Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ercole Barovier

The Bavorier Family has a long history of glass making in Murano Italy, as far back as the 14th century.  Glass making was passed father to son.  Perhaps the greatest of these was Ercole Barovier (b Murano, 1889; d Venice, 1974)  a noteworthy designer, he joined with with the brothers Artemio Toso and Decio Toso, to established Barovier & Toso.  He was an innovator and work toward developing the primavera glass, that is highly treasured today.

The Christies Glossary defines Primavera Glass as:
"Glass with a crackled translucent body created by dipping the glass in a specific chemical that produces a delicate netting and random air bubble effect; the glass is then decorated with bold black applications."  He also developed grafitto a way of forming glass on a transparent base with swags of opaque color and air bubbles sometimes with gold inclusions.
grafitto lamp base

Rare Barovier and Toso Large Irridato Clam Sculptural Vase Italy 1940's

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sale at Our Friend's Maison 21 !!!! May who writes the blog Maison 21 is having an on line sale on the 31st of January.  We can't wait to see what goodies are up for grabs.  Congratulations Christian.  It sure looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Ideas .....Vintage Branded Items....Boutique!

Maurice sitting in one of our Pair of Modernist Club Chairs by Augusto Bozzi for Saporiti
For awhile now our good friend, Maurice Beane, artist, furniture Designer, Sculptor, and his friend, Cindy, have been showing their Vintage Branded Goods in our shop. We have decided on setting up a space as a Vintage Branded Boutique.  We have items from the Doris Duke Estate, Channel, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, and Gucci, among others.  They have both items for women and for men. Alligator bags, silk scarves, designer jewelry, belts, cuff links a whole room of must have items.

Below is a table designed and executed by Maurice Beane. Swing by the shop and check these out, and maybe even meet the elusive Mr. Beane.
Gilt Iron Occasional Table by Maurice Beane


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