Retro 50's & 60's & Designer
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Vintage 1958 Jensen Triaxial Ultra High
Fidelity Speaker Build Plans Manual This is an
ultra rare original vintage 1958 Jensen Guide
to High Fidelity Loudspeakers in Home and
Institution. Put out by the Jensen
Manufacturing Company. It was a manual of
enclosure requirements, specs and loudspeaker
components for architects, contractors,
interior decorators. Today it is an invaluable
guide to the space, structure, components and
assembly aspects of fine mid century modern
speaker systems. Jensen felt that the
enclosure was an important functional acoustic
element of the complete speaker system. Its
size and acoustic principle had to be
coordinated with the loudspeaker components in
order to secure the best results with the
available space and sought-for degree of
performance. The plans included in the manual
are considered the best by Jensen based on the
companies research program. Manual is complete
and in good condition still. Lite signs of age
and use. Does have a name wrote on the front,
a ink stamp on the bottom right corner for the
for the business that used this. 11" x 8-3/8"
, 36 pages. Please see the larger picture
below that lists contents. If your into
vintage mid century quality Jensen speakers
this is a must have. Basic plans, specs and
information will enable enclosures to be built
to the Jensen recommendations for premium
JERE Signed Modernist Wall Art SCULPTURE Town
Trees RARE Mid Century! This is a
stunning vintage hand made modernist wall
sculpture by the renown design group Curtis
Jeré under the direction of Artisan House.
Although the art was promoted as a single
artist "C. Jeré, it was the work of Jerry Fels
(1917-2007) and Curtis Freiler . This
sculpture is an original amazing work of
modernist art and is signed © C. Jeré. It is
an extremely rare and seldom seen Jeré
sculpture of a small town with tree line.
Large size, quite impressive, 53" length x 25"
height x 2" deep. Produced in the California
studio in the 1960's. From the applied
coloring to the attention given to detail, it
is very impressive! Changes in lighting and
background coloring gives it an appearance of
a misty dawn setting to mid-day sun sharpness.
The use of a variety of materials and
multi-layering gives it a realist appeal. It
is complete and is all original, from the
custom aged pattina to the enameled touches.
Steel with brass. No breaks, missing parts, or
repairs. Here is your chance to own an
original, unique wall sculpture for your
mid-century, moderinst, eames, danish modern,
decor! C Jere modernist sculptures were
featured in several popular mid-century
magazines, and were marketed as "museum
quality art for the masses". Their sculpture's
have become increasingly popular and highly
sought after by decorators, collectors. Values
are increasing yearly and should prove to be
good investments. Professional packaging for
safe arrival. Due to size, lower 48,
continential shipping only.
from an estate is this fabulous mid-century
modernist floral display. It is a torch cut metal
& resin sculpture by the "Father of Metal
Sculpture" Bijan J. Bijan. This early Bijan
sculpture represents one of the unique art
processes designed by Bijan. By using the natural
richness of brass metal and green stone-like
resins, its easy to see why his works are highly
sought after. The piece stands approx. 30" in
height and 20" wide, 14" deep. Hand signed
"Bijan". The sculpture is mounted on a dark
stained wood block base measuring 6-1/4" x 6-1/2".
Its sweeping long metal stems with the weighty
resin stone flower centers is finely balanced, the
thought process of the sculptor, to allow the work
of art to stand independently on its small wood
base. A slight breeze allows the flowers to sway
gently as their real counterparts. Over time and
display the sculpture has gathered some dust and
is in need of a gentle cleaning. It is complete,
all original, still in very nice condition with no
damage or repairs. The brass shows normal
oxidation and wear from its age and cutting but
still displays nicely.The wood blocks finish has
some scratches on the top from where the display
was turned around and rubbed the finish. Placed in
front of a natural light source or by a lamp the
brass shines and the green resin flower plumes
seem to glow with color! Early on most people were
not aware of his works, but large corporations and
the stars of Hollywood like Frank Sinatra, Carol
Burnett, and Joey Bishop, were and purchased some
of his works for personal display. Bijan is now
renown for his many types of sculptures,
paintings, invented techniques, and for many
impressive industrial works of arts that are on
display around the world. His earlier works such
as this floral sculpture are getting hard to find
and are becoming highly collectible.
