Friday, December 16, 2011

Estate - German Sale

Our second estate sale was a German family. The son talked about how difficult it was to sell his childhood toys and that his mother would be upset when she returned to her empty house.

The red desk lamp was the the son's he used to study by. He said it was designed by Fritz Hansen and made in Sweden-I didn't think it was slick enough to be F. Hansen. It's actually an L-1 version by Luxo made in Norway, circa 1970's. Originally designed by Jac Jacobsen in 1938 it's still in production today. It's a lovely working lamp unfortunately with a crack on the base, sadness. SOLD

I rescued a custard yellow Arabia Finland "Teema" or is it "Kilta"creamer vinegar cruet designed by Kaj Franck. It has a huge chip on the bottom. Fortunately, I recognized the matching egg ring. Production 1950-55. The son said there had been a whole Teema set but over the years accidents happened, sadness. Heavy bright yellow enamel creamer, maybe French. SOLD
This would make a great tablecloth 3 or 4 yards of neon green "Scallop" tiki style textile by Carol Baldwin Odell 1974. I haven't found any info on the artist-please comment if you do.

My sister picked up a vintage ski sweater, Vera slip and hats (see last photos) Plus, a 1952 W. German puzzle "The Animal Fair" by American illustrators Alice and Martin Provensen. All in all, I think it was a pretty good day of finds and hopefully I'll list things very soon.


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