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MODERNIST JEWELRY, 1930-1960
The Wearable Art Movement

FORM & FUNCTION
American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970
 

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MARCELLO FANTONI GLAZED EARTHENWARE VASE

A beautiful earthenware Italian vase by Fantoni, written on bottom:  "04094, Fantoni, Italy, for Raymor and original label (see photographs on html page); one tiny flake that's hardly noticeable on the lip, otherwise fine condition.

$875.00 (item #SMFA001) NEW!

ERKKI KÄPPI AMETHYST & CLEAR WHEEL-CUT GLASS VASE, c. 1962

Heavy, sleek, and truly beautiful glass vase by Erkki Käppi, Finland; clear and amethyst colors with cut figure of a woman carrying a water pitcher; about 8" tall; etched signature: "Erkki Kappi, '62;" fine condition.

$395.00 (item #MCSM01)

TAPIO WIRKKALA "LICHEN BOWL" FOR IITALA, FINLAND, c. 1956

Fabulous, heavy "Lichen Bowl" by Tapio Wirkkala for iittala, Finland, c. 1956; about 3-5/8" tall x 5-1/2' diameter; etched signature, "Tapio Wirkkala, iitala, 56;" one minute flake close to the bottom of one of the lobes; otherwise fine condition.

$450.00 (item #MCSM02)  

ELSA SODABERG VASE FOR HOVMANTORP, SWEDEN,c. 1966

Beautiful, Swedish, Hovmantorp glass vase designed by Elsa Soderberg with blue and rusty-orange internal threaded design; about 8-1/8" high x 2-7/8" diameter; etched on base: " H-torp-66, E Soderberg;" fine condition.

SOLD (item #MCSM03)  

VICKE LINDSTRAND GLASS VASE FOR KOSTA, SWEDEN

Ellegant modern design clear glass vase with purple stripe by Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta, Sweden; about 8-3/4" high; partially worn Kosta label on the outside; etched on bottom:  "Kosta, ?H 1239; fine condition

$225.00  (item #MCSM04)

TIMO SARPANEVA BLUE GLASS VASE FOR IITALA, FINLAND

Gorgeous blue glass vase by Timo Sarpaneva, Finland; about 6-1/2" high; etched signature on bottom: "T. Sarpaneva - 250;" iitala label on neck; fine condition.

$225.00 (item #MCSM05)

1950S SVEN PALMQVIST GLASS BOWL FOR ORREFORS, SWEDEN

Gorgeous free-form glass bowl by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors, Sweden, c. 1950s; lovely cranberry color--shading from light to dark at the bottom; about 12-3/4" wide (at the widest point) x 2" high; some light scratches, otherwise fine condition; etched on bottom: "Orrefors, PU, 32,48/10.

SOLD (item #MCSM06)  

BJORN WECKSTROM "UNIK" GOBLET FOR NUUTAJARVI

Bjorn Weckstrom handblown "Unik" glass goblet; clean and bubbly copper-colored glass foot and ankle surmounted by clear glass cup with white swirlls; about 7" high; incised on bottom: "Bjorn Weckstrom, Nuutajarvi, Notsjo, Finland; excellent condition.

$765.00 (item #G011)

MAIJA KARLSSON GLASS BOWL

Lovely leaf-shaped glass bowl with opaque white ribbons by Maija Karlsson for Oy Kumela, Finland; c. 1950s; about 8-5/8" long x 6-5/8" wide x 1-1/2" deep; a few very light and hardly noticeable scratches on the inner surface, no cracks or chips; overall fine condition; etched on bottom:  "Maija Karlsson Oy Kumela."

This bowl is pictured in Scandinavian Glass, 1930 - 2000: Smoke and Ice, pg. 63.

$250.00 (item #SMG100)

TAPIO WIRKKALA GLASS VASE

Tall, icy, glass vase designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala; about 9-3/8" high; incised on bottom: "Tappio Wirkkala, 3419;" one minute chip on inner edge; otherwise fine condition.

