Red ''Noppa” art glass Dice vase designed in the 1970's by Erkkitapio Siiroinen for Riihimäki Lasi Oy, Finland. Height: 6 3/4 inches, Width: 4 1/3 inches. Price: $250
Karin Bjorquist vase with triangular apple form, milky white glaze and cobalt blue leaf decoration. The vase is decorated by hand, which gives it a unique touch. Maker: Gustavsberg studio; Size: Height: 5.1 inches, Diameter: 4.3 inches; Marked: The black Gustavsberg studio hand of Karin Bjorquist.
Karin Bjorquist (1927-) is one of the well-known representatives of the illustrious Swedish ceramic design of the 20th century. She was one of the leading designers for Gustavsberg in the 1950s-1980s. Price: $225
Henry Gilbert Foote (1896-1986) circa 1930s woodcut entitled “Ranchos de Taos” c1930s. Born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Foote studied at the Chicago Art Institute during the '20's and '30's. He worked as a commercial artist and lived in West Chicago, Illinois,
This eight color woodcut depicts a typical adobe style home in northern New Mexico, complete with vigas, small portal, turquoise trimmed windows and rain gutters. It is signed and titled in pencil and printed on Japan paper. Price: $750
Heavy earthenware modern bowl decorated with figure of a woman designed by Mari Simmulson (1911-2000) for Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden. Front signed by the artist. Signed on the back: UE SWEDEN 4156 MS. Size: 7 by 7 by 1.4 inches. Price: $280
Mari Simmulson (1911-2000) was born to Estonian parents in St Petersburg, Russia. At the start of the Russian revolution in 1917, the family moved back to Estonia. During the 1930s, Mari studied at the State Art School in Tallinn. After her formal education, Mari further developed her skills at the nearby Arabia porcelain factory in Helsinki.
After marrying, Mari moved to Munich where she studied sculpture. When World War II began, Mari fled to Sweden on a fishing boat. In 1945, Mari Simmulson began working at Gustavsbergs Porcelain Factory.
Mari left Gustavsberg in 1949, taking a position at Upsala-Ekeby. Together with Hjordis Oldfors and Ingrid Atterberg, she completed a trio of influential female designers who set the tone for the company in the fifties. Mari would remain at the factory until 1972, designing a variety of dishware, vases, wall plates, bowls, and figurines. She often opted for bold, colorful decor, offering a clear contrast to dark, unadorned pottery.
Women are ubiquitous in Mari’s artwork. They are often represented with almond-shaped eyes behind heavy eye lids. The women typically have deep, thoughtful expressions, which contrasts with the playful colors. Mari’s world was a contrast of light and dark, laughter and solemnity, all at the same time.
Iconic Swedish 1960s glass 1960s vase with geometric form and king's blue color. Maker: Ryd, original production; Size: Height: 10.6 in, Diameter: 4.7 in. Price: $125
Teak & Cork Hedgehog (Nissen 1960s), Denmark. Price: $150; Whte Castle White & Orange tall Coffee Cup, Price: $18
Very choice old cobalt blue glass and chrome cocktail shaker. Price: $98
Modernist large bowl from the “Negro” series designed by Marianne Starck (1931-2007) for Michael Andersen and Son, Bornholm, Denmark. Incised triangle fish mark, 4374-2. Diameter: 12 inches, Height: 2 3/4 inches. Price: $600
Arts & Crafts/Art Deco Era Silvercrest sterling on bronze vase. Original finish, Egyptian Revival lotus design, some minor wear, 13” tall. Price: $290
1895 Sterling Cherub nut scoop by Watson. Price: $225; Norwegian .830 silver spoon made by J & B. Price: $180; Sterling Benedict Bros. ladel. Price: $350.
Join Xcentric Goods at the CARAG neighborhood annual Chilly Chili Fest on Sunday, February 25, 2018, Noon to 2:30 PM. The event is held at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55408. This annual fundraiser features delicious chili, a silent auction, and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf. YOU CAN WIN A $25 XCENTRIC GOODS GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!
Two Inger Persson Pro Arte vases dated 1994. Matte cobalt blue glaze bottle vase with yellow lip, 8” tall and a yellow bottle vase with a blue lip vase, 6” tall. Maker: Rorstrand, original production; Condition: Very good vintage condition without any chips or cracks. Both marked: Rorstrand, Sweden, I Persson), -94. Price: Blue vase, $330 Pair.
Inger Persson (1936-) is one of the well-known representatives of the illustrious Swedish ceramic design of the 20th century. She was one of the leading designers for the Rörstrand factory in the 1960s. Persson is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design.
Old Southwestern Navajo cuff bracelet with goldstone, circa 1940s. Price: $290
Corrections Officer badge belonging to Roy Edgar Benson, born September 2nd, 1902. Benson was a Corrections Officer from 1927 to 1956 at the Minnesota State Reformatory (M.S.R.) in St. Cloud. The St. Cloud State Reformatory was established in 1887 as a correctional institution for first offenders between the ages of 16 and 30. Comes with a photo of Benson in uniform wearing his St. Paul made M.S.R. badge. Price: $190
Floor Candelabra, pair, adjustable height. Price: $495
Gunnar Nylund's amazing cylinder vase with spiky rivets and glossy cobalt glaze. Marvelous Swedish design piece! Maker: Rorstrand, original production. Factory first quality; Size: Height: 5.9 inches; Diameter: 3.9 inches; Marked: Rorstrand, GN (Gunnar Nylund).
Gunnar Nylund (1904-1997) is one of the most well-known representatives of the illustrious Swedish ceramic design of the 20th century. He was the artistic leader for the Rörstrand factory in the 1940s and 1950s. Nylund is represented at the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design. Price: $375
Vintage cool orange bangle with a Mother of Pearl look, Price $40; Old Art Deco carved tomato red bakelite 1 ½” wide bangle, Price $130; Old Art Deco bakelite “Rings of Saturn” bangle, Price: $98.
Art Deco white & red Bakelite cigarette box, circa 1930s. Very scarce white Bakelite object in very good vintage condition. May also be used as a jewelry box or a playing card box. Price: $165
Teak & Cork Hedgehog (Nissen 1960s) in a White Castle Mug. Cute hedgehog with rounded form and kind expression. The figurine is made of cork and teak wood. It was crafted in the 1960s at the Nissen factory in Denmark. Heartwarming design! Size: Height: 4.3 in, Width: 2.8 in, Depth: 2.8 in; Marked: Nissen, Denmark. Price Hedgehog: $150; Price White Castle Mug: $5
Mother of Pearl caviar spoon with china handle, English. Price: $98; Mother of Pearl and nickel silver caviar spoon with an Indian head, late 19th or early 20th Century. Price: $48; Shell lettuce fork. Price: $48