Jacob E Bang for Nymolle, Pair of Double-Sided Illustrated Bougeoir Candlesticks | 1960s-70s, Rare
THE ITEM This charming pair of Danish studio pottery design is by celebrated Danish artist, sculptor and glass designer Jacob E Bang (b. 1899 - d. 1965) for the Nymolle pottery. Characteristic to Bang's designs, the form of these candlesticks are functional, sturdy and yet beautiful. There is great attention to detail to give a beautifully Modern interpretation to an otherwise Maximalist decor. Careful detail on the form such as the ceramic is lightly raised in relief to create noses for the two characters on each side of the candlestick.
Needless to say, the reversible illustrated decor is an excellent complement to the form, with the timeless charm of the floral pattern design that has become synonymous with pieces by the Nymolle pottery. The double-sided decor also offers three variations in how the candlesticks could be displayed, whether its two ladies or a lady with a gentleman or two gentlemen.
This pair is an exceptional find by Jacob E Bang, as rare as Bjorn Wiinblads 'De Hellige Tre Konger' (The Three Kings) series for Nymolle and even more so when they are in such fantastic condition.
CONDITION Excellent. There are no chips, cracks, repairs or crazing and both pieces bear the mildest signs of use wear that is predominantly present in the form of movement marks on the underside of the base. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base for each piece is marked with 'NYMOLLE, DENMARK, DECOR, 'Jacob E Bang' signature and the numbers '3313 - 468'.
MEASUREMENTS Each candlestick. Height: c. 8.7" / 22 cm tall (from base to rim ) x Width: c. 5.2" / 13.1 cm (across widest point). Depth: c. 2.6" / 6.6 cm. Base: c. 4" / 10.2 cm x c. 2.6" / 6.6 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.8 kg / 752 g
NOTES Candlesticks will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY Jacob E Bang (b. 1899 - d. 1965) is known as Denmark’s first industrial designer and the creator of functionalism in Danish glass. Despite originally training as an architect, made him a conductor at architectural legend Kay Fiskers’ pavilion at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1925.
However, Jacob Bang is mostly known for his remarkable adventures into the field of glass design. He worked as artistic director at Holmegaard from 1928 to 1941 and as an artistic consultant at Kastrup Glassworks from 1957 to 1965 producing many groundbreaking functionalistic series under his motto 'beautiful, strong, appropriate and affordable'. Bang's designs are essentially modern with enduring and popular appeal, they've helped him win not only wide public recognition but also gold medals. Bang was one of the few Danish designers who won gold medals at the World’s Fair in Barcelona (1929), Bruxelles (1935), Paris (1937), New York (1939) and Florence (1942).
Jacob Bang also helped his younger brother Arne Bang launch his first Art Deco-influenced stoneware series at Holmegaard in the 1930s. Many of Arne's glazes were reinterpreted by Jacob Bang when he tried designing stoneware himself with great success at the ceramic factory of Nymølle while being its artistic director from 1943 to 1957. Many of Jacob Bang’s glazes closely resemble Arne's.
Holmegaard Glassworks, Park Klar Series, Glass and Chrome Table Lamp Base | Late 1970s, Danish
THE ITEM This modish mid-century table lamp is by the renowned Danish glassworks Holmegaard. Designed in the late 1970s as part of the Park Klar series, the design comes in different colours such as opaque black and smokey brown. The lamp has a broad base which elegantly tapers into the neck and is crafted in clear glass that carries the palest hint of blue.
This work would suit a number of interior decor styles, such as Retro, Mid Century Modern and even Industrial.
CONDITION Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. There is light use wear that is commensurable with the age of the piece, please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. Lamp uses a screw bulb and is fitted with a European plug. The base is labelled with Holmegaards label denoting: 'HOLMEGAARD, Type: PARK KLAR'.
MEASUREMENTS Height: c. 9.8" / 25 cm tall (from base to neck), c. 13.4" / 34 cm - including lightbulb fitting. Base diameter c. 6.3" / 16 cm. Neck diameter: c. 2.9" / 7.5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 1.7 kg / 1,699 g.
NOTES Lamp base will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY Holmegaard was founded in 1823 after Count Christian Danneskjold-Samsøe petitioned the Danish king for permission to build a glassworks. He died before permission was granted. However, when permission was finally received in 1825, his widow Countess Henriette Danneskjold-Samsøe pursued the project and began production. Much of Holmegaards early work was regarded as derivative and inconsequential, but between the 1930s and 1980s, it was transformed by the designs of Jacob E. Bang (1899-1965), Per Lütken (1916-98), and Bang's son, Michael (1944-2002). Today the company is known for its high-quality products of Danish design.
