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Period: 1940s
Primitive Styled Ceramic Bowl From The Mixteca Region of Oaxaca, Mexico
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Primitive styled, black clay ceramic bowl from Oaxaca's Mixteca region, circa 1940s. Used for rinsing potters hands after mixing the corn maza for making tortillas.
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Mexican Rustic Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Green-Glazed Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A green-glazed earthenware vase produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s.  
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Van Briggel 1930/1940s Rare Black Ceramic Vase Female
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a marvelous vintage 1930s/1940s rare black ceramic vase with female nude design by Van Briggel. Dimensions: 16 height x 7.5 diameter. In excellent condition...
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Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Carl Auböck Patinated Brass Candle Holders
Located in Utrecht, NL
Pair of patinated candle holders designed by Carl Aubock in 1948. This signature piece from the Auböck collection is hand made manufactured in Vienna Austria workshop ever since 1948...
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Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

"Torchon" Murano Transparent Art Glass Picture Frame by Barovier & Toso, 1940s
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
About the Manufacturer Barovier & Toso Partnerships come and go within the community of glass-making artisans on the Venetian island of Murano, where business relationships seem ...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Edwardian-Style Sterling Silver Picture Frame with Wood Back
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian-style, sterling silver picture frame with wood back, Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, Ca. 1940's. Frame will stand both horizontally and vertically. Outs...
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American Edwardian Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling & Enamel Jar
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are delighted to offer you this sterling silver and enamel jar. The lid is sterling and enamel while the jar is crystal. If you’re familiar with enamel and especially when paired ...
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English Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

1940s Jaeger Desk Top Barometer and Thermometer
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
1940s French Jaeger Baromètre and thermometer. Good vintage condition.
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Yellow Green Glazed Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase. Produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s. Earthenware. Other designers of the period include Ettore Sottsass, Carl Harry Stålhane, Lisa Larsson, Axel Salto, and Arne Bang.
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Grey Orange Glazed Incised Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase. Produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s. Earthenware. Other designers of the period include Ettore Sottsass, Carl Harry Stålhane, Lisa Larsson, Axel Salto, and Arne Bang.
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Midcentury Unique Early Ceramic Vase Carl-Harry Stålhane Rörstrand Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
This large unique vase with the comes from a series of vases produced in 1948 called "Frozen Ground" It’s made in Sweden at Rörstrand and designed by Carl-Harry Stålhane. There is on...
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Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Green / Black-Glazed Incised Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A black-glazed earthenware vase with green undertones and large handles produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s.
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Art Deco Rare Handled Pewter Bowl, Norway, 1940s
Located in Bochum, NRW
Norwegian Scandinavian mid century hand made pewter bowl. An extraordinary piece of workmanship and a piece of art itself. Realized in hammered technique, handles, rim and bottom dec...
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Norwegian Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Pewter

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Glazed Incised Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A black and orange earthenware vase produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s.
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Art Deco Stylized Stallion Sculpture in Brass on Black Portoro Marble Base
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Art Deco stylized stallion sculpture was realized in France circa 1940. It features an equine form with a flowing mane hand sculpted in lustrous polished brass and pres...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Marble, Brass

Antique Brevett Magnetic Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tis is a small Clockett Clock made by Bulle. Picked it up in London long ago. Battery Magnetic clock kept under glass dome. The glass dome maybe a replacement. They never last long. ...
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European Edwardian Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Magnets

P. Ipsen's, Denmark, Girl no. 888, Design Kai Nielsen, 1940's
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
P. Ipsen's, Denmark. Girl no. 888. In rare white glaze. Venus Kalipygos, Design Kai Nielsen. 1940's. Measures: 22.5 x 10.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Danish Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Antique Cast Iron Thoroughbred Horse Door Stop
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique large cast iron though bred horse door stop by the Hubley Manufacturing Company in Lancaster, PA, circa 1940s. This piece is 10.00 inches tall and 11.50 inches long. Made in ...
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American Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Iron

Art Deco Polychrome Perspex or Lucite "Liquorice Allsorts" Electric Clock
Located in Port Hope, ON
This is one of the larger examples of these rare and eccentric English Art Deco Perspex or Lucite electric clocks that we have ever handled and one of the sweetest. These early plast...
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English Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Lucite

Pair of Gustavsberg Ceramic Vases with Silver Overlay Stig Lindberg, Grazia
Located in Langserud, SE
White ceramic vases with silver overlay. Wonderful design from one of Sweden great Stig Lindberg. The vases are in good condition. Small loss of silver on the top. Marked on t...
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Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Terracotta Sculpture by David Wretling, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Sculpture titled "Unga ur Molnet" by Swedish artist David Wretling. Made from Terracotta, circa 1940s. Signed David Wretling, 10-10. Good condition, without damages. David Ot...
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Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Terracotta

