Esoteric Survey

San Diego, CA

About Esoteric Survey

Esoteric Survey is focused on post-war design, with an emphasis on California, Japan, and the obscure. Based in San Diego, California.

Esoteric Survey

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Marshall Studios
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Ceramic table lamp by Jane and Gordon Martz for their company, Marshall Studios. Charcoal base. Signed in the clay. 20" high to the top of the socket. The shade is not incl...
Dora De Larios
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Dora de Larios hand-thrown stoneware vase with a beautiful subtle glaze. 1960s. De Larios was born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents. Her work has been part of many museum and gall...
Leslie Collections
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Iron
1950s iron record holder by Leslie collections. Holds up to 200 LPs. Ad text: "Black wrought iron cabinet is just waiting for your collection to grow into! 'Shows-off' 200 L...
Paul Evans
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Mid-20th Century United States Brutalist Table Lamps
Cut Steel
A pair of torch cut steel table lamps. Heavy solid steel construction. Artist made, 1960s.
Paolo Soleri
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Bronze
Unique bronze sculptural vessel by Italian-born visionary architect and artist, Paolo Soleri. This piece was made by the artist at his Cosanti studio in Arizona . 1960s. Paolo Sol...
Calfab
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Stools
String, Wood
Wood and string stool by Robert J Ellenberger for Calfab Furniture Company, Los Angeles California. This design was selected for the MoMA good design exhibition in 1950. It was shown...
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Aluminum
Table lamp by Los Angeles based designer, Vincent Cilurzo. Adjustable black enamel metal cone. Functions as a great Directional or spot light, 1950s.
Unknown
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Stone
Pair of terrazzo table lamps. Slightly tapered cylinders. New dark gray shades. Rewired, 1950s.
Hans Andersen, Artex
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Vintage 1950-1959 Denmark Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Teak, Masonite
Hans C Andersen teak hexagon side table for Artex. Beautifully crafted, with skilful joinery. Retains a label from the shop it was originally purchased at. Made in Denmark. Signed, 1...
Wayne Chapman
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Vintage 1960-1969 United States Garden Ornaments
Stoneware
Vintage ceramic birdhouse by Wayne Chapman. Wayne Chapman is an important San Diego ceramic artist. He became a member of the Allied Craftsmen in the mid-1960s and exhibited with ...
Architectural Pottery, La Gardo Tackett
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic, Walnut
La Gardo Tackett for Architectural Pottery model IN-4. Includes an original vintage walnut stand. Rare color, 1950s.
Unknown
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Vintage 1950-1959 United States Mid-Century Modern Shelves
String, Glass, Maple
Wall hung display case with shelves. Constructed in maple with a great string design element. Glass doors and sea grass backing.

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