Murano Mazzega Mid Century Pulegoso Glass, Sculptural Layered Pendant Ceiling Light | 1960s - 70s
THE ITEM This exceptional work of Murano mid-century Modern design is by the Mazzega glassworks. This simple silhouette of this piece is beautifully elegant yet deceptively clean as there is a remarkable amount of detail within the decor of this piece.
The body of composed from clear Pulegoso glass which has the effect of closely striated bubbles and is created from a technique that includes chemicals into the glass melting process. Within the clear glass, there are also undulating bands of teal blue glass that are edged with amber.
The basic form of this piece is a pendant, however, there is an additional ring layered at the top which the chrome fitting secures into. There is also a feature of an internal layer, the base is retracted into inwards and forms a smaller mogul-like sculpture within the dome.
CONDITION Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is mild age wear, predominantly at where the cable connects to the rim of the chrome fitting, which is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. Chrome fitting secures to glass with three screw pins.
MEASUREMENTS Height (including chrome fitting): c. 12" / 30.5 cm. Height (glass only, excluding chrome fitting): c. 9.8" / 25 cm. Diameter: (across widest point): c 12.2" / 31 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 2.9 kg / 2,228 g
NOTES Light will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
Bertil Vallien for (Kosta) Boda, Volcano Series, Iridescent Studio Art Glass Lamp Base, 1980s
This magnificent work of handblown Swedish art glass is by Bertil Vallien (b. 1938 - ), celebrated glass artist, sculptor, ceramist and designer.
This piece is from the collectable 'Volcano' or 'Vulcano' series from the 'Artist Collection'. The Artist Collection concept was introduced by Vallien to give glass artists the freedom for personal, creative expression and to remove the 'mass-produced' feeling. Pieces are limited edition studio works, individual to the artist that created them.
This particular piece is gently freeform and sculptural, substantial, almost boulder-like and is composed of a frosted and iridescent, purple frit-glass giving the closely freckled effect. The iridescence shows of blues, greens and golds.
Embedded in the body are threads and two discs of red which displays a golden sheen. The veined and myriad decor mimics the moments of lava fragments pooling and coloured with a resplendently oiled iridescence.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. There is negligible age wear, predominantly to the chrome lamp fitting and is consistent with the age of the piece - please refer to photos as part of the condition report. The base is engraved with 'BODA 98170 B VALLIEN'. The base is also labelled with the 'KOSTA BODA, SWEDEN' paper label.
Height: c. 12.6" / 32 cm - including lamp fitting, height: c. 7.5" / 19 cm - excluding lamp fitting. Width: c. 8.3" / 21 cm in x depth: 6.9" / 17.5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 2.4 kg / 2,363 g
Lamp base will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Born 1938, Bertil Vallien was only 15 when he left home, drawn by the allure of the big city. After a series of occasional jobs, as a window-dresser at one of the main department stores in Stockholm, and as an apprentice in his father's decorating firm, Vallien would eventually decide to become an artist which would lead him into the world of ceramics. The guidance he received in his early career included that of Stig Lindberg - one of Sweden's foremost designers of ceramic art and one of the leading designers for Rörstrand in the 1970's.
Today, Vallien is one of the most well-known representatives of 20th century Swedish ceramic and art glass design and is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design as well as abroad in the Everson Museum of Art of New York.
Valiien's works have only become more collectable over the years with sculptures from his Head and Journey (Boat) series fetching up to $20,000 USD.
Monsterbeskyttet Paro Design Series, Set of 4 Danish Mid Century Cast Iron Candle Holders | 1950s - 60s
A fantastic set of four pieces of Mid Century Modernist Danish design in cast iron.
The Paro design series bears strong minimalist Modernist influences with geometric variations in hexagonal and square arrangements.
Each piece of this set is in the same square arrangement and has four pods for taking taper candles, the alternative, of course, is to (carefully) balance a larger candle in the centre of each holder. The underside of each pod also has a small circular foot to slightly lift the candle holder from surfaces.
An idea of the fun to be had in arranging and displaying these four pieces can be seen from the rest of the photos in this listing. The set will suit a room with Mid Century, Modernist or even Industrial inspired decor.
Excellent, no damage although there is natural wear, commensurable with age. Each piece is marked with "Made in Denmark, Paro Design, Monsterbeskyttet"
Each piece: c. 3.5" / 8.9 cm x c. 3.5" / 8.9 cm Unpackaged weight: (four pieces) c. 0.2 kg / 197 g
NOTES Set will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.