Our new stock items for this month includes a strong selection of glass. This includes a unique piece of contemporary Danish studio glass from Baltic Sea Glass who are based on the island of Borholm. This beautiful bowl was made by Maibritt Jonsson and Pete Hunner and is dated 2013. Its one-off status was confirmed to us by the studio.
Baltic Sea Glass unique blue swirl bowl Borholm Denmark 2000s. H 13 Diam 22 cm.
Amongst our mid-century glass selection we have a rare vase by Ingeborg Lundin from c1951, early in her career, two colourful bowls for Kosta by Goran Warff, and a tall bud vase by Bengt Orup. Other highlights in the glass section include an iconic Art Deco decanter for Orrefors by Simon Gate from 1926. Gate is one of the greatest names in Twentieth Century glass and this is very early for Art Deco which really began at the Paris World fair the year before in 1925. We also have two more rare Kraka pieces by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors.
Top Goran Warff multi-coloured glass bowl Kosta Sweden 1970s. H 6 diam 14 cm.
Bottom Goran Warff green ice bowl Kosta Sweden 1970s. H 10 diam 13 cm.
L Simon Gate Art Deco Decanter Orrefors Sweden 1926. H 23 cm.
Top R Bengt Orup Glass vase Johansfors Sweden 1960s. H 26 cm.
Bottom R Ingeborg Lundin glass vase Orrefors Sweden c1951. H 28 cm.
Top Sven Palmqvist Kraka Bowl Orrefors Sweden. H 6 W 8.5 L 125 cm.
Bottom Sven Palmqvist Kraka Bowl Orrefors 1950s (factory second). H 5 diam 9.5 cm.
Our ceramics selection includes a wall plaque depicting horses by Dorothy Clough for Upsala Ekeby in Sweden from around 1970. A little earlier is the stylish ceramic vase from the Danish studio Palshus made by Per Linnemann-Schmidt in the 1950s.
Top Dorothy Clough horses wall Plaque Upsala Ekeby Sweden 1970. 42 x 15.5 cm.
Bottom Per Linnemann-Schmidt Palshus vase Denmark 1950s. H 13 cm.
Artworks include an oil painting of three figures by Carl Berndtsson and a print by the Paris-based American Henri Goetz.
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Carl Berndtsson Three figures at the harbour oil on canvas Sweden. 66 x 58 cm.
Eric Cederberg print of trees Sweden 1969. 45 x 37 cm. (Sold)
Henri Goetz Abstract lithograph Artist Proof France c1960s. 70 x 62 cm.
Jewellery includes stylish brooches from Hugo Grun and Askel Holmsen from Denmark and Norway respectively, a Finnish pendant from Sten and Laine and a funky pair of Danish clip earrings from the 40s/50s.
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Modernist leaf-design brooch by Hugo Grün, Denmark c1960s. L 5 cm.
Enamel brooch in black and white by Aksel Holmsen, Norway c 1960s. KL 6 cm.
Clip-on earrings (830S) c 1950s. 3 x 2.9 cm.
Sten and Laine pendant and chain, Finland 1970s. Pendant diam. 4.2, chin 60 cm.
We have also added two pieces of modernist silver this month. The first is a silver ingot paperweight by leading British designer Gerald Benney. This was commissioned in the 1970s by an engineering company as a gift for employees on reaching 10 years’ service! We also have a truly beautiful silver leaf dish by the great Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala. This example is hallmarked for 1967. It was originally designed in the mid-1950s.
Tapio Wirkkala Silver leaf dish Kultasekus Finland 1967. 10 W 8.5 H 6.5 cm.
Gerald Benney modernist silver paperweight London 1978. 1.5 x 1.5 x 10 cm.
Finally we have a classic rőllakan hand-woven rug from Sweden with geometric pattern. This is a great size at 200x142cm. No mid-century styled room should be without one of these rugs!
Swedish woollen röllakan in pink and purple-grey. 200 x 142 cm.