Monthly Archives: June 2014

Pots from the past

 

 

Ancient pottery wine amphora found on the  Island of Delos Greece

 Ancient pottery wine amphora found in the ruins on the Island of Delos, Greece

 

The pottery decorations of ancient cultures were instrumental in preserving valuable historical details about daily life, cultural perceptions, myths and deeper spiritual beliefs. Even calendars and astrological events were recorded on pots. Historians would have been entirely clueless about the lifestyles of some past cultures without leads from these clay time-capsules. Symbols, rituals, language, cult procedures, talismanic charms and folklore were embodied in their pottery art.
The neolithic Trypilian potters merged utilitarian purpose with an aesthetic awareness using painted surfaces, incised patterns and shape to reflect their art and beliefs. The real and mythical worlds of the ancients co-existed in their beliefs and this became immortalized through their artistic expression.Through the ages many material clues have been left in pottery art that has been deciphered and understood while many mysteries still remain. But their presence is enough to grant a thread of perception to the beliefs and spirit of their time. Lineages of the past were reinforced by these artistic records and also have been reconstructed where oral traditions had failed and written records had disappeared.

Anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski stated that myth was used “to strengthen tradition and endow it with a greater value and prestige by tracing it back to a higher, better and more supernatural reality of ancient events” This is clearly evidenced in the myths and legends vividly depicted on many ancient ceramics which contributed to the cohesion and defining aspect of the local cultures.
As the archaeologists have recovered more ancient pottery, the extent of distribution and contact between nations has been revealed with the movement of Aegean, Hellenic, Etruscan and Roman pottery. The desire to record historical features in art has pervaded most ancient cultures and the combination of aesthetics and utility in ancient pottery art ensured its survival because it was produced in greater numbers then specific art pieces. Ancient painted ceramics, quite often objects of beauty, were considered in their time to be the domain of humble craftsmen rather than of fine artists. Fortunately, the wares of the meek survived the ages to be appreciated in the present for their universal appeal and insight into ancient mysteries.

A diverse collection of ancient pottery.

 

A-green-glazed-ceramic-Yizhou-Luohan-statue-from-the-10th-century-sits-serenely-at-the-gallery's-entrance at the Royal Ontario Museum

 Green glazed ceramic statue of Yizhou Luohan from the 10th century, China

( ROM – Royal Ontario Museum )

 

 

 

 

amforeas_arxaia- Pointed Amphora -  500 - 490 BC   by Kleophrades Painter

Pointed Amphora –  500 – 490 BC   by Kleophrades Painter, considered to be one of  the greatest pot-painters of the Late Archaic period in Grecce

Dionysos in the centre of the vase with a vine, amongst revelling satyrs and maenads

 

 

 

 

Ancient metal work,The Derveni krater. Bronze. Greece-320 B.C

The Derveni krater. Bronze. Greece-320 B.C

 

 

 

 

Ancient Persian horse head sculpture at temple

Ancient Persian horse head sculpture

 

 

 

 

Animal spouted pitcher, 9th–10th century-Found-at Iran, Nishapur, Sabz Pushan

Animal spouted pitcher, 9th–10th century

Persia, Nishapur, Sabz Pushan

 

 

 

 

Apollo cup white ground kylix; Greek,-480-70-BCE

 Apollo  kylix ( cup )

 Greece,-  480-470 BCE

 

 

 

Apulian-Red-Figure-Squat-Lekythos-with-Aphrodite-and-Eros-400-BC

 

 Apulian Red Figure Squat Lekythos with Aphrodite and Eros—4th Century BC

 

 

 

 

Baluster Jar-date Chinese Yuan Dynasty Flickr-5Chen

Baluster Jar – Chinese Yuan Dynasty

Flickr-5Chen

 

 

 

 

carving of an Anunnaki, an ancient Mesopotamian deity of the underworld

 Anunnaki carving – an ancient Mesopotamian deity of the underworld.

 

 

 

 

Sicillian Funery Vase,-2nd-3rd-century-BC

Funery Vase – Centuripe in Sicily

3rd–2nd century B.C

( The Met, New York )

 

 

 

 

Ceramic pillow, China, Southern Song dynasty,-12th-13th century, qingbai ware

Ceramic pillow, China, Southern Song dynasty

12th-13th century

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Vessel-Collection at LACMA Syria--Period-late-12th-early-13th-century

 

Ceramic Pitcher- Syria

late-12th-early-13th-century

Collection at LACMA

 

 

 

 

Chimu Marine Vessel-Peru-11AD-1400AD

Chimu Marine Vessel, Peru

1100AD-1400AD

 

 

 

 

Classical Almond Flask--5th-Century BC Culture Archaic Greek

Classical Almond Flask — Culture: Archaic Greek

5th-Century BC

 

 

 

 

Cosmetic box Egypt Late Period–Ptolemaic-664–300-B.C

 Cosmetic box Egyptian

Late Period: Ptolemaic-664–300-B.C

 

 

 

 

Cuzco Peru Convent of Santo Domingo

Ceramic vessel –  Convent of Santo Domingo, Cuzco Peru

 

 

 

 

Detail,-Borghese-vase----high relief of Dionysus, maenads, satyr.-Roman

Detail of Roman Borghese vase with a high relief of Dionysus, maenads and satyrs.

