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  • Exquisite pair of Italian cocktail shell armchairs, 1960s

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    Exquisite pair of cocktail shell armchairs made in Italy in the late 1960. This suave shell-shaped items are characteristic for the La Dolce Vita atmoshere of the Italian mid-20th century. The armchairs ware recently restored. The new upholstery maintains the texture and color of the original ones. The legs were re-stained but no other interventions were needed. The items are in good condition and will be the chic accent of any room. They are incredibly comfortable so you just have to take a seat and enjoy your dolce far niente moments.

    400 
  • Danish Minerva Daybed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Son, 1957

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    Beautiful late 1950s Danish modern daybed (Model Minerva), designed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen, produced by France & Son. The item features a teak wooden frame and renewed mustard upholstery. The minimalist look of this sofa is characteristic for the Scandinavian design of that era and can easily fit any contemporary interior.

    1.100 
  • Elegant teak armchair made in Germany in the 1960s

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    Joyful teak armchair made in Germany in the 1960s. This item displays very nice suave angles and an overall organic design look. It has a renewed upholstery with multicolored (earthly) stripes. A beautiful piece of modern design that can represent a nice touch to any home.

    300 
  • Scandinavian Mid-Century armchair with headrest, 1970s

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    Comfortable and elegant Mid-Century armchair made in the 1970s. Displaying a beautiful Scandinavian design aesthetic, this item features an interesting U-shaped armrest made in wood and renewed mustard upholstery (fireproof hotel & restaurant safe). The chromed supports of the headrest are a modern touch. The item is in very good vintage condition with no defects.

    450 
  • Danish desk chair from Labofa, 1960s

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    A wonderful 1960s Labofa Danish rolling office chair in vivid green tweed. The chair is very easy to move because the well engineered wheels: a fun and playful chair for your office or home. The chair has some traces of use one its legs (please see photos) but is in overall good vintage condition and full working order. The seat is adjustable in height. The backrest is adjustable in both height and position.

    150 
  • Teak & leather armchair by Gustav Thams for Vejen Polstermobelfabrik, 1960s, DK

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    A beautiful teak and leather armchair designed by Gustav Thams for Vejen Polstermobelfabrik. The armchair was designed and produced in the 1960s in Denmark. The natural leather  yellow cushions are elaborately sewn in a wedge shape and fit perfectly to the frame thanks to the hooks on the backrest. The frame is made of solid teak with an oiled surface. The armrests are rounded (in the characteristic organic look of the Scandinavian Modern). The armchair is in good vintage condition and shows just minor traces of use (see photos). The original label is well preserved.

    500 
  • Little green and pink table lamp

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    Beautiful and suave Art Deco green and pink table made in Germany in the 1950s. The table lamp has a light green body, a brass tube and a pink lampshade made of plastic. It also has it’s original switcher. The lamp is in full working order and in good vintage condition.

    80 
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    Beautiful Danish red Wing-back armchair, 1970s

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    Beautiful red Wing-back armchair made in the 1970s in Denmark. The item features a nice organic shape and a bright red color. The armchair has a new upholstery (containing wool and cashmere) that respects the original color and texture. The beautiful Space Age design of this piece is characteristic for the Danish design of that period and, furthermore, for the Scandinavian Modern. This armchair will be an exquisite touch to any room in your home.

    500  450 
  • Mid-Century orange table lamp

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    Beautiful Mid-Century orange lamp made of metal. It features a minimalist, industrial inspired design. The lampshade can be vertically adjusted. It’s vivid color can be a beautiful not on any desk. The lamp has some minor signs of ware (especially on the inside of the lampshade) but is in good shape and in full working order.

    80 
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    Clan floor lamp by Harvey Guzzini for Meblo
    Clan floor lamp by Harvey Guzzini for Meblo

    Set of two large Clan floor lamps by Harvey Guzzini for Meblo

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    Set of two large Clan floor lamps by Harvey Guzzini for Meblo. The great modern form emits a beautiful, warm green glow. Soft light is diffused through the graduated tint of the acrylic globe shade. The white acrylic dome top rests in an chromed metal ring frame and lifts to reveal a translucent white interior and a single medium base socket. The lamp rests in a cylindrical fiberglass base which allows directional positioning of the light source.