Fontana Arte 'Scalpellato' Dish by Pietro Chiesa, Italy, circa 1940
Located in London, GB
A beautiful ‘scalpellato’ glass dish or vide-poche designed by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte, circa 1940. The color and clarity of the glass, with its ‘chiseled’ outer edges, catch ...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Glass

Vintage Red and Black Burmese Lacquer Stacked Food Box
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Burmese lacquer stacked food box in a Classic red and black motif. Great lines and outstanding lacquer finish. This piece has real presence and will add a splash of color t...
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Burmese Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Sterling Silver Floral Overlay Yellow Porcelain Vase by Thomas Ivory
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Mid 20th century sterling silver overlay featuring flowers, vines and leaves on a yellow porcelain vase. The vase was produced by Thomas Bavaria in the Germany US Zone (1945-1949) ...
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German Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Sterling Silver

Primitive Hand-Carved Wooden Snake
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charming Primitive / Folk Art snake carved from a dense, hollow tree branch. Wood retains its original dark stain and boasts nice texture and detail. Minimal wear from age and use (s...
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American Primitive Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

Upsala-Ekeby, Rare Vase, Green-Glazed Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A green-glazed earthenware rare freeform vase produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s.
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Glazed Incised Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A white-glazed, earthenware vase with green handles produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1930s-1940s.  
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Pablo Picasso Ltd Edition Service Visage Noir Plate, 1948
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A vintage Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) limited edition 'Service Visage Noir' earthenware plate glazed and slip decorated with a horned face in white outline with red cheeks against a bl...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

1940s Art Deco Hollywood Regency Cut Crystal Girandole with Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This stunning 1940s Art Deco Hollywood Regency Girandole was realized in the United States circa 1940. It features a sculptural base etched with foliate patterns that ascends into an...
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American Hollywood Regency Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Yellow Orange Glazed Incised Earthenware, Sweden, c. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase in orange and white-glazed earthenware, designed and produced by Upsala Ekeby, Sweden, 1930s-1940s.  
Category

Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Patrick Nordstrom for Royal Copenhagen, Soft Green Ceramic Vase, 1940s
Located in Milan, IT
Patrick Nordstrom for Royal Copenhagen, soft green ceramic vase, 1940s. Please note : the "free shipping option" and/or "subsidised shipping option" if stated in the shipping quot...
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Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

ESSEVI Sandro Vacchetti “Vento Di Primavera” Ceramic, 1940, Italy
Located in Milano, IT
ESSEVI Sandro Vacchetti “Vento Di Primavera” ceramic, 1940, Italy.
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Italian Other Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Glazed Incised Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A green and black glazed earthenware vase. Produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s. Other designers of the period include Ettore Sottsass, Carl Harry Stålhane, Lisa Larsson, Axel ...
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Antique Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Compact, Circa 1940
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Austrian sterling silver and enamel compact with mirror; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection. This exceptional antique ...
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Austrian Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Art Deco Macassar Wood, Chrome and Lucite Desk Accessory Letter Holder
Located in Atlanta, GA
Impressive French Art Deco modernist desk accessory, letter holder. Sleek geometric shape mail rack, with Macassar wood main body, chromed metal accents, and clear Lucite sides. No v...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Romantic Pair of Giltiron Italian Candlesticks
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A romantic vintage pair of Italian giltiron candlesticks having a gothic feel with crown like tops and leafy columns.
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Italian Gothic Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

Swedish, Small Candlesticks / Candleholders, Glazed Ceramic, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of 2 candlesticks designed and produced in Sweden, 1950s. In glazed ceramic, likely earthenware. Other designers of the period include Jens Quistgaard, Carl Auböck, Finn Juh...
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Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Box with a Shell Lid in Style of Alexandre Noll
Located in NYC, NY
A beautiful wood box with a small compartment inside and a shell lid in the manner of Alexandre Noll.
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French Minimalist Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Shell, Walnut

"Seated Nude," Rare Art Deco Vase by Vicke Linstrand, 1940s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
One of the masters of Scandinavian Art Deco and Mid-Century design in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, Vicke Lindstrand is best known for his work in glass for Orrefors in the 1930s and f...
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Silver Three-Light Candelabrum
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Silver three-light candelabrum a silver three-light candelabrum, mark of max Rieg, Williamsburg, circa 1940. On a domed circular base, in the Danish taste, the central standard pierc...
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Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Silver

