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Fern Simon opened ARTS 220 in 1987 with a passionate mission to promote modern art and design. Our emphasis is on finding exceptional forms with a modernist aesthetic and innovative materials that integrate art and industry. An early champion of mid-century European and American modernists, ARTS 220 continues to offer significant work by Marianne Brandt, William Spratling, Piero Fornasetti, Roger Capron, Gilbert Valentin, Jean Cocteau, Robert Nickle, Pierre Cardin, and Chanel among others. Our inventory includes fine art, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, and glass. Fern earned a Masters Degree in Art History from Northwestern University and worked at the Art Institute of Chicago before opening her store. She now sells online at 1stdibs and by appointment. ARTS 220 parti ... Learn More
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Dimensions: H 10 in. W 4.25 in. D 4.25 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
1960s Group of Sgrafo Modern Korallenform Vases, P...
Sgrafo Modern
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s German Modern Ceramics
Porcelain
A group of six white porcelain vases by the innovative designer Peter Mulle...
Dimensions: H 0.5 in. W 5.75 in. D 5.5 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Bauhaus/Marianne Brandt Modernist Crumb Brush and ...
Marianne Brandt
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus More Dining and Entertaining
Metal
A burnt orange enameled sheet metal and horsehair brush and tray by the Bau...
Dimensions: H 1 in. Dm 10 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Fornasetti Plate with Self-Portrait, "In Vino Veri...
Piero Fornasetti
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Ceramics
A witty, self-portrait plate of Piero Fornasetti drinking wine from a glass...
Dimensions: H 0.25 in. Dm 4 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
1960s Set of Fornasetti "Adam" Coasters with Origi...
Piero Fornasetti
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
A complete set of eight Fornasetti coasters depicting a reclining, allegori...
Dimensions: H 6 in. Dm 8 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Marble
1960s Angelo Mangiarotti Carrara Marble Centerpiec...
Angelo Mangiarotti
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Centerpieces
Marble
A black Carrara marble bowl for Knoll International by the distinguished It...
Dimensions: H 12.5 in. W 17.5 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Paper
Ben Nicholson, "Flowing Forms," Etching, 1966
Ben Nicholson
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s English Modern Prints
Paper
"Flowing Forms," an abstract etching on wove paper of a fluid, linear compo...
Dimensions: H 11.25 in. W 9 in. D 0.75 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Paper
Line Vautrin 2003 Limited Edition Catalog, Poesie ...
Anne Bokelberg
Offered by Arts 220
Early 2000s German Modern Books
Paper
A limited edition catalog, now out-of-print, on the work of Line Vautrin (1...
Eugene Deutch Glazed Ceramic Dish, 1947
Dimensions: H 1.5 in. W 6.75 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Eugene Deutch Glazed Ceramic Dish, 1947
Eugene Deutch
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
A glazed ceramic dish with an abstract design by the American studio potter...
Italian Gilt Metal Desk Accessory
Dimensions: H 2 in. W 7.25 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Metal
Italian Gilt Metal Desk Accessory
Offered by Arts 220
Late 20th Century Italian Desk Accessories
Brass, Metal
A large gilt metal clip, with a classical buckle design, to hold stationery...
Dimensions: H 5 in. W 5.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
1970s Marilyn Monroe "Lip Service" Teapot by Fitz ...
Fitz and Floyd
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Tea Sets
A novelty teapot designed by Fitz and Floyd that alludes to Marilyn Monroe'...
Dimensions: H 11.5 in. W 6.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Stoneware
Tall Art Deco Stoneware Vase by Andre Legrand for ...
Andre Legrand
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Ceramics
Stoneware
A tall, French Art Deco vase designed by Andre Legrand (1902-1947) for Les ...
Herbert Bayer's 1940 Harper's Bazaar Cover
Dimensions: H 13 in. W 10.75 in. D 0.25 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Paper
Herbert Bayer's 1940 Harper's Bazaar Cover
Herbert Bayer
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1940s American Modern Prints
Paper
Herbert Bayer's iconic cover design of multiple faces for the August 1940 i...
Dimensions: H 2.58 in. W 3.13 in. D 4.38 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Terracotta
Jean Cocteau, "La Dame Etonnee," Terra Cotta Cup a...
Jean Cocteau
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Terracotta
A limited edition cup and saucer by the surrealist artist Jean Cocteau (188...
Dimensions: H 5 in. W 4.75 in. D 2 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Sterling Silver
Art Deco Sterling Silver Perfume Bottle by Chaumet...
Chaumet
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Glass, Sterling Silver
A rare, sterling silver Art Deco perfume bottle that combines an Industrial...
Dimensions: H 2.5 in. W 11.75 in. D 11.75 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Enamel
Large Studio Del Campo Enamel and Gold Leaf Center...
Del Campo
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces
Bronze, Enamel
A large, impressive Mid-Century Italian bowl by Studio Del Campo, Turin (19...
Dimensions: H 1.75 in. W 4 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Vintage Cloisonné Cigarette Box and Match Holder ...
Offered by Arts 220
Early 20th Century Japanese Cloisonne
A multicolored, lidded box and match holder with an enameled floral pattern...