    If you are interested in buying just one of the two lamps, the price is 500 euros. Please contact us on [email protected] for details.

    Harvey Guzzini is often mistakenly thought to be the name of a lighting designer active in the 1960s and 1970s. But in fact the label belongs to a lighting manufacturing company, which was founded by six Guzzini brothers – Raimondo, Giovanni, Virgilio, Giuseppe, Adolfo and Giannunzio – who were inspired by the 1950 film Harvey starring James Stewart. Compounding the historical record even further, it seems that the Guzzini company rebranded many times in the 20th century, going by, at various points, Harvey Creazioni, Harvey Guzzini, Guzzini, iGuzzini, and Illuminazione Guzzini.

    Harvey Creazioni was originally founded in 1959 in Recanti (on the east central coast of Italy) by Raimondo, focusing on the production of copper-plated decorative objects. Four years later, in June 1963, the six brothers joined together and established Harvey Creazioni di Guzzini, expanding production to include pendant lighting, sconces, and lamps, floor lamps. The brothers employed architect-designer Luigi Massoni—who was introduced to the Guzzini brothers by leading plastic importer Maurizio Adreani—as head of design, branding, public relations, and advertizing.

    Famous Harvey Guzzini designs include Massoni and Luciano Buttura’s Mushroom Table Lamp (1965), as well as the in-house designed Arc Floor Lamp (1968), Faro Table Lamp (1970), and Toledo Table Lamp (1973). Studio 6G, an interning design team, developed the collectible Clan Lamp (1968); and designers Ermanno Lampa and Sergio Brazzoli were responsible for the Nastro Series (1970), Orione Pendant (1970), Sirio Table Lamp (1970), Alba Floor Lamp (1973), Albanella Table Lamp (1973), and Alf Series (1976).

    1.400  800 
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    Eve floor lamp made in the 1970s
    Eve floor lamp made in the 1970s

    Eve floor lamp made in the 1970s

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    Beautiful Eve floor lamp made in France in the 1970s. The tube is made of chromed metal and the lamp shade is made of acryl. Featuring the aesthetics of Atomic Age design, this item is in an overall good condition, showing only some age related scratches on the base and a little bend on the shade (see photos). The lamp has its original labels.

    300  250 
  • Set of two opaline cups made in Belgium, in the 1970s

    Set of two opaline cups made in Belgium, in the 1970s

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    Set of two beautiful ice cream (or sherbet) cups made of glass and opaline and produced in Belgium, in the 1970s. Colored in bright vivid orange, this cups features the Atomic Age aesthetics. The cups are in very good vintage shape.

    Atomic Age in design refers to the period roughly corresponding to 1940–1960 and extending in the 1970s, when concerns about nuclear war dominated Western society during the Cold War. The discovery and development of the Electron microscope had also a huge impact. Architecture, industrial design, commercial design (including advertising), interior design, and fine arts were all influenced by the themes of atomic science, as well as the Space Age, which coincided with that period. Atomic Age design became popular and instantly recognizable, with a use of atomic motifs and space age symbols. Retrofuturism is a current resurgence of interest in Atomic Age design.

    Free-form organic shapes also appear as a recurring theme in Atomic Age design, reflecting x-ray technology that was becoming more widespread and familiar in pop culture. These botanic designs influenced later Atomic Age patterns that included repeating organic shapes similar to cells and organisms viewed through a microscope. Vital forms, or abstract organic forms, were identified as a core motif.

    60 
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    Beautiful Val St Lambert crystal lamp
    Beautiful Val St Lambert crystal lamp

    Beautiful Val St Lambert crystal lamp

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    Spectacular table lamp signed Val Saint Lambert. This hand-made piece is made in the 1960s by the most prominent crystal manufacturer in Benelux, official supplier to H.M. the King of Belgium. Signed on the bottom, “Val St. Lambert”. Still has the original label. The piece is in a very good condition.

