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My heart belongs to Chiparus Dolly Sisters

November 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

THIS magnificent bronze and ivory figure by the great Romanian-born Art Deco sculptor Demetre Chiparus may not be unique – numerous editions would have been cast – but the two exotic vaudeville dancers it depicts surely were. They were the Dolly Sisters, the original dolly birds, alluringly naughty legends in their own lifetime on both […]

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Tags: Art Deco · Chiparus · Ivory

Car mascots – best in auto-bling, but watch for fakes

November 6th, 2009 · 6 Comments

The auto traders weren’t happy. One had paid £800 for his pitch, another £1,000 for a slightly bigger area, but the dealers in the area set aside for an autojumble had laid out just £200 apiece for arguably a more prominent position. “That’s because they’re selling old stuff, collectables and that,” said the harassed organiser […]

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Tags: Art Deco · Automobilia · Glass · Lalique

The rock of ages

July 26th, 2007 · No Comments

I’ve always fancied owning a crystal ball, not just because it would be useful in sidestepping horrible things that were about to befall me — and let’s face it we’ve all had enough of those thank you very much — but also because a genuine fortune teller’s crystal ball is a perfectly spherical, perfectly clear […]

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Tags: Art Deco · Faberge · Tiffany

Fantastic plastic

July 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I knew a man once who collected plastic shopping bags. He had examples from some of the most famous department stores and high-class shops from all around the world. He was a security guard and got himself sacked for petty pilfering … presumably the bags came in handy for carrying home his booty! He came […]

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Tags: Art Deco · Bakelite · Plastic

Clarice Cliff: doyenne of ceramic designers whose work is still fresh

December 8th, 2005 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove�Espa�ol | Deutsche | Fran�ais | Italiano | Portugu�s We tend not to think about it but given time, antiques collectors will look back on the first few decades of the 21st Century and marvel at how life was then, probably in much the same way that we do today about the 1920s […]

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Tags: Art Deco · Ceramics · Clarice Cliff · Pottery

Chiparus and Preiss – doyens among Art Deco sculptors

October 27th, 2005 · 8 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português The new house is causing a problem: it’s just not conducive to anything older than antiques dating from the Twenties. This means that our old oak looks somewhat out of place and I dread to think what is going to happen to our Victorian […]

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Tags: Art Deco · Chiparus · Priess

Collect Clarice Cliff wall masks – if you can afford them

September 13th, 2005 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português We shouldn’t have grumbled here last week about spiralling prices for examples of Clarice Cliff’s Bizarre pottery, having done so we seem to be surrounded by the stuff. First, we watched as one “lucky” buyer handed over a 100 notes at a North Wales […]

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Tags: Art Deco · Clarice Cliff