1970s Collage by Robert Nickle, New Bauhaus
Dimensions: H 20.25 in. W 23.75 in. D 1.25 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Stainless Steel
1970s Collage by Robert Nickle, New Bauhaus
Robert Nickle
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Contemporary Art
Stainless Steel
An early collage by a master collage artist Robert nickel (1919-1980). Nick...
Dimensions: H 1 in. Dm 10 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Fornasetti Plate, "Tema & Variazioni"
Piero Fornasetti
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
A vintage porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of his muse, Lina...
Dimensions: H 1 in. Dm 10.25 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Mid-Century Fornasetti "Biscotti" Plate, #6
Piero Fornasetti
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Porcelain
A whimsical trompe l'oeil ceramic plate by Piero Fornasetti of biscuits on ...
Dimensions: H 1.25 in. Dm 5 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Fornasetti Ceramic Dish with Cavalieri Portrait
Piero Fornasetti
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Ceramics
A ceramic dish by Piero Fornasettii of his enigmatic muse Lina Cavalieri. S...
Dimensions: H 5.5 in. W 1.88 in. D 0.75 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Sterling Silver
Early Jensen Sterling Silver Jam Spoon, circa 1916...
Georg Jensen
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1910s Danish Modern Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
A vintage, hand-wrought, sterling silver jam spoon designed by Georg Jensen...
Dimensions: H 3 in. W 2 in. D 0.5 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Earthenware
Beatrice Wood Ceramic Medallion Figure
Beatrice Wood
Offered by Arts 220
20th Century American Modern Sculptures
Earthenware
Glazed earthenware medallion of a seated female figure by the avant-garde s...
Dimensions: H 10.75 in. W 4.5 in. D 3.75 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
1960s Group of Six Sgrafo Modern Korallenform Vase...
Sgrafo Modern
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s German Modern Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
A group of six white porcelain vases by the innovative designer Peter Mulle...
Rare Jacques Blin Ceramic Display Sign
Dimensions: H 3 in. W 5.5 in. D 0.63 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Rare Jacques Blin Ceramic Display Sign
Jacques Blin
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s French Modern Signs
A rare, incised ceramic display sign from the studio of the French artist J...
Dimensions: H 24 in. W 15 in. D 5.5 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Acrylic, Metal
R and L "Pop Art" Commercial Sign Letters
Offered by Arts 220
Late 20th Century American Modern Signs
Acrylic, Metal
A pair of large cherry red acrylic letters in a friendly font reminiscent o...
Commercial Sign Letter "O"/Pop Art
Dimensions: H 11 in. W 10.25 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Acrylic
Commercial Sign Letter "O"/Pop Art
Offered by Arts 220
Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures
Acrylic
A freestanding, vintage, white letter "O" from a commercial electric sign. ...
Dimensions: H 4 in. W 9 in. D 12 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Earthenware
Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Bowl by Peter Orlando
Peter Orlando
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Earthenware
A glazed earthenware bowl with a biomorphic shape and stylized abstract des...
Dimensions: H 1 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Plastic
Mid-Century "Sea Things" Tray Designed by Ray Eame...
Ray Eames
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware
Plastic
A rare, black and white plastic tray designed by Ray Eames, produced by Wav...
Dimensions: H 3.25 in. Dm 4 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Crystal
1990s Andree Putman for Swarovski Crystal Covered ...
Andrée Putman
Offered by Arts 220
1990s Austrian Modern Boxes
Crystal
A sumptuous lidded box by the French design legend Andree Putman (1925-2013...
1950s Ettore Sottsass Attributed Ceramic Cambogia ...
Ettore Sottsass
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
An impressive, Mid-Century bottle vase, design attributed to Memphis founde...
Gucci Brass Stag Reindeer
Dimensions: H 11.5 in. W 7 in. D 2.5 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Metal
Gucci Brass Stag Reindeer
Gucci
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1980s Italian Sculptures
Brass, Metal
Beautifully sculpted cast deer by Gucci. Fine detailing and patina. Signed ...
Dimensions: H 15 in. W 19 in. D 0.5 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Watercolor
Polia Pillin Watercolor, "Dancing Horses," 1960s
Polia Pillin
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Drawings
Watercolor
An expressive, richly-colored watercolor of prancing horses by the American...
Dimensions: H 0.88 in. Dm 6.75 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Art Deco Sevres Enameled Glass Plates
Manufacture de Sevres
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Glass
An attractive, colorful pair of French Art Deco, enameled glass plates by t...
Buccellati Sterling Silver Encrusted Shell
Dimensions: H 1.13 in. W 3 in. D 2.25 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Sterling Silver
Buccellati Sterling Silver Encrusted Shell
Buccellati
Offered by Arts 220
Vintage 1950s Italian Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
An extraordinary and rare sterling silver seashell by Mario Buccellati (189...
Dimensions: H 2 in. Dm 5 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Pewter
Art Deco Lidded Box by Rebecca Cauman, circa 1925
Rebecca Cauman
Offered by Arts 220
Early 20th Century American Boxes
Pewter
A rare, lidded pewter box with an ornamental glass finial and ball feet by ...
Dimensions: H 10.25 in. W 2.75 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Georg Jensen Art Deco Sterling Silver Serving Piec...
Georg Jensen
Offered by Arts 220
20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver
Rare Art Deco ornamental serving piece by master Danish silversmith George ...