    History of Val St. Lambert: In June 1826, smoke was rising from the chimney of the Cistercian abbey in Seraing, near Liège: the first furnace of the Val Saint Lambert Crystal Works had just been fired up. Val Saint Lambert would rapidly emerge as the epicentre of the Belgian crystal industry. For all the preconditions for a successful industry were met: the vicinity to the Meuse, a coal-rich region, a rail network, and even the enormous monastery facilities, which were ideally suited for artistic and craft activities on a large scale.

    The end of the 19th century ushered in a golden age for Val Saint Lambert. The site around the former abbey expanded into an impressive village with more than 180 worker dwellings, with small gardens, a school, a shop, and even a hospital. In the crystal works, by now world famous, some 5,000 employees produced 120,000 unique crystal creations each day.

    World War I brought an abrupt end to the expansion. Several key markets disappeared: the Balkans, the Russian tsars and Germany. The great depression of 1929 and the bombardment of World War II meant a further decline for the crystal works. This situation lasted up to the 1960s and 1970s, before two major innovations breathed new life into Val Saint Lambert: the introduction of the diamond disc for better cutting and engraving, and the replacement of the traditional pot furnace by a bath furnace, which melted solid raw materials into liquid glass.

    From the 1970s the company’s history is marked by several restructurings and takeovers. Today, the Val Saint Lambert Crystal Works are in the hands of the Onclin family, which aspires to reinstate the brand on a global level.

    Source: val-saint-lambert.com

    300  250 
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    Signed Daum Nancy crystal ashtray from the 1960s
    Signed Daum Nancy crystal ashtray from the 1960s

    Signed Daum Nancy crystal ashtray from the 1960s

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    Spectacular crystal ashtray signed by Daum Nancy and made in France, in the 1960s. The translucent emerald color and the flower-shaped line give this piece a refined, elegant and discreet look. It’s signed on the bottom “Daun Nancy” – Cross of Lorraine – “France”, in the typical manner of this famous manufacturer. Also retains the label of the first crystal shop that sold it: “Cristallerie Moser-Millot Paris 30 Bd. Des Italiens”. Is in a very good condition, with minimal age related signs.

    Daum Nancy rose to prominence during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco period, and captured the imagination of collectors all over the world. Let us take a quick look at the interesting events that shaped the company. Jean Daum was a notary from Bitche who had lent some money to the proprietors of a glass factory in Nancy, the capital town of the French region of Lorraine. The glassworks was then named “Verrerie Sainte Catherine”. In 1878, Daum took over the factory when its erstwhile owners were unable to pay off their debt and renamed it “Verrerie de Nancy”. The factory initially produced glassware such as drinking glasses and pitchers and then ventured into artistic glass manufacturing in 1891. After Daum’s death in 1885, his son Auguste Daum took over the control of the company in the year 1890. The Daum brothers exhibited their “Handsome Tavern Glass” at the Paris International Exhibition in 1889. This event was of utmost significance because it marked the birth of the French Art Nouveau movement. Daum received his first “Grand Prix” in 1900 because by then his factory had established its name as a producer of high quality glass. By 1903, Daum had started making vitrified vases. These vases are singularly responsible for the kind of fame the company acquired in the early 1900s. In 1906 Daum began the manufacture of pâte-de-verre, a glass-making technique first used over five thousand years ago in the early world.

    In order to understand the collector’s interest in Daum Nancy objects, one must realize that this company has shaped itself up to become a producer of glass art objects and not simple glassworks. It pioneered and revolutionized old techniques by working with colour powders, acids, enamel and fluorine hydrogen. From the early 1900s emphasis was placed upon ornamental motifs in naturalistic forms. When Galle died in 1904, the Daum brothers became the leaders in the field of decorative glass and their dominance lasted for one productive, golden decade.

    Source: artnewsnviews.com

    150  120 
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    Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany
    Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany

    Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany, in the 1960s

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    Spectacular UFO Space Age ceiling light made in Germany, in the mid 20th century. The light consists of two plates of yellow glass with geometric decorations (black lines). Made in the 1960s and resembling an UFO, this is a representative piece fort the aesthetics of the Space Race era.

