Mezza filigrana means, literally, half filigree. It's a Murano style of glass design of fine, parallel, coloured threads between layers of crystal. Most filigrana features fine, delicate lines of filigree. This one is a classic spiral design, bu...
This is one we've held onto since 2006 as a particularly fine example of this style, but the time has come to let it go. Other examples in this style have a mix of murrines (slices of glass cane) of lots of different flower patterns but this one h...
I initially attributed this vase to Iittala. However, it was unsigned and unconfirmed so I listed it at a giveaway price of $50. It turns out that I was wrong. Carola, a very knowledgable correspondent from Sweden, has provided me with the last...
We love these Kosta off-centre green vases. The off-centre design was the innovation of master glassblower Bengt Hientze and designer Vicke Lindstrand. The bold green confounds those who see Swedish mid-century glass as being all austere greys a...
This is a heavy piece at more than 2kg. It would display well with other Lindstrand controlled bubble pieces such as Lindstrand signed Kosta bowl with bubbles or Pair of mid-century Vicke Lindstrand Kosta vases. Height: 5 cm Length: 21 cm (8.5...
Spend a little time on our video
Excuse us if we show off a little. The glass in the video ranges from $50 to $5000. With one or two exceptions, it's glass from the most recent pieces we've listed on our site - about 50-60 pieces from our reference numbers 2500-2800. Some of them are sold, some aren't. We wanted to give people a snapshot, and it's something you can show someone else and - in 3 minutes - give them an appreciation for some of the range and beauty of mid-century "modernist" glass.
Peter Hattaway Changes to the colour scheme of our website
16 December 2009
Changes to the colour scheme of our website
If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
William Morris, designer (1834-1896)
Morris' rule can be applied to our website too, I think. Our glass should be beautiful; everything else on the website should be useful. The point of the website is to show off the glass, and glass displays best against a black or white background, therefore the website's colours should be black and white. Black was a little too severe so we've gone with charcoal. At the same time we've improved the speed of loading of the site. We hope you like it.
27 November 2009