New items for April 2020

Wednesday 1st April 2020 at 10:10

So much has changed since our last newsletter at the end of February because of the Coronavirus.  All antique fairs are now cancelled until further notice. We certainly hope to be back selling at them as soon as it is safe for everyone. We will update our news and events section on the website once there is further news.

In the meantime we are now looking to list items on our website on a fortnightly basis rather than monthly.  As we write it is still possible to post things out.  However, if you wish to make a purchase but delay delivery until a later date we can accommodate that too. Please email for details.

When we set up our website last year we described it as listing Twentieth Century Scandinavian and International Design. To date, everything we have listed has been Scandinavian but this month we open up two new sections listing International Ceramics and Bauhaus Originals.

The first of these sections lists studio ceramics from across Europe and complements the Scandinavian Ceramics section that we will continue to list separately. This area includes high quality, often unique, ceramic items were made in the UK, France, West Germany, Italy and the Netherlands in the period from c1945 to the present day. This month includes some pieces by Lisa Hammond MBE, Bruno Gambone, and Jaap Dommisse. Biographical details can be found on the item listings.

 

Ceramics clockwise from top left Jaap Dommisse, Lisa Hammond, Bruno Gambone and Lisa Hammond.

Our new section on Bauhaus originals is something we are very excited about. The Bauhaus School was hugely influential in Twentieth Century modern design.  Many of the biggest names in art, architecture and design worked or studied there during 1919-1933. It was one of the key contributors to modernism that came out of the optimism of Weimar Germany after the end of WWI but which sadly ended with the rise to power of Hitler. Included this month are two metalware boxes designed by Marianne Brandt c1930. All of the items we list in this section will be by designers or students from the Bauhaus from the Weimar period itself or items from them from the 1930s to the 1950s. These are original pieces. We won't be including any modern reproductions..

Two lidded boxes by Marianne Brandt

Back to Scandinavia, our selection this month includes two fine artworks by May Ostberg and Richard Björklund. These are both Swedish modernist artists who we admire. We have some stunning jewellery from many of the leading jewellers such as Georg Jensen, Hans Hansen, N. E. From and Anton Michelsen. The splash bracelet by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen is iconic. There are some beautiful glass items by Owe Sandeberg and Eva Englund and fine ceramics from Gunnar Nylund, Marianne Westman and a rare piece by Hans Ancher Wolfsen for Bing and Grondahl from the early 1920s.

Fisherman in harbour by Richard Bjorklund.

 

Scandinavian Jewellery including splash bracelet by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen 1940s.