1940s Enamel and Wooden Box by Elizabeth Bensley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is a nice example of artist, Elizabeth Bensley's enamel work from the late 1940s displayed beautifully on a wooden box. Note that the box top does not stay open at an angle as t...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Enamel

Table Clock Jaeger Lantern Rue De La Paix
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Table clock Jaeger lantern Rue de la Paix 8 days of rope (works) little wear on the top of the lantern Origin Switzerland, circa 1940 Very good condition.
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

Vintage Patinated Cast Bronze North Wind Sculpture
Located in Morristown, NJ
Likely 20th c., North Wind, cast bronze on stand. A hefty and attractive patinated bronze, this piece has wonderful presence. While the front aspect is the obvious focus, the back is...
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Unknown Greek Revival Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal, Bronze

Tramp Art Jewelry Box with Pincushion Top
Located in NYC, NY
A handcrafted dresser or jewelry box with hinged pincushion lid and applied, chip-carved decoration. The interior with framed mirror on underside of lid and papered in a purple and w...
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American Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood, Mirror

Arne Bang, Denmark, Bowl in Glazed Ceramics Decorated with Foliage, 1940s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Arne Bang, Denmark. Bowl in glazed ceramics decorated with foliage. Beautiful glaze, 1940s. Signed in monogram. Measures: 22.5 x 7 cm. In excellent condition.      
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Danish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Copper Mortar
Located in Chorzów, PL
Copper mortar and pestle Measures: height 10.5 cm diameter 10,5cm very good condition.  
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Swedish Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Copper

Post World War II South African Hebrew Inscribed Metal School Supply Box
Located in New York, NY
Metal school supply box sent by the South Africa Jewish Wars Appeal to the Wels displaced persons (DP) camp in Austria, 1947. Painted blue and white with the map of South Africa, and...
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South African Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Snake Lamp, Ashtray Service Cigarettes, Hand-Carved Blond Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century table lamp, Art Deco lamp, ashtray service cigarettes or centre table, in hand-carved blond walnut. Restored and working. Measures cm: H 28 x W 35 x D 21.
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Italian Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Walnut

Jacques Adnet Hand-Stitched Leather and Brass Bookends
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely 1950s leather bookends designed by French designer Jacques Adnet (1901-1984) and probably manufactured by ILG in Belgium. "L" shaped Adnet signature contrast hand-stitched bur...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass, Metal

Eva Jancke Björk, Vase, Glaze Earthenware, for Bo Fajans, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early modernist, white and black-glazed earthenware vase designed by Eva Jancke Björk, for Bo Fajans, Sweden, 1940s. Stamped.  
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Stoneware

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Glazed Incised Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A green-glazed earthenware vase Produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s.
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

Giovanni Gariboldi Very Tall Vase or Umbrella Stand for Richard Ginori
Located in New York, NY
Giovanni Gariboldi (1908-1971 ) An imposing and tall vase or umbrella stand in glazed ceramic by Giovanni Gariboldi for Richard Ginori Italy, 1940's With maker's mark underneath ...
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Ceramic

Copper Two Handled Vase from Iran, First Half 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Distinctive beautiful form, artisan in feel - with brazened decorative symbols and ornamentation showing signs of aged verdigris. The brass overlaid lip with detailed pattern.  
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Persian Islamic Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass, Copper

1940s Danish Just Andersen Pewter Vase
Located in Knebel, DK
Danish Just Andersen pewter vases produced by Just Andersen A/S in the 1940´s - 1950´s The vase is in good vintage condition and marked with Just. Andersens triangle mark. Jus...
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Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal, Pewter

Incredible Pair of Solid Brass Reclining Stags with Impressive Antlers
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An impressive pair of vintage solid brass opposing reclining stags having beautiful detailed casting and fabulous large antlers.
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Chinese Chinese Export Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Pair of Art Deco Style Hand Painted Figurines of Couple with Their Children
By ABCO
Located in Palm Springs, CA
The pair of these chalk figurines of a mother and father with their children are done in a wonderful Art Deco style. Made in the late 1940s in America. They are entirely hand painted...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Other

Mid-Century Modern Charles & Ray Eames Wood Leg Splint Sculpture 1940s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is this rare Charles & Ray Eames sculptural leg splint, designed for the US Navy, this iconic sculpture was crafted using birch and molded plywood. Dimensions:...
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Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Wood

Upsala-Ekeby, Vase, Green-Glazed Earthenware, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A green glazed earthenware vase produced by Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s.
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Swedish Art Deco Vintage 1940s Decorative Objects

Materials

Earthenware

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