    The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). During the 1950s, architecture, furniture, interior design, cars, and gadget design took on a curiously spaceflight-inspired aesthetic.

    350  220 
  • “Teardrop” Murano sommerso vase from the 1960s

    “Teardrop” Murano sommerso vase from the 1960s

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    Spectacular Murano sommerso vase for one flower (soliflore) in shades of red (the interior layer), yellow (the median layer) and blue (the outer layer). Because of its shape, this type of vase is also known as “Teardrop”. The piece is made in the 1960s and is kept in very good condition, showing no visible deterioration. It has its original label.

    When thinking of Murano glass, it is highly unlikely that we think of sand, yet this rare material is at the base of all glass production. Glass is firstly a mix of siliceous sand, soda, lime and potassium, which is put to melt inside an oven at a temperature of around 1.500 Celsius. After it has become flexible enough, it is removed with a pipe that will be used to blow the glass out while the glassmaker shapes and models it. The forms and colors given to each piece depend on the tools and chemicals used during its production. The techniques are also important..

    One of the most common techniques is “Sommerso”, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colors that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is done by uniting different layers of glass through heat and repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten colored glass. This technique is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colorless glass and thick layers of colored glass inside it, as if a big drop of color had been captured inside the transparent glass. When one first sees these objects, it seems almost impossible to conceive such beautiful colors being locked so perfectly inside what would seem solid glass, and then undoubtedly one begins to wonder how ever did they manage to achieve such a complex game of shapes and colors right in the middle of a clear glass object.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

    100 
  • Murano sommerso vase in blue and yellow
    Murano sommerso vase in blue and yellow

    Murano sommerso vase in blue and yellow

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    Beautiful Murano sommerso vase in blue and yellow. The piece is made in the 1960s and is kept in very good condition, showing no visible deterioration.

    When thinking of Murano glass, it is highly unlikely that we think of sand, yet this rare material is at the base of all glass production. Glass is firstly a mix of siliceous sand, soda, lime and potassium, which is put to melt inside an oven at a temperature of around 1.500 Celsius. After it has become flexible enough, it is removed with a pipe that will be used to blow the glass out while the glassmaker shapes and models it. The forms and colors given to each piece depend on the tools and chemicals used during its production. The techniques are also important..

    One of the most common techniques is “Sommerso”, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colors that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is done by uniting different layers of glass through heat and repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten colored glass. This technique is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colorless glass and thick layers of colored glass inside it, as if a big drop of color had been captured inside the transparent glass. When one first sees these objects, it seems almost impossible to conceive such beautiful colors being locked so perfectly inside what would seem solid glass, and then undoubtedly one begins to wonder how ever did they manage to achieve such a complex game of shapes and colors right in the middle of a clear glass object.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

    55 
  • Atomic Age orange table lamp made by AKA Electric

    Atomic Age orange table lamp made by AKA Electric

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    Orange desk light made by AKA Electric in Germany, in the 1970s. The angle and height of the shade is adjustable along the structure of the lamp. The materials (aluminum, metal, plastic, etc.), the colors (chrome, orange) and the shape of this beautiful lamp are all typical for the Atomic/Space Age design, which marked the aesthetics of the 1970s. The piece is in good vintage condition and have all the original elements (label, switch, electrical cord, plug).

    Atomic Age in design refers to the period roughly corresponding to 1940–1960 and extending in the 1970s, when concerns about nuclear war dominated Western society during the Cold War. The discovery and development of the Electron microscope had also a huge impact. Architecture, industrial design, commercial design (including advertising), interior design, and fine arts were all influenced by the themes of atomic science, as well as the Space Age, which coincided with that period. Atomic Age design became popular and instantly recognizable, with a use of atomic motifs and space age symbols. Retrofuturism is a current resurgence of interest in Atomic Age design.

    75 
  • Imposing emerald fruit bowl made in Murano in the 1970s

    Imposing emerald fruit bowl made in Murano in the 1970s

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    Imposing emerald fruit bowl made in Murano in the 1970s. This tall, massive, beautifully colored piece is in very good vintage condition, showing no visible defects.

