Brown and Amber Sommerso Square Bowl c . 1970’s

Here is a wonderful Venetian glass bowl, made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy.  In a stunning combination of brown glass cased in a band of amber glass, which is further encased in an angular block of clear glass, using the renowned Venetian Sommerso technique.  Still bears the original generic Murano glass label.

It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated in 8th century Rome, with significant Asian and Muslim influences, as Venice was a major trading port. Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291.

 

 

Venini Murano Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa c. 1950’s

Here is an exquisite 1950’s Venetian amber glass bowl with a controlled bubble effect known as Bullicante encased in the glass.  Made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy, by famous manufacturers Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, and bears their three line acid stamp manufacturing mark to the base, which reads: “Venini, Murano, Italy”.

It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated in 8th century Rome, with significant Asian and Muslim influences, as Venice was a major trading port. Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291.

PRICE: £325

 

Mandruzzato Somersso Double Faceted Murano Bowl c. 1970

This is a beautiful smoky Topaz and Amber colored multi faceted bowl. I love its deep hue combined with clear crystal glass and dark jewlel tones-stunning! Its a great size and would easily fit any decor and be very glamorous on your favorite table as a chic display piece.

It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated in 8th century Rome, with significant Asian and Muslim influences, as Venice was a major trading port. Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291.

PRICE: £325

Art Deco Silver Plate Bucket, Shaker and Tray c. 1930’s

This is a fantastic grouping (not exactly matching but same period and style) of an Art Deco silver plate large size bucket, martini shaker with recipes and tray in excellent condition. The set is c 1930’s and is ready to be the wow factor when making martinis at home for guests.

Jacques Adnet Dove Sculpture c. 1925 Signed and Stamped

I love all things Adnet. This is a superb Art Deco turtledove by Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) in ivory-colored céramique craquelée, originally presented at the landmark Paris show which gave Art Deco its name, the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Three years later, Adnet would become the director of the Compagnie des Arts Français, and gradually assume his role as a central figure in 20th century French design.

An icon of luxurious French Modernism, Jacques Adnet grew up with the 20th Century. He attended the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris . He believed in the functional aspect of furniture combined with geometrical simplicity. Jacques Adnet was inspired by pre-classical styles and was well acquainted with traditional furniture. Until the age of 28, Jacques lived and worked hand in hand with his twin brother Jean at the Studio La Maitrise, where they met the Art Déco designer Maurice Dufrene.  From 1928 to 1960, he directed La Compagnie des Arts Francais. His team of decorators included Francois Jourdain, and Georges Jouve.

Adnet pieces continue to steadily climb in value and collectors and designers aroud the world covet his chic and timeless pieces. This piece would be perfect on display on a bookshelf or proudly displayed in an entrayway console. A gorgeous piece.

 

Very Rare Signed Maison Charles Lamp in Dore Bronze c 1970

I love this lamp with its stunning leaf and timeless bronze metal shade. I bought it in an auction where there was fierce bidding for all things Charles-especially this piece with its very rare white marble base. Its rich, bronze metalic tone adds the perfect depth and warmth to a room. Its classic design is one you will have forever, adds a lovely history to your space, and will easily match with your interiors.

The Charles name is synonymous with style and glamour and all of their pieces are beyond divine. Not only do Maison Charles Lamps become the focus of a room but they are coveted by designers around the world and increase in value year after year. Maison Charles was founded in 1908 by Ernest Charles and specialises in the reproduction of antique lighting and bronze casting.

This is another divine example of Maison Charles’ wonderful lamps. This particular leaf design is not often seen on the market so when I saw it in Paris I had to have it. High-end designers around the world covet these lamps and this one is sure to be amazing investment considering its rarity. It would be wonderful in an entryway to make a fabulous first impression.

PRICE: 3500 GBP

Unusual Lucite Globe Ice Bucket c. 1970’s

I love lucite-its insanely chic. Its wonderful shine and gleam is very glamorous and it always brings much needed light and depth to a space. I have several lucite pieces in my home so when I saw this design-I knew I had to have it.

This bucket’s thick lucite style is beyond glamourous and has an amazing presence.  When I received it-I fell in love-its one of the best looking pieces I have purchased thus far. The fantastic piece would be the showpiece of any bar or shelf and adds a fabulous 1970’s feel.

The holy grail of bars belonged to famous English designer David Hicks who declared, “I like rows and rows of tonic bottles, apple, tomato juice, two or three syphons of spirits lined up behind each other; it gives a generous, welcoming atmosphere, and if a bus-load of friends descend upon you, you are ready for them.”

PRICE: 495 GBP

Brass Bamboo Nesting Tables With Smoked Glass in The Style of Maison Bagues

Brass is my favorite metal-I love its gleam and the warmth it brings to a room. These super chic bamboo brass tables have the perfect smoked glass tops and would look fabulous next to your favorite sofa or chair. They easily blend with most decors and would be tables you would have for life because of their multipurpose use.

I love the bamboo form and think almost every room should have some sort of bamboo accent. These tables are in excellent condition and are absolutely gorgeous.

PRICE: 1250 GBP

Vintage Striking Gold Leaf Square Bowl

I love when Murano glass has some texture. This wonderful square shaped piece has  divine gold leaf and 24 carat gold dust within crystal glass so it captures the light so beautifully. This is a showpiece that is daring and sexy. It would love gorgeous in an entryway or on a coffee table to create some drama.

Murano has been a trading port as early as the 7th centry. It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated in 8th century Rome, with significant Asian and Muslim influences, as Venice was a major trading port,  Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291. Glass makers became very influential and valuable to  the region…so much so that if they left the area it was punishable by death.

 

Pair of ib Kofod Larsen Chairs c 1950

When I saw this unusual pair of ib Kofod Larsen chairs come up in auction, I knew a gclient of ours would want them-sure enough, they were snatched up right away. This is a stunning and rare design with beautiful strong shapes.

Furniture desginer and architect Ib Kofod-Larsen’s furniture from the 1950’s and 60’s are today more desirable than ever before. The global design community highly covets these designs and the prices are steadily rising.

These fabulous chairs would work in many design schemes-these are true Scandanavian classics. A great investment.

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