New Items December 2020

Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 07:58

This month’s selection of new stock includes some fascinating and beautiful pieces that we are very pleased to be able to offer for sale. Perhaps the most distinctive is the large floor standing Iron candle holder designed by Bertil Vallien for Boda Smide in the late 1960s. While he is world renowned for his glass designs he also worked in other materials and produced candle holders and chandeliers of some distinction. This would look great standing next to an open fire or wood burning stove (which is where it is at present!)

Bertil Vallien floorstanding candle holder, Boda Smide, Sweden 1960s

We also have some fine glass pieces this month including a 1940s etched glass vase by one of the greats — Edward Hald — with a subtle but beautiful leaf design. There is a stunning and stunningly heavy blue glass bowl from Studio Ahus with thousands of bubbles which looks amazing when it catches the light. Similarly, we have one of the ever popular open minds pieces from Ulrike Hydman-Vallien, this one a pedestal bowl in orange-red. And there is a spun glass bowl by Bengt Edenfalk for Skruf dated to 1962 in a purple/brown colour.

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Edward Hald etched glass vase, Orrefors, Sweden 1940s
Studio Ahus blue glass bowl with bubbles
Bengt Edenfalk spun glass bowl for Skruf, Sweden 1962
Ulrika Hydman-Vallien Open Minds pedestal bowl for Kosta, Sweden 1980s

Our ceramics group includes a couple of real highlights, an early Haresfur glazed vase by Berndt Friberg from c1944 and a small but unique dish hand-signed by Carl-Harry Stalhane with a midnight blue glaze. There is also a classic Royal Copenhagen dish by Bode Willumsen and a couple of pieces from Hoganas in Sweden, including a vase by Egon Larsson from 1978.


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Bengt Friberg vase with haresfur glaze for Gustavsberg, Sweden 1940s
Egon Larsson Hogänäs Keramic stoneware vase, Sweden 1978
Hogänäs hand thrown studio stoneware bowl with brown glze, Sweden 1980 

Carl-Harry Stalhane unique shallow dish in midnight blue glaze c1950s
Bode Willumsen shallow stoneware dish, Royal Copenhagen, Denmark 1955

In the jewellery selection with have a really interesting Georg Jensen ring with the Jensen and Wendel mark that was only used on pieces sold directly from their shop in Copenhagen from the period 1945-51. This is size M. There are a couple of fine bronze necklaces by Pentti Sarpenava and Hannu Ikonen and a brutalist statement silver necklace by Per Arne Terrs.

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Georg Jensen & Wendel floral ring, Denmark 1945-51
Per Arne Terrs silver brutalist necklace, Sweden 1970
Pentti Sarpaneva bronze pendant with unpolished amethyst, chain, Finland 1960s
Hannu Ikonen bronze reindeer moss pendant and chain, Finland 1970s

We’ve also included a couple of rugs, a röllakan in pink colours with a very classic design in a handy size of 183x129cm and a signed woven tapestry (198x135cm) with a stylised horses design by Hungarian Éva Németh made for the Danish market in the 1970s. That is a truly eye-catching piece that could be either used as a rug or a wall-hanging.

Top Éva Németh handwoven tapestry, Hungary c1970s
Bottom Handwoven woollen röllakan with pink design, Sweden c1960s-70s

We also have a couple of paintings, a British gouache of a harbour scene by Moy Keightley and a wooden relief with a striking abstract design by the Swedish sculptor Bengt Malmquist. This came from the artist’s estate and we recently had this framed.

Top Bengt Malmquist abstract painted wooden relief, Sweden c1960s
Bottom Moy Keightley Ile de Groix gouache c1960s


We are still on for selling at the Vintage Home Show at Sports Connexion in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, near Coventry on Sunday 6th December 10-3 – this has been given approval to go ahead.