 

 

 

 

Egyptian-owl Relief plaque with face of an owl

Egyptian owl Relief plaque

 

 

 

 

Egypt-or-Syria-Bowl,-,-underglaze-painted

 14th century Ceramic; Vessel, Fritware Egypt

 

 

 

 

Eros, Leda and the swan.-Attic lekythos,-ca.-375–350-BCE

Eros, Leda and the swan.- Attic Lekythos

375–350-BCE

 

 

This vessel was used to mix wine and water-400BC,Apula

Greek Volute Krater – this vessel was used to mix wine and water-400BC, Apula

 

 

 

 

 

Kashan lustre bottle, Persia,-circa-1200

 Kashan lustre bottle, Persia, circa-1200AD

 

 

 

 

Funerary Sculpture of a Chimera China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220AD

Funerary Sculpture of a Chimera China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220AD

 

 

 

 

Gnathian black glazed terracotta lekytos depicting-Eros.-Magna-Graecia

Gnathian black glazed terracotta lekytos depicting Eros. Magna Graecia, 4th-3rd century B.C

 

 

 

 

Goblet.-Iran,-14th-century

Persian Goblet – 14th-century

 

 

 

 

Greek, Attic in the style of Berlin Painter Panathenaic amphora, ca.500–490 B.C

 Greek, Attic Panathenaic amphora, ca.500–490 B.C

 

 

 

 

Greek ceramic Aryballos,-ca.-570-B.C

 Greek ceramic Aryballos, ca.-570 B.C

 

 

 

 

Greek Canosan twin handled volute krater, Canosa, Southern Italy

Greek volute krater,-  Canosa, Southern Italy

 

 

 

Ceramic bulb grower, Japanese 18th-19th-century in blue and white porcelain

 Japanese ceramic vessel for bulb growing,  18th-19th-century

 

 

 

 

Haimon Painter, Greek, Terracotta, black figureLidded box (pyxis) with a symposium scene, 500-474-BCE,-

 Greek, Terracotta, black figure lidded box (pyxis) by Haimon Painter

 500-474 BCE

 

 

 

 

Persian plate

10th century dish, East Persia or Central Asia

 

 

 

 

Double container in shape of double cartouche from tomb of Tutankhamun

 Container in shape of double cartouche from tomb of Tutankhamun

 

 

 

 

Jamacoaque Shaman Vessel - Ecuador 300BC-400AD

Jamacoaque Shaman Vessel – Ecuador 300BC-400AD

 

 

Cypriot vessel 700-600BC

Cypriot deer vessel 700-600BC

 

 

 

 

Masked Figure Pendant,-4th–8th-century Costa Rica; Atlantic Watershed Jade

 Masked Figure Pendant,4th–8th century Costa Rica; Atlantic Watershed Jade

 

 

 

Han dynasty-(206-BC-AD-8) Green glazed storage jar

 Green glazed storage jarHan dynasty-( 206BC- 8AD )

 

 

 

Mimbres Bowl, New Mexico-A.D. 850 to 1150EumarosFlickr

 Mimbres Bowl, New Mexico  –  A.D. 850 to 1150

( Eumaros-Flickr )

 

 

Disc Shaped Okimono, or Desk Screen, with Rat, Fuji, Plovers, Waves, and Plum Design LACMAJapan, 19th century Sculpture

 Japan, 19th century sculpture – Hirado Mikawachi ware; porcelain with white and blue glazes

Disc Shaped Okimono, or Desk Screen, with Rat, Fuji, Plovers, Waves, and Plum Design

LACMA

 

Minoan vase, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

 

Minoan ritual vase, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England

 

 

 

 

North-Afghanistan,-probably-Balkh--Period12th-century

Balkh–Period  vessel, Afghanistan

12th-century

 

 

 

Rattle in the form of a pig,- 2nd-–-1st-century-B.C

Egyptian ceramic rattle in the form of a pig,- 2nd-1st-centuryB.C

 

 

 

 

Ring shaped askos with deer's head spout, mid 4th-century BC

Ring shaped askos with deer’s head spout, mid 4th-century BC

 

 

 

 

Melon shaped wine ewer Korea 12th century Goryeo dynasty, stonware with incised decoration of bamboo under celadon glazeMET

Melon shaped wine ewer  Goryeo dynasty, stoneware with incised decoration of bamboo under celadon glaze

Korea 12th century

( MET- NY )

 

 

 

Sculpture found in underground Neolithic temple-NEOLITHIC-TEMPLE-OF-MALTA-3300-BC

 Sculpture found in underground Neolithic temple, Malta 3300BC

 

 

 

Seated Monk LACMA Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 18th-19th century Sculpture Molded stoneware with underglaze blue and clear glaze

 Seated Monk – Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910),

Sculpture Molded stoneware with underglaze blue and clear glaze

( LACMA )

 

 

 

Spout in the form of a man's head,-Parthian-period,-ca-1st-2nd-century-AD,-Iran

Persian water spout in the form of a man’s head  – Parthian period,-ca-1st-2nd-century-AD

 

 

 

 

Statuette of Osiris with the name of Padihorpere.-Late Period -712–525-B.C

Statuette of Osiris with the name of Padihorpere.-Late Period  712–525-B.C

 

 

 

 

Tang Dynasty figurine

Tang Dynasty figurine

 

 

 

 

antique asian chinese qing dynasty large porcelain statue kwan yin buddha

 Chinese Qing dynasty large porcelain statue of Kwan Yin

 

Persian Tankard,12th or 13th century Ceramic;

Persian Tankard,12th or 13th century Ceramic

( LACMA )