$195.00 (item #SMG002)
 

LARGE FINNISH CERAMIC PLATTER

Soft blue-green glaze pottery platter with an image of a woman sitting by a well with a pottery jar; about 13-5/8" diameter x 2-1/2" high; marked on reverse: "MADE IN FINLAND, I.M. S.;" original holes for hanging; fine condition with no chips or cracks.

$295.00 (item #SMP006)

SIGNED, MODERNIST, ITALIAN POTTERY PLAQUE

Great, Picasso-like, Italian mid 20th century, signed pottery plaque, about 17-1/4" x 12-1/4"; signed lower right with what appears to be G. Petrucci; fine condition with no chips or cracks.

SOLD (item #SMP006)

POILA PILLIN POTTERY DISH

Poila Pillin pottery dish; decorated with image of a woman in beautiful shades of pink, yellow, and turquoise blue; about 5-1/8" x 3-3/4"; one small chip on the edge that was glued back in, otherwise fine condition; marked: "Pillin" on bottom.

$175.00 (item #RKMC01)  

MID 20TH CENTURY ITALIAN GLASS VASE

This is wonderful, modernist shape in a beautiful blue and yellow sommerso Italian glass vase; about 14" high; some wear on the bottom and a little clouding on the inside as if someone had water in the vase at one time; otherwise fine condition with no marks.

SOLD (item #MCSM08)

MURANO LATTICINO GLASS COMPOTE

Murano, white and clear latticino glass compote; about 5" high, 4-3/4" diameter at the top; fine condition with no chips or cracks.

$125.00 (item #SMG013)

LARGE CENDESE MURANO ACID ETCHED GLASS VASE

Exquisite acid-etched matte finish Cendese murano glass vase; great purplish/brown color; 16" high x about 5-1/2" diameter; incised mark on bottom: "Cendese, Murano, 1986;" excellent condition; no chips or cracks.

$550.00 (item #G010)

SIGNED VENINI VASE WITH SWIRLING BLUE AND RED CANES

An exceptionally beautiful signed Venini glass vase with swirling blue and red canes--fabulous design!  Vase is about 11-1/4" high and 5" diameter; etched on bottom: "Venini - Italia - 84; perfect condition with no cracks or chips.

$850.00  (item #SMG001) 

CESARE TOSO, MURANO HANDBLOWN GLASS COLOGNE BOTTLE

Handblown aqua-green glass cologne bottle by Cesare Toso, Murano; about  9-1/8" X 3"; marked with a foil stamp: "CESARE TOSO, MURANO ITALY;" fine condition.

$305.00 (item #ZM001)

MURANO GLASS PITCHER WITH BLUE AND GREEN SWIRLS

Murano glass pitcher with blue and green swirled caning; about 12-1/2" tall and 8-1/2" around (at widest point); no marks, fine condition.

$205.00 (item #ZM002)

 ART GLASS WITH ENCASED FISH DESIGN

Great art glass piece, most likely Italian with encased colorful fish design; about 7-3/8" X 4", weighty; fine condition.

$260.00 (item #ZM003)

JAMES LOVERA LAVA GLAZE BOWL

Beautiful stoneware pottery bowl by James Lovera with thick, sea-green lava glaze; about 7-3/4" diameter x 3" high; incised mark: "Lovera" on bottom; fine condition with no chips or cracksan exquisite example of work by James Lovera.

(item #SMP005) SOLD

HAMPSHIRE POTTERY VASE

Beautiful, thick, volcanic glaze Hampshire pottery vase; about 3-1/2" high; marked: "HAMPSHIRE POTTERY, 146" and symbol; fine condition with no chips or cracks; bottom looks as if a child tried out some Crayolas; please see pictures on the html page.

$450.00 (item #SMP002)

BEAUTIFUL TALL DOUBLE GOURD STUDIO VASE BY BECKY BROWN

Handmade tall double gourd vase by Becky Brown, c. 1954; beautifully decorated in tan and brown glazes in an wide-brushed abstract design; about 19-1/2" tall; marked: "Martz, B 1954 B, Studio; fine condition with no chips or cracks.

