Bakalowits & Söhne Spectacular “Starburst” chandelier c. 1970’s
BAKALOWITS & SÖHNE (founded 1845 in Vienna)
“Starburst” chandelier c.1970’s
Crystal rods of varying lengths with nine lights,
chromium-plated metal ceiling cap and spherical chandelier parts.
Ceiling to drop length: 46 1/2″ x overall diameter: 33 1/2″
The Bakalowits Company was founded in Vienna, Austria in 1845 by Elias Bakalowits. After his son Ludwig joined the company, E. Bakalowits & Sons grew and became one of the foremost crystal chandelier manufacturers in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1892 Ludwig Bakalowits received the order to manufacture the chandeliers for the Neue Hofburg Palace in Vienna for Emperor Franz Joseph I and was appointed Imperial and Royal Purveyor to the Court.
The company’s reputation for excellence grew outside Europe, and by 1885 the company was exporting its products to America and Asia. In 1900, Bakalowits & Sons displayed their crystal chandeliers at the World Exposition in Paris. Other exhibitions in St. Petersburg, London, Geneva and Turin followed and attracted more clients from around the world. In 1928, the company obtained patents for its crystal chandeliers. In 1955 Bakalowits was entrusted with the manufacture of new lighting fixtures for some of the Viennese buildings that had suffered damage during the Second World War. These included the Parliament, the State Opera House, the National theatre, City Hall, St. Stephan’s Cathedral, and others.
Christopher Dresser / Hukin & Heath “Crow’s foot” spoon warmer 1878
CHRISTOPHER DRESSER (1834-1904) UK
HUKIN & HEATH Birmingham, England
“Crow’s foot” spoon warmer 1878
Marks: H&H, 2362
Two other examples are recorded but with complex Victorican engraving.
Illustrated: Christopher Dresser and Japan, exh. cat. ed. by Koriyami City Museum of Art, Brain Trust Inc. (Koriyami 2002), cat. no. 114, p. 138; Christopher Dresser, ein Viktorianischer Designer, 1834-1904, (Cologne: Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Köln, 1981) cat. no. 15; Truth, Beauty, Power: Dr. Christopher Dresser 1834-1904, exhib. cat. Historical Design, Inc. (New York, 1998) p. 33.
H: 4 3/4” x W: 7”
Andy Warhol, “Andy Warhol: Published on the Occasion of The Andy Warhol Exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm February to March 1968” 1970
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) New York, NY
“Andy Warhol: Published on the Occasion of The Andy Warhol Exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm February to March 1968” 1970
Published by Moderna Museet Stockholm, Boston Book and Art, Boston, MA, 1970. Printed in Sweden.
Book: H: 10 3/4” x W: 8 5/16”
Custom leather box: H: 12 1/8” x W: 9 7/16” x D: 2”
Custom cloth case: H: 13” x W: 10” x D: 2 11/16”
One of the rarest of Warhol exhibition catalogs. This is the 3rd edition of the catalog that was published for a major exhibition of the late artists work that was held in Stockholm. There is no text except for some of Warhol’s famous quotes and 100’s of black & white photos of his work and wonderful photos of his superstars, life and work at the factory and stills and candids from his influential underground films. The covers are illustrated with full color photos of his famous flower silk screens.