 

 

 

Lustre bowl and cover, Spain-1440-1460

Lustre bowl and cover, Spain-1440-1460

 

 

 

The State Hermitage Museum Bowl with Arabic Inscription Central Asia, 10th CenturyCeramics Diameter 10-cm excavated in Samarkand

Bowl with Arabic Inscription Central Asia, 10th Century  Diameter 10-cm excavated in Samarkand

The State Hermitage Museum

 

 

 

AD-550–599 Chinese Jar

Chinese Jar  – 550–599 AD

Korean Oil bottle, Goryeo dynasty-(918–1392), late-12th-century

Korean Oil bottle, Goryeo dynasty-(918–1392), late-12th-century

Stoneware with reverse inlaid decoration of peonies under celadon glaze

( Met, NY )

 

 

 

 

 

 

North West American Native Art

Preston Singletary art glass

 

 Preston Singletary

 

Preston Singletary’s artistic direction shifted in the early 1990’s to re-connecting with his Native American influences and his Tlingit roots. North Pacific Coast artists such as Joe Brown gave him guidance to integrate spiritual and cultural aspects into his designs and delve into his ancestral past. Southwest Native symbols, animal spirits, icons, sacred motifs, supernatural beings and transformative themes became a focal point in his art. His interest in the “primitivism” of the Modern Art Movement”, where schematic abstract forms were expressed to embody the outside and inner worlds also became a key element in his interpretation of the indigenous art.
His works abound with myths and legends shown through using sacred natural designs such as wolves, frogs, bears, ravens, eagles, orcas, and humans; legendary creatures such as thunderbirds and sisiutls. Characteristic abstract designs are depicted with patterns following the formline styles of this Northwest Coastal Art. His cultural exploration is expressed with continuous, flowing, curvilinear lines that turn, swell and diminish in a prescribed manner with characteristic shapes such as ovoids, U forms and S forms.

Preston Singletary

My work with glass transforms the notion that Native artists are only best when traditional materials are used. It has helped advocate on the behalf of all indigenous people-affirming that we are still here-that that we are declaring who we are through our art in connection to our culture.

Bill-Reid-gold-Dogfish-Brooch,-c.-1959.-From-'Bill-Reid'-by-Doris-Shadbolt

Bill Reid gold Dogfish Brooch, c. 1959. From ‘Bill Reid’ by Doris Shadbolt

During the early 20th century, very few First Nations artists in the Northwest Coast region were producing art. However the mid-20th century saw a revival of interest and production of Northwest Coast art, due to the influence of artists such as Bill Reid. This has continued and expanded with newer generations and Preston Singletary’s art exemplifies this. He has chosen a fresh medium of glass to represent his dynamic styles and his training included working with Venetian glass legend Lino Tagliapietra, and studying Swedish design at Kosta Boda. He has also collaborated with other glass and ceramic artists in the USA , Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia to diversify and broaden his skills and examples of this are shown below. Also two pieces of art by New Zealand Maori’s are displayed due to the similarities of the Northwest Coastal Art to the traditional styles of the Pacific Islanders.

” My work continues to evolve and connect my personal cultural perspective to current modern art movements, and I have received much attention for striving to keep the work fresh and relevant. I have been honored that my success has inspired other artists from underrepresented indigenous cultures to use glass and other non-traditional materials in their work, and hope that I can continue to encourage more innovation in this area as my career progresses. ” ~ Preston Singletary

 

Black and white vase - Checkered Turtles --Jody Naranjo & Preston Singletary American native art

‘Checkered Turtles’ vase — Jody Naranjo & Preston Singletary

Sculpture - Family Story Totem - Preston Singletary - American Native Art

    ‘Family Story Totem’ – Preston Singletary

            Image of Tsagiglalal, Guardian Nihhluidih

Tsagiglalal, Guardian Nihhluidih

Columbia Hills State Park, USA

        Black and white bird sculpture - Into The Woods (2013) - Preston Singletary

 ‘Into The Woods’  – Preston Singletary

( http://prestonsingletary.com/ )

2013

Bird motif - Carved ceramic Loon Bowl - Stewart Jacobs

‘Loon Bowl’  – Stewart Jacobs

Carved ceramic 2005

The Loon perceived by the Northwest Coast People as being carriers of power and magic,  is recognized for its spirit of peace, tranquility and generosity.

( canadianindianart.com )

        Jody Naranjo vase with flying birds

Jody Naranjo natural clay vase

( blueraingallery.com )

        Jody-Naranjo fish motif vessel - ---Blue-Rain-Gallery

“The Calm of Winter” – Jody Naranjo

Blue Rain Gallery

Red and white vase - Jody Naranjo and Preston Singletary Collaboration---Blue Rain Gallery

Jody Naranjo and Preston Singletary Collaboration—Blue Rain Gallery

        Jody-Naranjo---contemporary Pueblo pottery - sgraffito bird motif vessel

Jody Naranjo—contemporary Peublo pottery

Blue Rain Gallery

Red glass vessel - Peacocks on Parade -- Jody Naranjo & Preston Singletary

‘Peacocks on Parade’ — Jody Naranjo & Preston Singletary collaboration

Blue Rain Gallery

      Glass vessel - Horse Stampede by Jody Naranjo and Preston Singletary

‘Horse Stampede’  – Jody Naranjo and Preston Singletary

    New Zealand sculpture -  Kiwi by Kerry Kapua Thompson, Māori artist

‘Kiwi’  by, New Zealand Māori artist Kerry Kapua Thompson

        Kotuku (White Heron) by Rex Homan, Māori artist

‘Kotuku’ (White Heron) by Māori artist Rex Homan

        Glass sculpture Levitate by Preston Singletary

Glass sculpture  ‘Levitate’ by Preston Singletary

      American North West Coastal Indian Traditional Mask painted in black, white and red