Becky Brown (Margaret Rebekah Brown Martz, 1914-) apprenticed in ceramics with her husband, Karl Martz, beginning after their marriage in 1935. In 1949, she studied design with Alma Eikerman at Indiana University. Prior to 1950, she often assisted Karl by making small pots to sell to tourists, some slip-cast in molds, often designed by Karl. Beginning in 1950, she made her own designs, eventually favoring animal motifs in hand-built ceramic sculpture. In the 1950's and 1960's, her work was exhibited in the Biennial Indiana Ceramics Exhibitions at the John Herron Art Museum in Indianapolis, and in the annual DePauw University Ceramics Shows. Becky traveled widely to studio potteries and museums throughout Europe, Mexico, and Japan. She worked as an apprentice in the Daisei family pottery in Mashiko, Japan, in 1971-2. In 1973, 1978, and 1981, her work was included by invitation in exhibits at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, at Indiana Central University, Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN), and in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1970-1975, she was a Partner in The Gallery (founded by Rosemary Fraser) in Bloomington, Indiana, where her work was shown in two-person shows in 1978 and 1981. A solo exhibit was shown in 1979 at the Alliance Museum Shop at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In 1985-91, she was a Docent at the Indiana University Museum of Art. Her poem "Korean Vase" was published in The Studio Potter in 1998. In 2008, several of her ceramics works are included in a permanent display in the Midwest Museum of Art (Elkhart, IN).  Information taken directly from http://people.umass.edu/emartz/martzpots/biobb.htm)

SOLD (item #SP001)

KEN TRACY CARVED POTTERY VASE

Beautiful handmade and carved blue and white pottery vase by Pineville, Louisiana potter, Ken Tracy; about 6/3/4" high, girth is about 17-1/2"; incised on the bottom: "Ken Tracy Pottery" and a fish mark; fine condition.

Other designs by Ken Tracy are available--please email for more information: marbeth1@aol.com

SOLD (item #TKP001p078) 

"WISTERIA," COBALT BLUE & WHITE POTTERY BOWL BY KEN TRACY

Fabulous, high blue and white pottery bowl by Ken Tracy with wisteria design; about 5-1/8" high x 10-1/2" diameter; safe for food; can be used in the dishwasher; fine, new condition, incised on bottom: "Ken Tracy, Pottery" and symbol of a fish.

$245.00 (item #TKP008) NEW!

"FUCHSIA," COBALT BLUE & WHITE POTTERY TAZZA BY KEN TRACY

A beautiful piece that is also very useful; "Fuchsia" cobalt blue and white pottery tazza by Ken Tracy; great for cookies, chocolates, hors d'oeuvres, or small cake; just slightly under 4-1/2" high x 9-1/4" diameter; fine, new condition; incised on bottom; "Ken Tracy. 0-13."

$150.00 (item #TKP009)  NEW!

"LONGWOOD," COBALT BLUE & WHITE POTTERY VASE BY KEN TRACY

A masterpiece by Ken Tracy in cobalt blue and white pottery; image is of Longwood, Natchez, Mississippi's most famous octagon house with orientalist oak trees; this is fairly large vase—about 7-1/2" tall with a girth of approximately 21"; fine, new condition; incised on bottom: "Ken Tracy Pottery, 2011.

SOLD (item #TKP010)  

COBALT BLUE & WHITE POTTERY PITCHER BY KEN TRACY

Cobalt blue and pottery pitcher with grape vine design by Ken Tracy; about 8-1/4" high; easily holds a 1-1/2 quarts of liquid; fine, new condition; incised on bottom: "Ken Tracy Pottery, 2013" and image of a fish.

$195.00 (item #TKP011)   NEW!


 ELEANOR HELLER, 1949 HANDMADE POTTERY VASE

Beautiful handmade tall pottery vase by Eleanor Heller, c. 1949; about 13" tall, including original base x 4" diameter; signed: "Eleanor Heller, '49;" vase has become detached from the base (was originally glued), but sits down well within the original, custom made base so is quite stable; otherwise fine condition.

