottery bowl form. Very intricate carved incised leaf and floral designs on exterior of bowl glaze with speckled gray, brown and blue. Interior is glazed a speckled blue. A respected Alabama potter, she wa ...

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A fantastic Bjorn Wiinblad sculptural figurine in his "Aunt Ella" theme. This particular one has a large hat and is holding a book and features highly detailed ceramic construction with ruffled dress details. Intricate hand painted blue glaze on off- ...

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A beautiful large amethyst colored studio art glass vase by acclaimed British Columbia Canadian glass artist Naoko Takenouchi. Features a stunning sandblasted carved figural design with a circus performer girl with hoops and two dogs - would be a sho ...

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A fabulous, elegant pair of Illums Bolighus brass serpentine double candlestick holders made in Denmark. These sinuous curvy candleholders have two receptacles each, and can be positioned so it looks like they're intertwined. Would be a great centerp ...

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An amazing modern stylized, wall of figures cast metal sculpture attached to a tall wooden wall designed by the noted Israeli artist Aharon Bezalel (1926-2012). We have seen this piece on his main website entitled "Family of Man" with a date of 1972 ...

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A wonderful lucite giraffe sculpture, produced by Team Guzzini in Italy. Wonderful modernist look, a variety of different animal figurines were made. Probably dates to the 1970s-80s, have heard it may have been based on Enzo Mari's designs for Danese ...

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Fantastic, small kaleidoscope jewel enameled pin dish by Win Ng. An Asian American pioneer in art, design and sculpture, Ng is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Spaulding Taylor in the Taylor and Ng cooking supply company in San Francisco ...

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A fabulous, small stoneware studio pottery weedpot vase by Susan Harnly Peterson (1925-2009). Great looking bulbous form with narrow neck, mottled maroon red and black drip glaze with lighter pink/white glaze on top. Unglazed portion on bottom, rough ...

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A lovely Bitossi Italian orange and brown pattern rectangular ashtray. Great looking orange ovals design in the interior, brown painted clay with orange around the sides and bottom. Unsure what the pattern is called, but we've had a ...

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A beautiful lucite heron bird in flight sculpture, designed by Abraham Palatnik from Brazil. Striking op-art striped design in black on clear lucite with a slight golden tinge, likely 1960s-70s production. This is the larger size of the heron in flig ...

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A fantastic, large studio bowl from master potter Otto Heino from Ojai, CA. Otto and Vivika were extremely well-respected and influential potters, known throughout the world for their ceramic glazes and utilitarian but elegant pot designs. We've onl ...

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Beautiful, rare matching set of ceramic birds from Bitossi in Italy. One is a duck shaped bowl and the other is a dove shaped figurine. Chocolate brown glaze with green, white, yellow and black decor, on red-brown pottery clay. Would look wonderful d ...

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Fabulous rare stylized figural monk ceramic planter designed by Alvino Bagni with Sea Garden glaze treatment. Produced in the 1960s for Raymor, features a serene depiction of a monk or boy with hands clasped with the characteristic blue, green and br ...

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Beautiful set of four Eva Zeisel Century medium sized bowls in Hi White glaze. Elegant swoop shape with double tab or lug handles, plain white glaze that would work well with any type of decor. We are uncertain the function of these bowls - they are ...

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A whimsical large modernist stoneware beastie animal bank designed by Victor "Vic" Bracke of Bakersfield, CA. He studied pottery with Vivika and Otto Heino - believe this particular piece dates to the 1960s. Wonderful studio pottery animal form with ...

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A wonderful, small Marcello Fantoni signed multicolor lava glaze bowl. Beautiful red, yellow and green heavily bubbled textured glaze over hand formed pottery. This is one of the better decorative glazes we've had on Fantoni pieces - haven't seen ...

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A pair of lovely freeform studio pottery tea bowls with orange brown shiny glaze with drip markings, attributed to Hiroshi Ogawa of Oregon. Originally started making pottery in Santa Barbara, studied in Japan and later had a studio in Carmel Valley i ...

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A fantastic pair of modernist bronze animal sculptures designed by Frederick Weinberg. Great looking, heavy brutalist modern forms of what appear to be an Etruscan style horse and a gazelle. They appear to be bronze metal - would look great in any mi ...

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A wonderful studio pottery architectural style pedestal vase or planter by Ellice Johnston. She is known for co-founding Irving Place Studio in Los Angeles with Dora De Larios, as well as working in the ceramics community in Oregon notably with Clayf ...

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A lovely elongated metal canoe bowl from Sambonet in Italy. Believe this is a Roberto Sambonet design, but haven't found direct evidence for the ID yet. Probably stainless steel construction, unusual but elegant and modern shape. This is a very large ...

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Lovely, small orange Higgins Glass rectangular tray or ashtray dish. Has a wonderful orange starburst or partial windmill design very typical of Higgins pieces we've seen previously. Slightly raised glass form with inset divots leading us to believe ...

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A fantastic aquatint etching print by Ben Sakoguchi entitled "The Bride". Signed in pencil with artist's name and "The Bride 20/25". The California-based artist is more well-known for his pop art and orange crate label pieces, as opposed to this inte ...

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