Thrift Picks, Week of 4/14/13

Hello, blogosphere! Last week was great thanks to two days of much needed vacation Thursday and Friday for spring cleaning / sleeping with some truly super picks along the way. So without further ado…

Glass:

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Assuming these are Blenko, love the peach color

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Very cool mid-century serving tray

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Empoli decanter minus the stopper, still looks great as a vase

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Rare Dorothy Thorpe sand carved glass box

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Scandinavian glass: Lars Hellsten for Skruf Gkass, large Bergdala glass troll, cool MCM attenuated bottle vase with polished base, and large vase similar to brutalist designs by Oy Kumela glass

Metalware:

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Copper Arabic tray and steel Swedish candleholders by Gensa

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Huge SaschaB Brastoff wall plaque / charger, 14 inches in diameter!

Asian:

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Vintage eggshell lacquer vase (Vietnam) and sterling silver and enamel birds (China)

Ceramics

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Italian majolica portrait plate, Jorge Wilmot quail, and a very cool biomorphic studio pottery jar

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Ceramic beads, look Navajo

Housewares:

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I was THRILLED TO PIECES to find these incredibly rare footed dishes by Kenji Fujita for Freeman Lederman at Goodwill after Monday’s dentis visit.

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Then I promptly broke one in the sink! Fuck!!!

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The odd set of three photographed very well and sold in a matter of hours but I was still bummed about the fourth plate.

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I also got this mystery Hall child’s dish with the Kenji Fujita. I have not been able to find any info on this plate after exhaustive googling.

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Miro mug, Guzzini lucite salt and paper shakers, and a fun Maruhon Ware pitcher.

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The best finds of the week, possibly the year, so far are these Ferris Shacknove wire lamps. I just about fainted when I saw them! They look amazing, are a great size, and should be easy to ship.

In other news, we saw A Place Beyond The Pines last night, the new Ryan Gosling / Bradley Cooper crime drama. It was very long and very lame.

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4 thoughts on “Thrift Picks, Week of 4/14/13

  1. thanks, i think texas has really good picking due to old oil money and lots of military bases. while i was getting the pottery jar and wilmot quail my friend at the same shop found a bjorn wiinblad rosenthal bowl and an amazing limoges dish with bugs. i was a little jealous 😉

  2. I found two of the Bergdala trolls a couple of weeks ago in Missouri. I did not know who made them as they didn’t have any stickers – I thought maybe DAS Designs (Don Shepherd of Blenko) as I found a glass owl that was definitely part of that line but I couldn’t find any pictures in the line of the “trolls”. I’m so glad I read your blog today as now I know that I have Bergdala trolls. Thanks so much!

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