    During World War II the industry did not thrive, but as soon as the war was over the glass masters of Murano returned to their art and created pieces deeply rooted in interior design trends of that time with focus on minimalism, functionality, and simplicity. To support these trends Murano artists and artisans returned to techniques of the past such as filigree, murrino, and lattimo. From that point onwards Murano saw continued exploration of styles and techniques striving to find a happy medium between the technical mastery and the outline, color, and decoration. The resulting continuous innovation led to a rise in popularity and to multiple prizes at various international art exhibitions. Thanks to such prominent artists as Archimede Seguso, Ludovico and Laura De Santillana, Tobia Scarpa, Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi, Toni Zuccheri, Romano Chrivi, Giampaolo Martinuzzi, and Alfredo Barbini, Murano again became known as the glassblowing capital of the world. Murano now created the art trends as opposed to following them in the years past.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

    100 
  • Green bullicante Murano ashtray
    Green bullicante Murano ashtray

    Green bullicante Murano ashtray

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    Beautiful controlled bubbles (bullicante) ashtray made of glass in Murano, Italy, in the 1960s. Hand blown, this pice features the shape of a flower in an amazing shade of translucent emerald green.

    The quality and tradition that characterize Murano’s finest glass furnaces have always been worthy of the highest appreciation. This prestige is due mostly to the glass masters’ hard work and dedication, which are the very core of Murano’s most famous trade. Glassmaking has been passed on from one generation to the next one, with constant innovations and timeless originality. The loyalty and respect with which this trade is treated is possibly the key to Murano’s success. Glass masters all over the island have always worked with endless vitality, and this creative vein is evident in every glass artwork that comes out of any furnace, with improved techniques and bewildering effects.

    The “bullicante” effect is amongst the most famous glass making techniques and it is seen quite often around the island of Murano. If you’ve had the fortune of strolling along the streets of Venice, you would have noticed beautiful glass pieces with small air bubbles trapped in the inside, possibly stopping to wonder how that seemingly impossible effect is achieved. This peculiar effect is obtained by placing a piece of molten glass inside a metallic mold with spikes, very much resembling a pineapple’s texture. These spikes cause small holes on the surface creating a pattern all around the glass piece. After it’s been left to cool down for a few moments, the whole piece is submerged in molten glass again. This second layer completely covers the first one. However, thanks to the thick consistency of glass, the holes previously impressed on the first layer are not covered, thus causing air to be trapped between both layers of glass. This process can be repeated several times, creating a pattern as complicated as the glass master wishes. This technique gives not only a sense of depth to the whole object, but also an incomparable decorative effect, famous for its originality.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

    55 
  • Small purple Murano bowl made in the 1970s
    Small purple Murano bowl made in the 1970s

    Small purple Murano bowl made in the 1970s

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    Small purple Murano bowl made in the 1970s. Nicely colored in an exquisite purple shade, the bowl features a “half an apple” shape, which has been very popular in Murano since the second half of the 1950s. The bowl is in very good vintage condition.

    During World War II the industry did not thrive, but as soon as the war was over the glass masters of Murano returned to their art and created pieces deeply rooted in interior design trends of that time with focus on minimalism, functionality, and simplicity. To support these trends Murano artists and artisans returned to techniques of the past such as filigree, murrino, and lattimo. From that point onwards Murano saw continued exploration of styles and techniques striving to find a happy medium between the technical mastery and the outline, color, and decoration. The resulting continuous innovation led to a rise in popularity and to multiple prizes at various international art exhibitions. Thanks to such prominent artists as Archimede Seguso, Ludovico and Laura De Santillana, Tobia Scarpa, Ercole Barovier, Fulvio Bianconi, Toni Zuccheri, Romano Chrivi, Giampaolo Martinuzzi, and Alfredo Barbini, Murano again became known as the glassblowing capital of the world. Murano now created the art trends as opposed to following them in the years past.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

    30 
  • Green and brown bowl made in Murano, in the 1950s
    Green and brown bowl made in Murano, in the 1950s

    Green and brown bowl made in Murano, in the 1950s

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    Beautiful geode bowl made in Murano, Italy, in the 1950s. Nicely colored, in shades of brown and green, this is a hand blown piece kept in very good vintage condition.

