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 sound
is a crazy cool looking vintage 1950's large
metal serving tray. Serve up some retro
atomic food, drinks, or displaying on the
bar or wall. Black background with colorful
modernist pink/blue skeleton fish. Measures
21-3/4" x 15-3/4". Tray is unsigned,
reminescent of work by Fred Press? Although
there are a few spots of rub wear to the
black finish, and I can feel some roughness
on the one end, it looks amazing on display.
Back side shows rubs, surface
scuffs/scratches. Add an adhesive hanger to
the back and hang for wall art. A unique
vintage addition for your mid-century,
danish, modern decor!
CULVER mid century ICE BUCKET 22K gold
Hollywood Regency Mad Men Bar wTongs! an
amazing vintage heavy glass ice bucket with
tongs straight from the 1950's. Produced by
Culver Ltd. The 22 kt Gold pattern is called
Antiqua. So perfect for entertaining!
Besides the impressive mod gold accent the
bucket features real brass rings on each
side. The bucket is signed "© Culver Ltd".
It measures 5" tall, 5-3/4" dia. It is in
very nice condition with no chips, chiggers,
cracks or repairs. The heavy gold accent is
shiny and bright. Displays nicely. If you
look closely and get the lighting just right
you can see that the thin top edge line
above the wider band does show some wear,
but its not noticable and does not detract
from its overall refined appearance. The
metal claw ended tongs are done in a shiny
mirrored gold finish and measure 6-3/4" in
length. Tongs work great, display well even
though they have lite signs of age and use.
You'll be serving drinks in Mad Men,
Hollywood Regency style with this gorgeous
mid-century ice bucket!
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.
| From 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,
|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
Century Modern "CIRCLE OF SOUND" Zenith Omni
Directional Cone SPEAKERS Knoll Eames Era!
This is a vintage set of retro looking
omnidirectional speakers from an estate. The
"Circle of Sound" models were first offered
by Zenith in the late 60's, this model in
the square style was offered in the early
70's. Super cool retro modern design with
white cones, walnut laminate square bodies,
orange tweed speaker fabric, black hard
plastic trim and pedestals. Each measures
14" H, 9" x 9". Each weighs 9 lbs. They are
complete. These speakers have been
tested,and sound great! Cosmetically, very
nice overall stilll. Lite marks, some rubs
to the corners and edges of the laminate. No
cracks, chips, repairs to the hard plastic
trim or pedestals. A fab set of vintage
speakers to go with your retro stereo, phono
RETRO Seth Thomas SUSPENSE Alarm Clock RED
Lucite eames kartell panton! This is an
amazing looking vintage alarm clock.
Produced by Seth Thomas, model "Suspense".
Clear curved lucite stand, red metal
seemingly floating cylinder houses the
movement. It measures 4-1/2" wide and 4"
deep. It has a buzzing type alarm. Sweep
second hand. The clock is in good condition,
running strong and keeps accurate time. The
original label is still inplace underneath.
The white hands and numbers stand out nicely
against the red face. There is a couple of
lite rub marks on the lucite. No chips,
cracks or repairs. Goes well with any retro,
mod, Kartell, Panton, Eames decor.
|DOROTHY THORPE MAD MEN
Silver Band Rim ROLY POLY Punch Set Bowl
This is a
mid-century modern, Dorothy Thorpe designed
1" silver band Roly Poly punch bowl and
glasses set from an estate. Just like the
glasses Don Draper uses on the popular Mad
Men TV series! These are the real thing!
Circa. 1960's. Designed by Dorothy Thorpe
(1901-1989) and decorated with sterling
silver overlaid rims. It is a 14 piece set.
Set has the large roly poly silver band
punch bowl, measuring 11 1/2" across the
widest point, 10" across the rim and it
about 7-1/2" tall. 11 silver band roly poly
glasses, 2-3/4" tall, 3-1/4" across the
widest point, and 2-3/4" across the rim. 1
silver band cup with handle (found with the
set included, not pictured) and 1 plastic
ladle. The set is in very nice condition
overall. No chips, chiggers, cracks or
repairs. The silver-plating has tarnished as
expected, and I have not tried to polish,
I'll leave that to you. The 1" band on the
punch bowl does show streak like wear and
silver loss most of the way around. See
pictures below. It to has tarnished with
time. The glasses are in excellent condition
and although the silver band has tarnished
on these too, there is no silver loss, rub
wear or signs of use to the glasses. Same
for the cup. Plastic ladle is in good
condition with no chips or cracks. A popular
replacement company online sell's this
vintage set for well over $600. Not here.
