1930s Swedish Gefle Upsala Ekeby Art Deco Rubin Series Scallop Edged, Red and Gold Vase
This piece is a beautiful design of Art Deco from the iconic Rubin series by Gefle Upsala Ekeby's renowned artistic director, Arthur Percy.
Percy combined the gentle curves in the form of this piece, the colour and stylised floral gold gilding into a modernised statement of Scandinavian influenced chinoiserie. The design overall, is seamless blend of the luxury, glamour and exuberance of which the Art Deco design movement represented.
Superb. No chips or cracks, there is age-wear present in the form of mild wear to the gold gilding which is commensurable with age of the piece. The base bears the Upsala-Ekeby Gefle stamp, 'Rubin', the numbers '252', '19' and the inscribed initials of 'DP'.
MEASUREMENTS c. 3.9" / 10 cm tall (from base to rim) x 4.1" / 10.5 cm in diameter (rim). Base diameter: c. 2.4" / 6 cm
Unpackaged weight: 0.3 kg / 345 g
NOTES Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Carl Arthur Carlsson-Percy, a ceramist and artist, born in Vickleby on August 10, 1886, son of sailor Nils Petter Carlsson and Johanna (Hanna) Sofia Andersson, married to Kerstin Beckman from 1911.
Percy traveled to Stockholm during the early 20th century to train himself as a decorative painters. In 1905 he went to the school of artistic association and in 1908 he traveled to Paris for studies at Académie Collarossi and Matisse Painting School. He would go on to become artistic director in 1923 at Gefle Porslinsfabrik(which became part of Upsala Ekeby in 1936). In 1942 he became artistic director at Karlskrona Porslinsfabrik until 1946.
His early work was characterised by items with soft decorations of flowers and birds, he was also inspired by Italian 14th and 16th centuries, which was also reflected in his work. During the 1920s, his renowned work includes the series "Gefle", "Vinranka", "Floating Blue", "Iris", "Three Flowers", "Silversties" and "Christina". During the 1930's and 40's came "Suecia", "Exotica" and his perhaps most famous decor "Red Rubin".
Percys art is represented in a large number of Swedish and foreign museums, including National Museum and Modern Museum, Prince Eugens Waldemarsudde, Art Museum in Gothenburg, and museums in Malmö, Norrköping, Lindköping, Västerås, Borås, Jönköping, Kalmar, Karlstad, Gävle and Östersund, etc. Abroad, one can find his art at the Sévres Museum in Paris, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Pau, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Metropolian Museum in New York and the Lubeck Museum in Germany and others.
1980s Italian Murano Opaline and White, Blue, Deep Green and Millefiori Curled Rim Dish
THE ITEM A beautifully crafted Murano work of art glass, the curve and 'wave' which crests into a gently twisted peak to one side of the dish makes this a wonderfully biomorphic piece.
The Millefiori decor and variegated tones of blue on the white opaline glass organically follows the form of the glass, adding depth to the overall piece.
This elegant piece would suit a room with Retro, Vintage or Contemporary inspired decor.
A BIT OF HISTORY Millefiori (Italian: [milleˈfjoːri]) is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term Millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers). The Millefiori technique involves the production of glass canes or rods, known as Murrine, with multicoloured patterns which are view-able only from the cut ends of the cane. A Murrine rod is heated in a furnace and pulled until thin while still maintaining the cross section's design. It is then cut into beads or discs when cooled.
CONDITION Excellent, few movement marks to base commensurable with age.
Unpackaged weight: 0.4 kg / 408 g
MEASUREMENTS c. 3.1" / 8 cm tall x c. 7" / 18 cm wide (across dish's widest point)
NOTES Dish will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
1970s Pair of Czech Chribska Op Art Pink, Blue and White Trim Lobed Dishes, by Josef Hospodka
THE ITEM A pair of biomorphic pink and blue pieces designed by Bohemian glass artist Josef Hospodka, pink and blue as opposed to the more commonly seen pink and uranium green you might see. With sunlight, the submerged colours and the lobed shape creates some wonderful refractions for brightening up the space these pieces inhabit, offering some wonderfully warm vibes.
CONDITION Very good vintage condition, movement marks to base commensurable with age, please see photos as part of condition report.
MEASUREMENTS Height c 4.3" / 11 cm x length of c. 11" / 28 cm x width of c. 7.5" / 19 cm across the widest points.
Unpackaged weight (the pair): c: 2.3 kg / 2,310 g
NOTES Glass will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY Glassworks Chřibská, whose logo shows the date 1414, is considered to be the oldest glassworks in the world and was operated without interruption for almost six centuries. The glassworks full name Sklarna Chribska was based in Czech Republic and known for their sculptural art glass vases and bowls, they remained in production until very recently. Chribska became part of the Borske Sklo National Corporation during the 1950's.
Chief designer during this time was Josef Hospodka, who specialised in sculptural blown glass designs. Hospodka was born in Svihov and was educated at the State School for Graphic Arts in Prague. He became a pupil of prof. J Holocek at the Academy of the Arts during the period 1940 - 1945. Afterwards he became a teacher at the glass school in Novy Bor where he headed glass cutting techniques section. He also worked at Chribska doing coaching classes in moulded glass. In 1956, Chribska opened a new glass furnace and became involved in new glass production techniques. In 1958 Hospodka became the head designer of Borske Sklo and later became a director and Chief designer.