Tsuchida Yasuhiko, Art Glass “Mosaic” Vase, 1999
Tsuchida Yasuhiko (b. 1969) Osaka, Japan/ Italy
Art glass mosaic technique vase 1999
Overall matte finish art glass vase with an elaborate mosaic technique inset with red rectangular patchwork sections and blue murrina jewels all on a chocolate brown body with a black glass foot
Marks: Tsuchida Yasuhiko 99, 77
For more information see: Tsuchida Yasuhiko, exh. cat., Franco Schiavon (Murano, Italy: Palazzo del Vetro, 2000).
Provenance: Pauly & Co. Venice
H: 4 3/4″ x Dia: 5 1/8″
Yasuhiko Tsuchida was born in Osaka, Japan in 1969. In 1988, soon after graduating TSUJI Culinary Institute, he left Japan to explore food and art in Paris. Since 1992, he has lived in Venice, Italy. Tsuchida has been making glass work in Murano Island since 1995, and next year assumed the office of art director at Schiavone Glass Co. Ltd. In 1996 he presented a glass sculpture entitled “Bamboo Collection” with Japanese motif of bamboo. The work was highly acclaimed, which gave him a chance to start to hold solo exhibitions around the world. In 2000, Tsuchida became a member of the board of directors at Venetian Glass Institute, and a chief director there in 2003. In 2004, he won Honorary Technique Prize in Düsseldorf, Germany, and in 2008, received Award of Contribution to Cultural Promotion from Grosseto city, Toscana. In the same year, he represented Japan at International Open Exhibition of Sculpture, and won the Grand-Prix. In 2010, Tsuchida was invited to the Issei Miyake “IM10” Project Competition, and held a solo exhibition at Lorusso Gallery, Andria, Italy. Tsuchida continues to exhibit in many solo shows around the world.
International Silver Company / Kurt Eric Christoffersen Sterling “Continental” candlesticks c.1955
KURT ERIC CHRISTOFFERSEN (1926-1981) Denmark
INTERNATIONAL SILVER COMPANY Meriden, CT
Pair of Continental candlesticks c.1955
Marks: INTERNATIONAL STERLING / Christoffersen Designed / CV200
Illustrated: International Sterling Crafts Associates
These candlesticks are illustrated in a vintage ad from the mid-1950’s and were priced at $70 for the pair!
H: 5″ x Dia: 4″
Born in Ringsted, Denmark, Kurt Eric Christoffersen graduated from the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. The gifted young craftsman apprenticed with the Copenhagen fir m of Petersen & Lassen, Goldsmiths, before training under the aegis of A. Michelsen, jewelers to the Royal House of Denmark. In 1949, Christoffersen received the Silver Medal for Excellence, the highest award given by the Danish Gold and Silversmiths Guild. Christoffersen began designing for International Silver Co. in 1955.
Karl Berghof / Kayserzinn Extremely Rare German Jugendstil Art Nouveau Pewter Vase 1904
KARL BERGHOF Germany
J. P. KAYSER SOHN Krefeld, Germany
Pewter squared vase with round flange top, open work details
Marks: Kayserzinn 4541 7 (in a raised oval)
Illustrated: Zinn des Jugendstils, Eckard Wagner (Cologne: Rheinland-Verlag, 1978), p. 63, cat. no. 148; J. P. Kayser Sohn Krefeld: Fabrik kunstgewerblicher Metallgegenstände, Musterbuch 1907 (Munich: Verlag Dry, 1982) p. 46.
***This is an extremely rare, other worldly Kayserzinn form.
H: 7” x Top W: 4 ¾” x Base: 4 x 4 square