American North West Coastal Indian Mask

        Indian Art -- Pattern Board for a Chilkat Tunic, paint wood, c. 1840

Pattern Board for a Chilkat Tunic, painted wood, c. 1840

        Preston Singletary & Tammy Garcia-2008-~-sandcarved glass in black and white

Preston Singletary & Tammy Garcia-2008-~-sand carved glass vase

( Blue Rain Gallery / Santa Fe New Mexico )

        Preston Singletary, Emblem of creation--2013

Preston Singletary, ‘Emblem of  Creation’ –2013

( http://prestonsingletary.com/ )

Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni etched vessel

Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni glass vase

        Preston Singletary, - Gray Whale,- 2013

Preston Singletary,  – ‘Gray Whale’,- 2013

        Preston Singletary Great Whale glass sculpture

Preston Singletary ‘Great Whale’ sandblasted  glass sculpture

        preston-singletaryTlingit-Basket-Lake+D1-11-x-15-x-15in+FN-Metallic-Tlingit-Basket-Lake

Preston Singletary – Tlingit Basket

          Glass sculpture Preston Singletary Two Wolves and the Moon 2013+D1-20.75-x-6-x-4

Preston Singletary ‘Two Wolves and the Moon’ 2013

Height 20.75 inches

            Preston Singletary --- Blue Rain Gallery totem sculpture

Preston Singletary — Blue Rain Gallery

        Preston Singletary working in his studio - Blue Rain Gallery--Santa Fe New Mexico

Preston Singletary  – Blue Rain Gallery–Santa Fe, New Mexico

      Sndblaste sculpture by Preston Singletary Journey to the Land of the Dead - 2014

Preston Singletary –  ‘Journey to the Land of the Dead’ – sandblasted glass

2014

Preston-Singletary-Frog-tongue-2013 - glass sculpture

 Preston Singletary – ‘Frog tongue’ 2013

            Preston Singletary--- Whale and Eagle --- bronze sculpture ---height-18 inches

‘Whale and Eagle’  — bronze sculpture – Preston Singletary

height-18inches

          Raven's Eye-(2) sculpture---Preston Singletary & Ross Richmond

‘Raven’s Eye’ — Preston Singletary & Ross Richmond

        Return from the Other World (2013 - Preston Singletary

‘Return from the Other World’  – Preston Singletary

(2013)

  The Boy with the Light --- Preston Singletary

 ‘The Boy with the Light’  — Preston Singletary  – 0v0id glass sculpture

    Glass sculpture -Spirit of a goose-2012---Preston Singletary North West Native Art

‘Spirit of a goose’ -2012—Preston Singletary

        Tammy Garcia---Thunderbird Pop---natural clay with turquoise inlay

Tammy Garcia — ‘Thunderbird Pop’ — natural clay with turquoise inlay

( Blue Rain Gallery / Santa Fe New Mexico )

      Tlingit Crest Hat by Preston Singletary,2007

‘Tlingit Crest Hat’ by Preston Singletary,2007

            North West Indian Totem pole sculpture - Skinner

North West Indian Totem pole sculpture

( Skinner )

          Blown and sand carved glass, in collaboration with Tammy Garcia and Preston Singletary - Anasazi Dragonfly

‘Anasazi Dragonfly’

 by Preston Singletary and Tammy Garcia ,2007

Blown and sandcarved glass, in collaboration with Preston Singletary

          Green glass and copper - Translucent Copper (2013)---Preston Singletary

Translucent Copper (2013)—Preston Singletary

Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni

          Vancouver-Island-Tribe,-circa-1900,-potlatch-dance-mask,-at-the-National-Museum-of-the-American-Indian-exhibition-An-Infiinity-of-Nations

Vancouver Island Tribe, circa 1900, potlatch dance mask, at the National Museum of the American Indian exhibition “An Infiinity of Nations”

           Preston Singletary blown glass sculpture abstract bird motif

 Preston Singletary blown glass sculpture

Robert Davidson

 

Barbara Brotherton from the Seattle Art Museum claims that Canadian Robert Davidson is at the foundation level of reconstructing culture through visual art. “ For a long time what was called a ‘renaissance’ is really a reformulation and a rebirth of visual traditions that had been lost. It wasn’t until the 1970’s, after he’d studied the deeper meanings and age-old principles behind Haida art and design, that “abstract impulses” started flowing through his own paintings and carvings “, Brotherton says.
One of the interesting things about Davidson’s work is that while it obviously pays homage to the techniques, motifs and narratives that came before, it is distinctly of his own time. ( via westpacificreview.com )
Davidson states that “ each one of us is connected to the ancient ways by a thin thread. And when we come together, we form a thick rope “  The same can be said for the collective contribution of the North West native artists in rediscovering  their ancient art.

Robert Davidson | Eagle of the Dawn Artist Ltd.

