New items for May 2020

Saturday 2nd May 2020 at 12:06

This month we have some exciting new finds including a rare lilac glass Huntu vase by Gunnel Nyman and a rare Nils Thorsson Claire de Lune glazed vase for Royal Copenhagen. This latter item is already heavily discounted because of a chip on the foot rim. We normally avoid selling damaged ceramic items but this is one of those important pieces that we thought still worth offering.


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Svea Grandlund hand painted ceramic serving tray, Arabia, Finland 1970s £95

Gunnel Nyman lilac Huntu vase, Nuutajaarvi Notsjo, Finland 1940s £385

Nils Thorsson for Royal Copenhagen Clair de Lune Glaze pot c1940s £295


Jewellery includes some good cufflinks, a bronze bracelet and a nice Danish enamelled brooch and earring set by Anton Michelsen. We always try to add some Georg Jensen pieces to our collection. This month we include a hematite ring designed by Harald Nielsen from the 1940s.

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Labradorite cufflinks by Turun Hopea, Finland 1982 £95

Bronze bangle with turquoise cabochon by Pentti Sarpaneva, Finland 1970s £135

Green enamel brooch and clip-on earrings set, Anton Michelsen, Denmark 1960s £185

Georg Jensen silver and hematite ring designed by Harald Nielsen, Denmark 1940s £360


Continuing with our international ceramics collection we include three pieces by the French potter Robert Perot.  A contemporary of Picasso, he was one of the leading ceramicists that helped, along with Picasso, to establish Vallauris as such an important centre for mid-century ceramic design in the 1950s.


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Robert Perot lidded pot, Vieux Moulin, Vallauris France 1960s £125

Robert Perot bowl, Vieux Moulin, Vallauris France 1950s £195 

Cor Unum Dutch modular ceramic set, Zweitse Landsheer, 1970s £225

Robert Perot vase, Vieux Moulin, Vallauris France 1950s £95   


We also have two very fine abstract watercolours by leading Swedish modernist Bengt Orup.


Bengt Orup abstract watercolours nos. 1 and 2, Sweden £695 each


We have continued to add to our important Bauhaus collection with more pieces by Marianne Brandt, including an iconic napkin holder. While the paint work on these is a little scuffed that is often how they are found as they were made for everyday use. Better to have them in original condition than re-painted.


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Marianne Brandt green napkin holder, Ruppelwerke, Bauhaus 1930s £475

Marianne Brandt metal and wood box,  Ruppelwerke, Bauhaus 1930s £395

Marianne Brandt box,  Ruppelwerke, Bauhaus 1930s £365 


There are other items on the website including two more rugs and we will add other pieces during May. Keep an eye on the website. Hopefully you will find something you like. Do contact us if you do.