an estate, offered for auction, is this unique
vintage mid-century brutalist metal wall
sculpture. Designed and handcrafted by William
& Bruce Friedle, in their New York City
metal shop, circa 1960's. This beautiful oval
sunburst w/birds sculpture is a wonder to
behold. Steel and brass, rays of golden rods
tipped in black and a flock of copper birds in
flight. Wall mount bracket and legs on the back
hold the sculpture away from the wall for a
floating effect. It measures 20" x 38" x 4",
overall. Done in abstract form, it is quite
impressive! It is complete and is all
original. I did not notice any mark, but
it is an authentic Friedle Brothers work.
It has a custom aged patina. No broken, missing
parts, or repairs. Welds are in good
condition. Form has a couple of slightly
off rays from storage, but these can
easily be returned to the original position. The
Friedle's originated the sunburst design that
dominated the mid century era. Its a great
example of their unique handcrafted work.
This would make an amazing and unique wall
sculpture for your mid-century, modernist,
eames, danish modern, decor!
|Vintage DANISH MODERN
Mid-Century HANS BOLLING 13" TEAK Wood Viking
Bojensen era This is a fantastic highly
collectible vintage 1950's figurine toy.
Designed by Hans Bolling and made in Denmark.
This not so fierce "Viking Warrior" is the
perfect addition to any Danish or Mid-Century
Modern decor. He stands 13" in height. Solid
teak wood with hand painted eyes, fur beard, red
felt cape. Original "Made in Denmark" blue and
white label on his pipe. He is in nice condition
still considering he over 60 years old. No
cracks, chips, repairs. The felt is slightly
Century Rosenthal Netter Italy Danish Modern
Eames Era Cubist Dish /Ashtray! This amazing
mid-century modern ashtray was made by
Rosenthal Netter. It has its original "Created
in Italy for Rosenthal Netter, label on the
bottom and is impressed "Italy" also. Woven
cubist design in black, brown, golden yellow,
and sienna glaze. Perfect style and coloring
for a Danish Modern decor. Raised rests on two
of the corners are hard to note, so it could
be easily be used as a mint dish. 6-1/2" x
6-1/2" x 1-1/4". Very nice condition. No
chips, cracks, hairlines, discoloring or
|This is an outstanding
complete set of vintage dinnerware, in a
service for six, with some accessory pieces.
Designed by the renown American industrial
designer, Ben Seibel (1918-1985), for Mikasa.
It doesn't get better then this in vintage
designer dinnerware! Good quality heavy china.
The pattern is called "Eden". Fabulous pink
and white coloring with real "flower power"
appeal. Unique modernist style, vibrant color,
distinctive form. Its ght after. The
subtle differences in this set make it stand
out from the crowd of typical dinnerware and
elevate it to the heights of dinnerware done
by other prolithic designers such as Eva
Zeisel and Russell Wright. Each and every
piece in this set is in outstanding condition.
No chips, cracks, chiggers, hairlines or
repairs. The high gloss glaze is fabulous
still! I don't see any notable utensil
scratches or signs of use. It comes from an
estate so I can't say if it was ever used but
if its was it was very little and its obvious
the set was cherished and handled carefully.
A highly collectable and a wonderful addition
to your table. List and pictures below. The
set will be professionally packed and shipped
for safe arrival.
- 39 piece in all.
