Sunday, December 21, 2014

Keith Murray for Wedgwood Moonstone Vases

Keith Murray Wedgwood Moonstone vases


Wedgwood Keith Murray ceramics used on the set of one of Agatha Christie's Poirot series. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lagardo Tackett Studio Pottery Fish Shaped Bowl

Mid-Century Modern 1950's era studio pottery fish-shaped  bowl by Lagardo Tackett and Kenji Fujita, Santa Monica, USA, 9 inches/23 cm in length, perfect condition, price upon application. These sell for around $350.00 on the internet and seem to be snapped up immediately. SOLD 

A vintage advertisement for the La Gardo Tackett stoneware bakers. 

Also famous for his 'Egg heads' and architectural pottery:, Instagram: skyscraper_capetown 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Danish Modern Teak Pepper Mill /Salt Cellar by Jens Quistgaard For Dansk Designs

Danish Modern teak pepper mill/salt shaker by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Designs with Peugeot grinder movement. Two of the teak stoppers pull out to fill with salt and peppercorns, 20 cms in height, excellent condition, a piece of art for your table! SOLD., Instagram: skyscraper_capetown

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Art Deco Table Lamps

Set of two Art Deco table lamps with fine white glass shades on bespoke hand-made wooden bases, height 23 cms,  bases 20 x 20 cms, SOLD

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Conservation of Artefacts on Paper - Art, Books, Photographs

I came across Dieter and Keith of DK Conservators via a friend and they restored the above antique print by removing it from the cardboard backing (attaching prints with glue to a cardboard backing is a killer for conserving art!), the dark patches on the print have all been removed and now the next step is to back it with museum mount board lightly attached with the correct tape at the top only. Dieter and Keith can restore just about anything on paper such as old books, antique photographs, artworks on paper etc. 

Contact Dieter Wickert-Ludemann and Keith Seaford:, 
telephone + 27 21 761 2599, office 1, Trescoe House, corner Riverstone and Cornwall Place, Kenilworth, Cape Town. 

Wiener Werkstatte Silver Plated Soup Ladle

Wiener Werkstatte Movement silver plated soup ladle, R650.00,, Instagram: skyscraper_cape_town

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Vintage Tretchikoff 'Chinese Girl' or 'Green Lady' Print

Magnificent signed Tretchikoff loose print of the 'Green Lady' or Chinese Girl, the print  is lightly taped to the mount, printed area 50 x 60 cm, frame not included. SOLD., Instagram: skyscraper_capetown

The original painting is now back in South Africa at Delaire Graff Estate and it was unveiled with Tretchikoff's model Monika Pon-Su-San posing next to the famous work of art: 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Riihimaen Lasi Tuikku Lantern by Nanny Still Finland

1960's 'Tuikku' lantern by Nanny Still for Riihimaen Lasi Finland, 24 cm in height, SOLD

Nanny Still 1926 - 2009 Instagram: skyscraper_cape_town

Saturday, August 30, 2014

1960's Space Age Paco Rabanne Chrome Choker

1960's Paco Rabanne, Paris chrome plated star choker with domed centre piece that featured in his signature chainmail dresses from the same era:

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Riihimaen Lasi 'Ella' Vase by Nanny Still

Riihimaen Lasi 'Ella' vase with factory foil by Nanny Still, Finland, 19 cms in height, SOLD.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Art Deco Skyscraper Mirror

Art Deco beveled mirror with wooden skyscraper detail on the sides, 57 x 50 cms, very effective once hung on the wall, old metal link chain on reverse to hang. SOLD

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rare 60's Pottery Vase by Mari Simmulson for Upsala Ekeby Sweden

Mari Simmulson (1911 - 2000) pictured above with the same vase. 

Extremely rare signed Upsala Ekeby pottery vase by Mari Simmulson, 15 cms in height, the image bears a strong resemblance to the artist. SOLD

Instagram: skyscraper_cape_town, 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Post Modern Memphis Style Vase by Michael Duvall

1980's Post Modern Memphis style vase by Michael Duvall, 28 cms in height. SOLD

Other examples of Duvall's work:

Vase - V & A Museum

Teapot - private collection

Vase - The 80's Gallery

Ornament by Michael and Rita Duvall - The 80's Gallery

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1950's Leopold Anzengruber Austria Nubian Bust Model No 36

1950's Leopold Anzengruber Austria earthenware Nubian bust  with brass earrings, the finish is so expertly executed that it resembles a bronze, 25 cms in height, weight 1.5 kg. 
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hackman Finland Scandia by Kaj Franck 1960's Era

Hackman 'Scandia' serving spoons 21.5 cm in length, 4 available at R150.00 each. 

Hackman 'Scandia' fish knives and forks, 6 of each available, R450.00 for set

Hackman Scandia boxed knives 17 cm

Hackman Scandia boxed knives 17.5 cm - 3 boxes of 6 R300.00

Hackman Scandia boxed knives 16.2 cm, one box of 6 R300.00

Large ladle R280.00, Instagram: skyscraper_capetown 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Magnifient Art Deco Table Lamps

Unique Art Deco table lamps on bespoke handmade stepped wooden base, base measures 26 cms square, height of lamp 25 cms, SOLD

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rare AEG Table Fan by Peter Behrens

Very rare early 1900's AEG desk or table fan by Peter Behrens. Behrens was a German architect and designer and a very important figure in the modernist movement, names such as Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier studied under him. SOLD. Instagram: skyscaper_capetown