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          Robert Davidson modern sculpture - Salmon Trout Head_15x11x6

Robert Davidson ‘Salmon Trout Head’

15 x 11 x 6

 ( douglasreynoldsgallery.com )

            Wooden wall sculpture, Killer Whale Transforming into a Thunderbird, by Robert Davidson

Wooden sculpture, ‘Killer Whale Transforming into a Thunderbird ‘, by Robert Davidson

Supernatural Eye sculpture by Robert Davidson

‘Supernatural Eye’ ( sliver ) sculpture by Robert Davidson

( Spirit Wrestler Gallery)

          'Canoe Breaker' (Southeast Wind’s Brother), 2010, acrylic on canvas

‘Canoe Breaker’ (Southeast Wind’s Brother), 2010, acrylic on canvas

Robert Davidson

Woman with Labret- Robert Davidson mask

‘Woman With Labret’  – Robert Davidson mask

"Meeting at the Center" by Robert Davidson Vancouver sculpture

“Meeting at the Center”  by Robert Davidson

Vancouver, Canada

Don Yeomans Butterfly panel

Don Yeomans – ‘Butterfly’ panel

( Douglas Reynolds Gallery )

William Nahanee wood carved sculpture

‘Snake and Raven Burl Carving’ – William Nahanee

( canadianindianart.com )

 

Jim Charlie Sea Bear wall panel

Jim Charlie ‘Sea Bear’ panel

( Douglas Reynolds Gallery )

'Wasco & Killer Whales' by Haida artist Marcel Russ.

‘ Wasco & Killer Whales ‘  by Haida artist Marcel Russ.

Table with glass top insert over carving.

( Douglas Reynolds Gallery )

 

Mid-Century moderne

 

Modernist magnificence

 

A new radical era of design evolved during the turn of the century which moved away from the excessive ornamental tradition which had dominated decor trends for decades to a streamlined, accessible functional design for a more minimalist aesthetic. The original designs of this modernist movement, regarded by some as non-conformist and even viewed by other contemporaries as audacious and scandalous, gradually gained wider acceptance and captivated the mainstream market when post war production got moving.

Marcel Breuer, the Bauhaus furniture designer and architect, began working with lightweight tubular steel in 1925, which together with flexible plywood had opened up a myriad of design possibilities to support the modernist design philosophy of clean lines and geometry. The new materials and production techniques were quickly adopted by the design greats of this era such as Alvar Aalto and his Finnish firm Artek, Americans Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier from France, Swedish Bruno Mathsson and Gio Ponti and Carlo Mollino from Italy. Their styles were like a breath of fresh air, offering a radically different alternative to the cluttered, busy decorating ideals that were ready for an overhaul.

HANS J. WEGNER 'Ox' suite 1960
Molding techniques, especially with the new plastics, allowed the design elements to be pushed even further, while still adhering to simple lines, and the decorative pieces were also adapted to this modern aesthetic to compliment these innovative styles.
Most of the 20th Centuries art movements: futurism, cubism, constructivism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, art deco all contributed to the evoltution of modernistic design. Manufacturers took iconic elements from these styles and simplified them for mass production.Their influence is detectable and contributes to their subtle attraction.
The modernist simplicity, timeless elegance and high craftmanship has led to a longevity that has preserved its contemporary and compelling appeal, which is reflected in the values being fetched today in the market place.
Featured below is a collection of modernist furniture and decorative pieces from 1905 to 1976

 

 

Georges Jouve 1957 Three ceramic bottles

Georges Jouve  –  Three ceramic bottles

1957

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

Alexandre Noll sculpture 1950

 

Alexandre Noll  abstract sculpture 1950

( Phillips, New York )

 

 

 

 

Abstract Ca t- André Freymond,-23cm 1950s

 

Abstract Ca t- André Freymond,-23cm

1950’s

( ceramic-signatures.com )

 

 

 

André Masson modernist jug

 

André Masson modernist jug

 

 

 

 

Arabesque- coffee table Carlo Mollino 1950, Turin

 

Arabesque – Carlo Mollino 1950, Turin

architetto-contemporaneo.it )

 

 

 

 

AXEL JOHANN SALTO -ceramic lamp base 1968

Axel Johann Salto -ceramic lamp base 1968

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

Casa Orengo chair --- Carlo Mollino

 

Casa Orengo  lounge chair — Carlo Mollino

italiaspeed.com )

 

 

 

Ceiling light, circa 1957 Stilnovo

 

Stilnovo – atomic ceiling light, circa 1957

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Perriand -Tunisie modernist bookcase 1952

 

 Charlotte Perriand –Tunisie bookcase

1952

( Phillips, New York )

 

 

Claudia-Australia- mid century jug

 

Claudia Australia – mid century jug

( Bemboka Gallery )

 

 

 

 

constructivism sculpture _Naum Gabo

Constructivism sculpture  – Naum Gabo

http://theflyingmallet.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

Cosmic Bowl May Hamilton1936 Photo-Peter-Brenner

Cosmic Bowl  – May Hamilton, USA  1936

Photo – Peter Brenner

( MOCAD )

 

 

 

 

Design Market in Ghent - Danish furniture

Display at Ghent Design Market

( thegoodolddayz.wordpress.com )

Ettore Sottsass Jr  4 vases

 

Ettore Sottsass Jr  – ‘ Ho’ vase, 1968

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

Lucie Rie - Flattened ovoid vase,-ca 1965

Lucie Rie – Flattened ovoid vase,- ca 1965

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

Gabriella Crespi-modernist table

Gabriella Crespi- ” z ” desk -Italy, 1973

Brass covered wood

( A classic piece but talk about modernist madness – the estimate was $10,000 t0 $15,000, it fetched $220,000  )