- 6- 10.-1/2" dinnerplates
- 6 - 7-1/2" sandwich/salad plates
- 6 - 6-1/2" soup bowls
- 6 - 5-1/2" ice cream/fruit bowls
- 6 - 6-1/4" saucers
- 6 - 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" coffee/tea cups
- 1 - 8-3/4" x 2-1/2" vegatable serving
- 1- 4" tall cream pitcher
- 1 - lidded sugar bowl
Bradley ORANGE & WHITE Travel Windup ALARM
CLOCK Panton EXC in BOX! This is a nice vintage
Bradley Travel Alarm Clock. It comes from an
estate, complete withinstruction/guarantee paper
and original box. Doesn't look like its been out
of the box much. Retro bright red/orange case
and face. Shiny gold metal trim. Large white
numbers and hands make reading a breeze even
when your half asleep! Wound it up, set the
alarm, runs great, keeps good time, and alarm
rang at correct time. Clock measures 3" dia and
about 1-1/4" height when closed up in the case.
No date on the paperwork or box, my guess would
be 60's or 70's. Fun retro vintage alarm clock
for your next trip!
LINDSTRAND of KOSTA Sweden Prism Art Glass 60s
BIRDS in CAGE Rare 60's! Exquisite hard to find
art glass design by Vicke Lindstrand (Victor
Emanuel Lindstrand 1904-1983) for Kosta Boda of
Sweden. Regarded as one of the world's foremost
artists in his field. Its easy to see why when
viewing his stunning 'Birds in a Cage' design .
Clear triangle, prism, engraved birds behind
bars. Done in the 1960's, engraved signature "
Kosta 92415 Lindstrand" on base. 4" in height,
approx 3-1/2" on each side. A little over 2 lbs.
Perfect on display or as a paperweight. Almost
perfect condition. A few minor scratches on the
bottom, a tiny chigger bite on one bottom corner
and a very tiny flea bite on the top edge. Not
visible in pictures due to their size. Not
noticable unless your looking for them, just
trying to describe this as accurately as
possible. This piece is hard to photograph due
to its prism like properties. I've used a green
felt background to show the details. It also
shows some fingerprints and smudges from
handling. It is a stunning mid-century modern
piece that would be a beautiful addition to any
|RETRO LUCITE CANDLES
& HOLDERS! Teak wood bases, three green
lucite balls hold the green lucite
candles. Very nice condition.
|Unique large heavy Chamotte stoneware
vase. Designed by Hertha Bengtsson
for Rorstrand, Sweden, in the 1950's.
Painted mark, R, three crowns,
Sweden, HB. Unglazed band,
with rough cork like texture on the top.
Speckled looking brown glaze on roughed surface
around the bottom and rim. Inside has full brown
glaze with lite specks of the stoneware showing
through also. 7-1/2" tall. 5-1/2"
across the rim, and 7" across the base.
1950's European Ceramic Vase! Tall shapely
tapered, pointed, oval form, stylized geisha
holding flower, handpainted underglaze.
Lite charcoal irregular striped lines overall.
Original Decor Main label on the bottom
front. Penciled 8110 Cemas on the bottom.
14-1/4" tall, 3-1/4" x 2-1/4' on the top
opening. Base is 4-1/8" x 2-1/2". . Excellant
condition. More stunning then the pictures
|MID-CENTURY STYLIZED ROOSTER PLANTER!
Excellant condition. Unmarked, maker
5-1/2" tall. Gorgeous green glazed
pottery, nice flowing form.
DEER FIGURE! 6-1/2" tall. Very nice
condition. Unmarked, maker unknown.
Unusual style that would look great in any
|GENSE SWEDEN 50'S
DESIGNER STEEL ASHTRAY! Like new in original
box. 8" across, 1-1/4" tall. Fabulous mod
pattern. With form and design like this piece
its easy to see why Gense has been awarded so
many prestigious award. Marked on the
back AS 8/18 Stainless. Top
piece comes off for easy clean-out.
VINTAGE 50'S Ewald Dahlskog for BOBERG
FAUANSEFABRIK ( BO FAJANS) LARGE BOWL
/ASHTRAY. Heavy pottery. 11-1/2" across,
2-3/8" across. Excellant condition. Very
stylish form gorgeous blue green satin
glaze. Signed on back. A wonderful
piece for all who collect and enjoy Scandinavian