Eleanor Heller's mid 20th century work in clay, paint, pastels, etc., relates to the surrealist and American abstraction movements. She said, "I work intuitively and experimentally on several pieces and in several media at one time. I reach for an expression of my personal vision growing from many levels of experience and memory."

Heller was the first Florida artist whose work was included in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.  Heller died in 2001 at the age of 83. (information from: http://www.brynmawr.edu/alumnae/bulletin/heller2.htm)

$550.00 (item #P068)
HAND THROWN POTTERY VASE

Lovely modern hand-made pottery vase, possibly Japanese; soft light greenish brown with incised decoration; approximately 8-1/4" high; chop mark on bottom; no chips or cracks, fine condition.

$165.00 (item #P060)

JAPANESE POTTERY TEA BOWL BY KITAOJI ROSANJIN

A wonderful tiny tea bowl by Japanese master potter Kitaoji Roanjin; about 1-3/8" diameter x 1-3/4" high; signed on bottom; with original wooden box; excellent condition.

The twentieth century saw a flowering of Japanese ceramics art.  Perhaps one of the greatest names of this period was Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) who is sometimes compared to the Japanese Master Kenzan.  Over the course of his lifetime, Rosanjin produced a truly awe-inspiring range of ceramics.  He is thought to have produced twenty thousand ceramics, mostly at his six kilns in Kita-Kamakura.  Rosanjin’s pieces have a range of use of different clays, firing techniques, and glazes that cover virtually all traditions of Japanese ceramic art. from: http://www.asia-art.net/jap_ceramic.html

$625.00 (item #P061)

JAPANESE POTTERY VASE BY RYOJI KOIE

Japanese pottery vase by master potter Ryoji Koie with original box; about 8" high; marked on side (see larger photos on html page); fine condition with no chips or cracks.

 $975.00 (item #P064)

JAPANESE HANDMADE POTTERY CAKE PLATE

Handmade Japanese glazed pottery cake plate; slightly over 8-1/2" tall x 11-1/2" diameter; comes with original, signed box; fine condition.

$495.00 (item #P069)

JAPANESE HANDMADE POTTERY BOWL

Beautiful Japanese glazed pottery bowl; about 7-5/8" diameter x 2-3/4" high; comes with original signed box; fine condition.

$195.00 (item #P070)

JAPANESE HANDMADE POTTERY PLATE

Japanese glazed pottery plate or shallow bowl; about 10-5/8" diameter x 1-5/8" high; marked on bottom with chop stamp.

$95.00 (item #P071)

HANDMADE POTTERY VASE BY BRAD HARRIS

Beautiful wheel thrown pottery vase with exceptional turquoise glaze by contemporary Natchez, Mississippi potter Brad Harris; approximately 10" high; signed with conjoined HB; excellent condition.

$150.00 (item #P066)

BLACK AND WHITE POTTERY BOWL BY DWAIN NARRAGON

Beautiful black and white studio pot by DwaIn Narragon, c. 1995-96; exhibited at the Hammonds National Exhibit in 1998; porcelain with a soft black glaze, texture similar to soft leather; approximately 6-1/4" high x 7" diameter (at widest point); signed on bottom;  perfect condition.

Dwain Narragon is Associate Professor of Art Ceramics at Eastern Illinois University.  He has won numerous awards some of which are The First Annual Potters Guild Purchase Award, 1996; Meritorious Achievements Award, 1st Kyoto Craft Competition International, Kyoto, Japan, 1986; and the Merit Purchase Award, "Vessels Aesthetic 1983, Taft College, Taft, California, 1983.  He has participated in many international exhibitions and his work is in collections in New Zealand (Auckland Institute and Museum); The Kyoto Craft Center, Kyoto, Japan; Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, Anchorage, Alaska; Taft College, Taft, California; Muncie Art Association, Muncie Indiana; and The Rose Mall, Valley City, North Dakota.

SOLD (item #P028)

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