 Phillips, London

 

 

 

 

GEORGES-JOUVE-lime green vase1947

Georges Jouve -lime green vase

1947

( Phillips, New York )

 

 

 

 

GEORGES-JOUVE 1955 lidded box

Georges Jouve – lidded box

1955

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

 

Georges Jouve 1956 Lyre-wall-lights-stoneware

Georges Jouve- stoneware ” lyre ” wall lights

1956

( Phillips, New York )

 

 

 

 

Gio Ponti Italian vase

Gio Ponti  “Il Circo” circus themed porcelain vase, Italy

1920

therepublicofless.wordpress.com )

 

 

 

 

Gordon B. Newell Anteater

Gordon B. Newell  USA 1958

I’ve seen this labelled as Anteater and  Polar Bear, take your pick.

( Artprice )

 

 

 

 

Ovoid form vase, circa 1913  -Jean Dunand

Ovoid form vase, circa 1913  – Jean Dunand, France

( Phillips, New York )

 

 

 

 

Henri Simmen and Eugene O'Kin Pear shaped bottle - 1920

Henri Simmen and Eugene O’Kin Pear shaped bottle – 1920

 

 

 

 

 

Andre Gigon 1951

 

 Andre Gigon  mid-century ceramic bottle

1951

 

 

 

 

Vase in the 'budding' style, 1944-AlexJohhanSalto $375,250

This Nordic vase in the ‘budding’ style certainly got them ‘ bidding ‘  – Alex Johhan Salto for Royal Copenhagen, 1944

Height 16 inch

( realized $603,000 at a 273.25% increase on the valuation at Phillips,London )

 

 

 

 

Jacques-Innocenti-(1926-1958)-large-earthenware-baluster-vase,-decorated-with-two-large-birds,-green-slip-on-black-and-turquoise-enamel-highlights1954

Jacques Innocenti (1926-1958) – large earthenware baluster vase, decorated with two large birds, green slip on black and turquoise enamel highlights

1954

 

 

 

 

Jaques and Dani Ruelland lamp base1960

Jaques and Dani Ruelland lamp base 1960

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

Jeroen Verhoeven- cinderella table

Jeroen Verhoeven- cinderella table

 

 

 

 

Karl-Scheid-#ceramics-#pottery

Karl-Scheid  – stoneware footed bowl 1973

 

 

 

 

Waylande Gregory Phoenix Lamp Base,-Renaissance-Man,-1stdibs

Waylande Gregory Phoenix Lamp Base – 1940’s

(  Renaissance Man Antiques -1stdibs )

 

 

 

 

Large ‘Seed pod’ vase, 1949 Alex Johhan Salto

 

Large ‘Seed pod’ vase, 1949 – Alex Johhan Salto  for Royal Copenhagen

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

Le Corbusier abstract sculpture

Le Corbusier abstract sculpture – 1957

( http://mondo-blogo.blogspot.com.au/ )

 

 

 

 

Marcello Fantoni glazed earthenware sculpture 1976

Marcello Fantoni glazed earthenware sculpture 1976

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

Maria Pergay - Ring chair 1968

Maria Pergay – Ring Chair 1968

 

 

 

 

'Miranda' vase, designed 1938 for Rorstrand  Sweden

‘Miranda’ vase, designed for Rorstrand, Sweden

1938

 

 

 

 

PAOLO DE POLI ceramic bottles 50's

PAOLO DE POLI ceramic bottles 50’s

 

 

 

 

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 Created by Jayme Odgers for the 1972 catalog of Architectural Pottery’s Pro Artisan Collection

( MOCAD )

 

 

 

Pierced porcelain modernist vase - Rosenthal, Germany

Pierced porcelain modernist vase – Rosenthal, Germany

 

 

 

 

Preben Fabricius and Jorgen KastholmeEarly 'Grasshopper' chaise longue, designed 1968

Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholme Early ‘Grasshopper’ chaise longue, designed  1968

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

Rare, Brilliantly Glazed Toucan by Waylande Gregory,-1950s

 

Glazed Toucan by Waylande Gregory – 1950’s

(  Renaissance Man Antiques -1stdibs )

 

 

 

 

Roberto Pennetta mid-century chair

 

 Roberto Pennetta mid-century chair

 

 

 

 

Lampe Morille--Maison Charles-circa-1970

Lampe Morille –Maison Charles -circa-1970

 

 

Dalo vases and Roger Capron table

 DAniel Derock and LOïc de Bailliencourt ( DALO ), and ceramic top table by Roger Capron

galerieriviera.com )

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serge Mouille --Monotype sculpture 1955

Serge Mouille –Monotype sculpture 1955

( Phillips, New York )

 

 

 

 

STIG LINDBERG-1950's Egg sculpture

STIG LINDBERG-1950’s Egg sculpture

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

Tapio Wirkkala bird sculpture 1951

Tapio Wirkkala bird sculpture

1951

( Phillips, London )

 

 

Toni Muona 1940's ceramic vase

Toni Muona  for Arabia, Finland 1940’s ceramic vase

 

 

 

 

Marcello Fantoni sculpture

 Marcello Fantoni sculpture – 1973

( Phillips, London )

 

 

 

 

Constellation with Two Pins--1943-calder-fooundation

Constellation with Two Pins – Alexander Calder

1943

( calder-foundation )

 

 

 