Its a great vintage set to use
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 repairs.
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
easy to see why Seibel's designs are highly
sought 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
- 1 - 8-3/4" x 2-1/2" vegatable
- 1- 4" tall cream pitcher
- 1 - lidded sugar bowl
|8 Vtg Dorothy
Thorpe Eames era Silver Roly Poly Bar Glasses
Mid Century Mod 60s This is a set of 8
vintage, retro Mad Men/Dorothy Thorpe style
roly poly rocks glasses from an estate. Set
comes with its original retro mid-century
modern stylish chromed carrier! The glasses
have silver rims, sides fading to clear glass
bottoms. Each glass is 3-1/4" tall. Everything
is in excellant condition. No chips, cracks or
fleabits to the glasses. The silvering is
shiny and bright. The come from an estate and
don't appear to have been used much. The caddy
has an nice textured chromed finish with ball
feet and accents and has no breaks or repairs.
Caddy measures approx. 8" x 8" x 15". A
fantastic retro set for the bar or patio!
RETRO 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
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
| Signed VICKE LINDSTRAND of
KOSTA Sweden Prism Art Glass 60s BIRDS in
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
figural cat was designed by Arthur Umanoff for
Raymor. Quite illusive! Great modernist form.
Pottery with green glazed center, and brown
simumlated wood texture body. Marked on the back
871. Excellant condition, not chips, cracks or
repairs. Nice coloring. Fine age crazing to the
green glaze. 12-3/8" tall, 3-1/2" wide.
CANDLES & HOLDERS! Teak wood bases, three
green lucite balls hold the green lucite
candles. Very nice condition.
|Unique large heavy
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. Excellant condition.
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 project.
IKORA Art Deco Silver Plate Bowl &
Candle Holders Mid Century Modern RARE!This
is a stunning vintage 1961 table set by WMF.
The pedestal starburst mint/candies dish and
candle stick holders. Produced in Germany by
the renown WMF (Würtemburgische Machin
Fabrik factory). Designed by Wilhelm
Wagenfeld. Featured in "WMF Ikora Metalwork
from the 1920's to the 1960's" by Carlo
Burschel | Heinz Scheiffele. Each piece
features silver plating, with the unique
Ikora finish that was special to WMF. Strong
mid-century modern influence. The Ikora
finish gives these pieces a textured 3-D
look that has never been duplicated by other
metalwork's. The bowl has the starburst
design in the center with ikora finish
around, plain rim and underside, pedestal.
Bowl is marked with the impressed with tower
mark and WMF Ikora Germany Silverplate. It
measures 5-7/8" across and 3-1/8" tall. The
candleholders are marked WMF Ikora mark with
the tower, Germany E.P. Brass. Each measure
4-3/4" x 2-3/4" x2-1/2". These pieces are
stunning on display although they do have
lite signs of age and use. Surface
scuffs, scratches, and rubs. No dents or
dings. The sheen makes it hard to photograph
the scratches and rubs. Even with the wear
the set is still quite impressive. Pieces of
Ikora metalwork by WMF are hard to find now,
quite coveted and considered valuable
Vintage MOD Eames Era ASHTRAYS Art Pottery.
Set of matching vintage 1950's Royal Haeger
Art Pottery ashtrays. Stylish mid-century
modern design. Each signed on the bottom,
Royal Haeger ©1008 USA. Brilliant white
textured snow like glaze. Excellant condition
on both. No chips chiggers cracks or repairs.
Each measure 9-3/4" in length, 6-3/4" at the
widest point, and 1-1/4" tall. Fabulous set
for any retro, mid-century, danish modern
|MID-CENTURY STYLIZED ROOSTER PLANTER!
Excellant condition. Unmarked, maker
5-1/2" tall. Gorgeous green glazed
pottery, nice flowing form.
STYLIZED DEER FIGURE! 6-1/2" tall.
Very nice condition. Unmarked, maker
unknown. Unusual style that would look
great in any mid-century decor.
|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
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 art pottery.