    Murano glass Geode bowls earn the name “geodes” due to their resemblance to geode rocks – rocks or stones that have been sliced neatly in two. The geode bowls therefore have a perfectly flat, wide rim. Murano glass geodes consist of two or more layers of cased glass. They were made my several Italian glass manufacturers from the Venetian island of Murano, and as such it is virtually impossible to identify the maker of an unmarked bowl. Popular geode shapes include circular, square, triangular, figure eight, and kidney shaped among others.

    Source: 20thcenturyglass.com

    50 
  • Tricolor Murano ashtray (or dish) in blue, red and green

    Tricolor Murano ashtray (or dish) in blue, red and green

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    Tricolor Murano ashtray (or dish) in blue, red and green. This piece is remarkable in its fluid shapes, the zoomorphic look (seen from the top, it resembles the image of a cat’s head), the fine quality of the glass, and the dialogue between the three differently colored compartments. Hand blown, this piece is kept in very good vintage condition.

    The quality and tradition that characterize Murano’s finest glass furnaces have always been worthy of the highest appreciation. This prestige is due mostly to the glass masters’ hard work and dedication, which are the very core of Murano’s most famous trade. Glassmaking has been passed on from one generation to the next one, with constant innovations and timeless originality. The loyalty and respect with which this trade is treated is possibly the key to Murano’s success. Glass masters all over the island have always worked with endless vitality, and this creative vein is evident in every glass artwork that comes out of any furnace, with improved techniques and bewildering effects.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

    45 
  • Murano sommerso vase from the 1960s
    Murano sommerso vase from the 1960s

    Murano sommerso vase from the 1950s

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    Beautiful Murano sommerso vase in green and purple. The piece is made in the 1950s and is kept in very good condition, showing no visible deterioration. It has the original label.

    When thinking of Murano glass, it is highly unlikely that we think of sand, yet this rare material is at the base of all glass production. Glass is firstly a mix of siliceous sand, soda, lime and potassium, which is put to melt inside an oven at a temperature of around 1.500 Celsius. After it has become flexible enough, it is removed with a pipe that will be used to blow the glass out while the glassmaker shapes and models it. The forms and colors given to each piece depend on the tools and chemicals used during its production. The techniques are also important..

    One of the most common techniques is “Sommerso”, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colors that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is done by uniting different layers of glass through heat and repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten colored glass. This technique is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colorless glass and thick layers of colored glass inside it, as if a big drop of color had been captured inside the transparent glass. When one first sees these objects, it seems almost impossible to conceive such beautiful colors being locked so perfectly inside what would seem solid glass, and then undoubtedly one begins to wonder how ever did they manage to achieve such a complex game of shapes and colors right in the middle of a clear glass object.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

    75 
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    Ceramic orange glazed table lamp made in Denmark
    Ceramic orange glazed table lamp made in Denmark

    Ceramic orange glazed table lamp made in Denmark

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    Beautiful ceramic table lamp made in Denmark in the 1960s. The base lamp, made of ceramic, is distinguished by the play between the vivid orange glazed top and the naked clay (without glaze)  brown bottom. Both the color and the technique are specific to the period. The piece is kept in a very good condition, without visible defects and has all it’s original elements (lightbulb socket, switch, electric cord, plug).

    125  100 
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    Lot of 4 vintage table clocks (Blessing, Mauthe, Prim & Ruhla)
    Lot of 4 vintage table clocks (Blessing, Mauthe, Prim & Ruhla)

    Lot of 4 vintage table clocks (Blessing, Mauthe, Prim & Ruhla)

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    Lot of 4 vintage table clocks made in Germany (Blessing, Mauthe, & Ruhla) and Czechoslovakia (Prim).  All are in full working order. Each of them need to be manually winded once a day to operate.