CARSTENS-giant-floor-vase-FAT-LAVA-70s-modernist

 CARSTENS – giant fat lava floor vase

'La Biche - No. 37' Le Corbesier

‘ La Biche  No. 37 ‘   – Le Corbusier

Theodore Roszak Bi Polar in Red 1940 MondoBlogo

Theodore Roszak – Bi Polar in Red 1940

( MondoBlogo )

Hourglass Planter-1950 by LaGardo Tackett

Hourglass Planter by LaGardo Tackett

1950

( MOCAD )

Unless stated otherwise all the above images were sourced from Phillips de Pury & Company, see here 

Sculptural Dance Figures

Rhythmic Dancers Table Figurine

 

 

The movement and balance of the body during dancing offers a myriad of fascinating shapes and forms for the artist. With added elegance and passion there is no shortage of inspiration to be captured. Even the most abstract artistic interpretation of dance can express the free spirit of a body in creative motion.

I’d venture to say that dance was the original performing art, evolving from the spontaneous expression of spiritual forces during tribal gatherings and also developed as a vehicle for storytelling and deity worship. This is evident in ancient rock paintings, which depicted the dancing of ceremonial performances and tribal celebrations vividly. Whether it be the spirit invocation of a shaman and their unpredictable body reactions during ecstatic trance states in healing rituals or the choreography of a group of dancers, all the entrancing dance movements have been recorded. Detailed dance performance were created by the ancient tribes as a means to pass down their history through the generations.
Dance is where chaos and harmony can merge and a dancer can transcend his individuality during a performance. The flexing muscles, the extended limbs, the exquisite balance and depth of rhythmic expression, during the sequence of his own sculpted movements, provides the perfect medium to be frozen in form by an artist, especially with sculpture. The cohesion of movement, mind and spirit providing an irresistible source of subject matter

 

 

 Bronze figurine of Tierra by Priess

 Art Deco Bronze figurine of Tierra by Priess

 

 

 

 

Erte Oriental Mystery Objets darte Bronze Vase 1990

 Erte Oriental Mystery Bronze Vase 1990

 

 

 

Esther Wertheimer_dance_with_shawl--artparks Dancer sculpture figure

‘Dance with Shawl’  –  Esther Wertheimer

artparks

 

 

 

 

1930's-Art-Deco-Goebel-Ballet-Russe-porcelain-figurine-Double-Crown

 1930’s Art-Deco Russian Ballet porcelain figurine – -William Goebel

 

 

 

 

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  Flamenco Dancers sculpture installation by Russian artist Ilia Idelchik at Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego

sdflamenco.com

 

 

 

Bronze dance couple figurines sculpture

 Bronze dance couple figurines sculpture

Bronzedynasty

 

 

 

 "Abstract Dancer" Raku Vessel. Michael Gustavson

  “Abstract Dancer” Raku Vessel. Michael Gustavson

( Latitude Gallery )

 

 

 

Art Deco ceramic figure by Rudolf Podany for Keramos, Austria 1920s

 Art Deco ceramic figure by Rudolf Podany for Keramos, Austria 1920s – height 33.5 cm

 

 

 

 

Argentine tango sculpture John Brown

 Argentine tango sculpture  – John Brown

 

 

 

 

Art and Fashion - Judith Meulenbe - art figurine

 ‘Art and Fashion’ – Judith Meulenbe

 

 

 

 

Art Deco pottery figure by Katzhutte

 Art Deco pottery figure by Katzhutte

 

 

 

 

French Art Deco Dancers by Pierre Laurel

 ‘Spring Dance’, French Art Deco Dancers by Pierre Laurel, circa 1925

( James Infante )

 

 

 

Bronze Dancing Lady Sculpture

 Bronze Dancing Lady Sculpture

 

 

 

C. Rossi- art deco sculpture

 C. Rossi- art deco sculpture

 

 

 

Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers - pottery dance

 Dancers Xyla Johnson, Tanicia Nastacio, and Alexandra Nastacio perform the Pottery Dance.

Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers celebrating the Summer Solstice at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park

 

 

 

CERAMIC-TANGO-DANCERS-FROM-ARGENTINA-11''-TALL

 Ceramic Argentinian Tango dancers

 

 

 

 

Art Deco Dancing Lady Clock

 Art Deco Dancing Lady Clock

sheryl’s-artdeco.com )

 

 

camugallery-com Art Deco dancer in crackleware

 Crackleware Art Deco dancer

 

 

 

DAUM PATE DE VERRE GLASS SCULPTURE of a dancing couple

 Dancing couple sculpture – Daum

 

 

 

 

Faience Dancer by D'Argyl -- Sheryls Art Deco

 Faience Dancer by D’Argyl

Sheryls Art Deco

 

 

 

Goldscheider pottery figurine-'Sailor's Dance' by Dakon, Austria-circa-1928

 Goldscheider pottery figurine –‘Sailor’s Dance’  by Dakon,

Austria circa-1928

 

 

 

The Walz Camille Claudel

 La Valse [The Waltz], 1889-1905 – Camille Claudel

 

 

 

Jacques Lipchitz - Dancer sculpture

 Jacques Lipchitz – Dancer

( Lipchitz was an ardent collector of  African art. )

 

 

 

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Pieces Of Puzzle – Rajendra Pradhan, India

 

 

 

Larche Raoul Francois-1860-191-lampe-de-table-modele-la-danse-

 Modele La Danse – Larche Raoul Francois table lamp

 

