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SAM HERMAN A STUDIO GLASS VASE Circa 1980 In clear glass with abstract design and iridescent patches
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Sam Herman Art Glass Vases

Sam Herman (1936 – 2020) was a renowned glass artist, painter, and sculptor, standing as a central figure in the Studio Glass Movement. Widely acknowledged as the founding father of this movement in Great Britain and Australia, Herman’s influence is seminal. He inspired a generation of glass artists and developed […]

Pair Of Weatherby Zany Zookies Rabbits in green and red jackets
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Weatherby’s Zany Zookies

Weatherby’s Zany Zookies – Zookies are super, large, colourful character-type creatures are great fun to collect. During the 1950s, a number of companies began manufacturing ranges of animals, hoping that people would go on to collect several in a set. Wade introduced their exceedingly popular Whimsies – delicate, realistically-modelled porcelain […]

An Art Deco Primavera earthenware moon flask c1930
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The Art Deco Ceramics of Primavera

Primavera, founded in 1912 by René Guilleré and André Mare, the French design studio affiliated with the prestigious Parisian department store Au Printemps, was a cornerstone in the evolution of French decorative arts. Situated at the cusp of tradition and modernism, the company thrived by integrating established French decorative techniques […]