    Blessing: made in Germany in the 1950s, this mechanical alarm clock features Art Deco elements (hour marks, clock hands, clock base) and also the International Style aesthetics. Kept in very good vintage condition.

    Mauthe: made in Germany in the 1940s, this is an Art Deco mechanical alarm clock. The case, in beige, is in sharp contrast to the black dial. At the top and in the lower area, the golden accents complete the sober and elegant image of this clock. Although is kept in a good overall condition, there are some very discrete scratches on the glass; also the phosphorus on the hour and minute hands of the clock have some minor defects.

    Prim: made in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s, this is a metal case mechanical alarm clock. Kept in very good condition, this item is characterized by a minimalist, beautiful, modern look.

    Ruhla: made in Germany in the 1970s, this mechanical alarm clock features a bright orange plastic case and a black dial with bold, prominent, hour marks. A beautiful and highly collectible table clock, featuring an Atomic/Space Era aesthetics.

    120  100 
  • Spectacular Murano cigar ashtray from the 1960s
    Spectacular Murano cigar ashtray from the 1960s

    Spectacular Murano cigar ashtray from the 1960s

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    Spectacular Murano cigar ashtray made of glass. The piece is distinguished by its fluid shapes, by the fine quality of the glass, as well as by its intense and extremely beautiful ruby red color. Hand blown, this piece is kept in very good vintage condition.

    The quality and tradition that characterize Murano’s finest glass furnaces have always been worthy of the highest appreciation. This prestige is due mostly to the glass masters’ hard work and dedication, which are the very core of Murano’s most famous trade. Glassmaking has been passed on from one generation to the next one, with constant innovations and timeless originality. The loyalty and respect with which this trade is treated is possibly the key to Murano’s success. Glass masters all over the island have always worked with endless vitality, and this creative vein is evident in every glass artwork that comes out of any furnace, with improved techniques and bewildering effects.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

    45 
  • KTM coffee grinder made in Sweden in the 1940s
    KTM coffee grinder made in Sweden in the 1940s

    KTM coffee grinder made in Sweden in the 1940s

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    KTM coffee grinder made in Sweden in the 1940s. The grinder has its original metallic label and is in full working state. The item is in very good vintage condition.

    40 
  • Controlled bubbles (bullicante) Murano ashtray
    Controlled bubbles (bullincante) Murano ashtray

    Controlled bubbles (bullicante) Murano ashtray

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    Beautiful controlled bubbles (bullicante) Murano ashtray made of glass. Hand blown, this piece displays a nice chromatic effect and goes from dark green (to the rim) to clear white (at the bottom).

    The quality and tradition that characterize Murano’s finest glass furnaces have always been worthy of the highest appreciation. This prestige is due mostly to the glass masters’ hard work and dedication, which are the very core of Murano’s most famous trade. Glassmaking has been passed on from one generation to the next one, with constant innovations and timeless originality. The loyalty and respect with which this trade is treated is possibly the key to Murano’s success. Glass masters all over the island have always worked with endless vitality, and this creative vein is evident in every glass artwork that comes out of any furnace, with improved techniques and bewildering effects.

    The “bullicante” effect is amongst the most famous glass making techniques and it is seen quite often around the island of Murano. If you’ve had the fortune of strolling along the streets of Venice, you would have noticed beautiful glass pieces with small air bubbles trapped in the inside, possibly stopping to wonder how that seemingly impossible effect is achieved. This peculiar effect is obtained by placing a piece of molten glass inside a metallic mold with spikes, very much resembling a pineapple’s texture. These spikes cause small holes on the surface creating a pattern all around the glass piece. After it’s been left to cool down for a few moments, the whole piece is submerged in molten glass again. This second layer completely covers the first one. However, thanks to the thick consistency of glass, the holes previously impressed on the first layer are not covered, thus causing air to be trapped between both layers of glass. This process can be repeated several times, creating a pattern as complicated as the glass master wishes. This technique gives not only a sense of depth to the whole object, but also an incomparable decorative effect, famous for its originality.

    Source: glassofvenice.com

    40 

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