Retro Modern Orb Ruby 1960s Glass Ball Ashtray
Largest orb ashtray in the Viking Art Glass line - Circa late 1950s through 1960s. Shown in old Viking Art Glass catalogs as part no. 6827.
In near new condition with original Viking sticker. Appears unused. Tiny surface wear scratches on the base, barely visible, called ‘Bottom-wear’ and caused by time passing.
High modernist decor. Beautiful, rich ruby red glass. Scarce in this color and condition.
The orb measures 6” wide, 8” deep and 5” at tallest. Made of thick walled glass, weighs 4 lbs.
This ball ashtray has 3 rests, two for smaller size smokes and one large rest in the center for cigars.
Very hard to find, especially in ruby red. In excellent condition - like new. Only 1 available.
Set of Sears and Roebuck Mushroom canisters and napkin holder in like-new condition.
Everybody loved mushrooms in the 1970s. It’s not often that we find mushroom decor relics of the era in complete unused sets, especially in kitchen products. But this full set of four canisters, including a napkin holder, are scarce examples in pristine condition.
Marked on the base ‘Sears and Roebuck, 1978, Japan’. Are you old enough to remember those massive Sears Roebuck catalogs? They were like archaic low tech precursers to internet shopping where one could find absolutely anything. Kids would anxiously await the Fall issue to assemble their Christmas lists, moms would mail order fashion, textiles and kitchen supplies, Dads would look for the latest tools and electronics, and little boys would keep a copy under the bed to peruse the Lingerie section in privacy.
In the 1970s, U.S. manufacturing was steadily declining and we imported most of our products from Japan. These were made in Japan of white ceramic with handpainted decor and offered exclusively through Sears and Roebuck.
Hand-blown cased art glass internally decorated with metallic strands and particles.
Crepuscolo is an Italian glass decor technique using steel or copper wool. ‘Crepuscolo’ means ‘dusk’ or ‘twilight’ in Italian. This glass decor was invented (or rediscovered) by Ercole Barovier (Italian glass master). In the Barovier examples we’ve seen, the metallic strands are more pronounced and ‘wirey’. The same technique was used with this pitcher.
Big, full-sized pitcher, weighs 5 lbs. Measures 10” tall and 9” at widest.
Carlo Moretti Mid-Century Modern Glass Bar Mugs
Very hard to find mugs in Carlo Moretti’s famous creamy cased glass.
Rarely seen mid-century beer mugs by Moretti, Italy, 1950s-1960s. Goblets and vases can be found, but the beer mugs are elusive.
Cased in white and amethyst, resulting in a beautiful graduating grape color. Hand formed solid amethyst handles are applied. Space age styling on the tapered bases. Full-size beer mugs measure 5½” tall. Click here to learn more about Italian Glass.
In perfect condition. Great gift with some fine beer for your favorite drinking buddy. Set of two.
Pre Designer Blenko Black Amethyst Twist Candlestick Holder Set
Rare Early Blenko Art Glass rope twist candle holders from the 1940s.
Hand-made in Black Amethyst. Bewitching color looks black until light shines through.
Very hard to find. Designed by Bill Blenko Sr., himself, in the 1940s. Bill Blenko was among the few first glass designers that launched the studio glass movement of the mid-20th century.
Hefty, solid hand-made glass. Each holder weighs 1 lb. Designed for beauty and function. Large 4½” wide domed foot stabilizes the holders. Flat 4” wide collar catches the dripping wax. Wide 1” candle cup accomodates multiple candle sizes. Stunning beauty attracts attention. The perfect candlesticks.
In perfect condition with light bottom-wear (expected on antique and vintage glass). Nice tight rope twists. Stand 8.75” tall. Unique gift idea!
Antique Czech Crystal Medallion Perfume Bottle
Big crystal perfume bottle made in the early 20th Century in Czechoslovakia. Shown in Whitmyer’s Bedroom and Bathroom Glassware of the Depression Years.
It measures 7.25” tall and weighs 1 lb. Made of heavy thick colorless lead crystal. Pressed in a 3-part mold.
The pattern is known as ‘Beaded Medallion’. The large oval medallion on the stopper works like a magnifying glass. The bottle has 6 panels, each with a protruding oval medallion. The base is trimmed with ‘cannon balls’.
Beautiful bottle with lots of sharp corners and edges. No chips. No discoloring. The bottle and stopper necks are ground to fit. At the end tip of the stopper’s ground insert, where it fits into the bottle’s neck, are very tiny chiggers which are common and can’t be seen unless looked for. The elaborate stopper has sharp bevelled scallop edges in perfect condition.
Stunning on your vanity…and very usable.