onsdag 11 april 2012

Stunning sgraffito vase

A stunning vase made in 1961 by Marian Zawadsky, decorator and artistic leader at Tilgmans in Gothenburg. It measures c 37 cm and outstrips everything I've ever seen of Zawadskys hand. Soon to be posted on the website.

lördag 7 april 2012

Kaj Franck wooden dolls

These wooden dolls stem from the Oltaro family and were a gift to the children from Kaj Franck in the early fourties. According to Fintoys only two of Francks dolls were put into production (the link display drawings of others as well) and hence these are likely to be unique. At least a couple of the dolls will soon be posted on the website.

onsdag 28 mars 2012

Rainy day window

Utterly clean decorative bottles with a delicate scewness or irregularity in the thin walled necks. Nanny Still, Riihimäen Lasi, 1959. Tall tulips in a Signe Persson-Melin sangria pitcher.

Tall rubber glove mould produced by Rosenthal. Part of "A shoulder where death comes to cry" by contemporary swedish artist Andreas Poppelier. Love him at: www.poppelier.se

Sea mine shaped vase. Large with exceptional glaze. Jerk Werkmäster, Nittsjö, c 30s. Please note that none of the pieces above are for sale.

lördag 11 februari 2012

På Femte Våningen at Stockholmsmässan

På Femte Våningen has just been updated. A selection of pieces posted on the site will be available at the Stockholmsmässan antiques fair next week. Others won't and yet other pieces are new arrivals. We hope to meet you there and please don't hesitate to contact us if there are particular items that you'ld like us to bring to the fair.


Rickard & Anna

söndag 23 oktober 2011

På Femte Våningen at Retromässan

These are a few of todays purchases; a Stig Lindberg vase, a Rolf Palm miniature and Berndt Friberg dish. If not yet posted on www.pafemtevaningen.com these will be available on Retromässan at Munchenbryggeriet, November the 11th to the 13th. På Femte Våningen would love to meet you there.

fredag 1 juli 2011

Bottoms up

Earlier we've pointed out Hans-Agne Jakobsson as an underestimated designer of lighting. In this matter the relative lack of interest in swedish potter Tom Möller (1914-2009) is even more startling. Tom and his wife Grete Möller ran a studio in Stockholm between 1943-70. Though mainly associated with Reijmyre glass (Tom also worked for Alsterbro and Lindshammar), Möller's ceramic pieces are far more scarce and characteristically interesting.

The simple and functional shapes of both glass and ceramics are by all means of high standard. However, it's in the surface designs that Möller's potency truly stand out. The pattern-like decors, even in solitary figures, are always of infallible and unpredictable colour sense. It's a bothering thought that Möller never put his mind to fabrics and wallpapers...

Putting his signature on pieces Möller generally abstracted the specific decor with a title and a symbol. These are in themselves pieces of art and indicate a sincere respect and pride of the individual works. It's about time that we pay them the same respect.