 

 

 

L'envol-bronze-de-Kees-Verkade,-à-Biot

 Kees Verkade sculpture at Biot

 

 

 

 Eve -1928-Cleveland Museum Of Art

 

 

 

Marie-Paule-Deville-Chabrolle---Tutt'Art@

 Marie Paule Deville Chabrolle sculpture

 

 

 

Maurice Bouval Nouveau Gilt Bronze Flamenco Dancer

 Maurice Bouval Nouveau Gilt Bronze Flamenco Dancer

 

 

Sherri K. McEuen - Butterfly Princess sculpture

Sherri K. McEuen – Butterfly Princess –bronze sculpture

 

 

 

Goldscheider Wein Art Deco Dancer Laurenzl 1930s Figurine

 Laurenzl Art Deco Dancer  1930s – Figurine – Goldscheider Wein

 

 

 

Robert Holmes dancing couple

 Robert Holmes Dancers IV

 

 

 

robj__paire_de_sculptures_en_porcelaine_figurant

Pair of porcelain dancing figurines – Robi

 

 

 

David Perret outdoor sculpture

 David Perret outdoor sculpture

 

 

sculpture artwork andrew benyei_perfect_marriage__dancer_sculptures

 Andrew Benyei Perfect Marriage – dancer sculptures

 

 

 

The Circle of Love sculpture by Kim Lawerence,

 The Circle of Love sculpture by Kim Lawerence,

Duncan McClellan Glass Dancing Vase

Duncan McClellan – Art Glass Dancing Vase

 

 

 

C.MIRVAL,bronze art deco dancing girl sculpture

 Bronze art deco dancing girl sculpture signed C.MIRVAL

 

 

 

Rieke-van-der-Stoep-dancers sculpture

Rieke van der Stoep

 

 

SOVIET-CAST-IRON-Clock-Molnija-1960's-Ballet-DANCERS

 Russian Ballet dancers clock Molnija  –1960’s-

 

 

 

Art-deco-metal-sculpture-'Liesse'(Jubilation)-signed-Fayral-(Pierre-Lefaguays-pseudonym)

Art deco metal sculpture “Liesse” (Jubilation) signed Fayral (Pierre Lefaguays pseudonym).

Height 11.4 inches

 

 

 

Relief-with-a-dancing-maenad,-ca.-27-b.c.–14-ad

 Roman relief with a dancing maenad

ca.-27 BC–14 AD

( Met Museum )

 

 

 

bronze Fayral statue art deco

 Fayral statue art deco

 

 

 

Edouard Cazaux dancers cup

 Edouard Cazaux dancers cup

 

 

 

Statue-of-a-Ballet-Dancer-London

 Statue of Anna Pavlova on the dome of the Victoria Palace Theatre , London

 

 

 

Steven McGovney-IDLE RICHE-Dancer Teapots

 Steven McGovney-Idle Riche -Dancer Teapots

 

 

 

 

Swirling-SpritesWhere-movement-brings-clay-to-lifethru-the-art-of-Judith-Taylor-fornmer-soloist-with-the-American-Ballet-Theatre

 Swirling Sprites vase by Judith Taylor

Judith-Taylor –  former soloist with the American Ballet Theater now using  movement to bring clay to life

 

 

 

 

Vintage-Galagray-Samba-Dancer-Salt-&-Pepper-Shaker-Set-Ceramic

 Vintage Ceramic Samba Dancer Salt-& Pepper Shaker Set –  Galagray-

 

 

 

Women dancing on Boiotian pot,-circa-640-BCE

 Female dancers on Boiotian pot,-circa-640-BCE

 

 

 

Brian Chessmar Bequest

 Brian Chessmar  – Bequest

USA

Rare Goldscheider Art Deco Danicing figurine -SIGNED-LORENZL-MADE-AUSTRIA

Rare Goldscheider Art Deco Danicing figurine -by Lorenzl, Austria

Dancers - Sheryl Zacharia abstract sculpture

Dancers – Sheryl Zacharia abstract sculpture

unnamedDancers – Sheryl Zacharia abstract sculpture – reverse side

Rene Buthaud flat collar Siamese dancer vase

Rene Buthaud flat collar Siamese dancer vase

Cowan Art Deco White Swirl Dancer figurine

Cowan Art Deco White Swirl Dancer figurine

1926

 

Dancer-by-Barry-Jackson-Bronze-Sculpture-Prima-Ballerina

‘Prima Ballerina’ – Barry Jackson

 

 

 

Ciboure-pottery-Décorateur-Richard-Le-Corrone - Saone Antiqities

Ciboure pottery Décorateur Richard Le Corrone

Saone Antiqities

 

 

 

Barsony-Sisters-Flickr

Vintage Barsony figurines

 

 

 

Anna-Polloy-dances-in-London,-c1922

Anna Polloy dancing in London – C 1922

 

 

 

German-art-deco dancing -figurine - Hertwig

Porcelain Art Deco figurine dancer

 

 

 

Rene Lalique-Figurine-Dora-Nude-Dancer-Sculpture-Folded-Sail-Swirling-Breeze

Rene Lalique nude glass sculpture

 

 

 

Royal-Crystal-Rock-Dancer-Girl-Ballerina-Figurine-statue

Crystal Ballerina sculpture

 

 

 

Dance sculptural art and funky house, ‘Love What You Feel’ – House Bros & Britalics – vocals by Joy Malcolm