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Thursday, June 26, 2014

resin desk accessory or vase | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy

Here is a desk accessory (that could probably be used as a small vase) by Enzo Mari for Danese, Italy.  The object features vertical elements that are spaced with increasing distance around its circumference.  The outside measures 4-5/16” height and  2-3/4” diameter.  The interior measures 4” height and 1-5/8” diameter. 

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Two views of the front of the vase.  Top showing closely spaced vertical elements, bottom showing largely spaced vertical elements.

Enzo Mari Danese vase or desk accessory top 

Top view of the object.

eBay item 221413923262 ended April 10, 2014 at 14:29:17 PDT.  One bidder placed 1 bid and the accessory sold for $500.00.  This example had a tiny chip on the bottom rim and some material loss on the underside where the makers mark was sandwiched between two layers of the clear resin.  Imperfect but displays extremely well.

Enzo Mari Danese vase or desk accessory bottom

Enzo Mari Danese vase or desk accessory signature

The signature on the bottom of the object reads “MADE IN ITALY / DANESE MILANO / DIS ENZO MARI”.


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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wat-r-Jug double spout pitcher | Kilgore, Inc. | Westerville, Ohio, United States | 1947-1955

Here is a Wat-r-Jug double spout pitcher by Kilgore, Inc. in Shel-Glo salmon pink plastic. The pitchers come in a variety of other complementary colors.  In addition to the salmon, yellow, and green presented here, the bottle was also produced in gray.

Kilgore Manufacturing was incorporated in 1917 to produce toy cap pistols. Joseph D. Kilgore moved his business from Homestead, Pennsylvania to Westerville, Ohio in 1919.  In 1935, the company branched out to make plastic housewares called Shel-Glo. The production of these items continued until 1955.  From the Year in Blenko Water Bottles blog, the first production of the Wat-r-Jug likely dates to post World War II, in 1947.

What is interesting about this pitcher is its similarity in form to the Blenko blown glass double spouted pitcher, which dates to 1938.  The Wat-r-Jug is 8-1/4” tall, 6-1/4” wide, and 3” thick.  It holds approximately a quart of liquid.

salmon pink Shel Glo double spout pitcher with stopper

The Shel-Glo pitcher is actually more detailed than the Blenko, with embellishments in design that would not necessarily be practical in large scale production blown glass.  There are four vertical lines that run from top to bottom of the pitcher and cross hatching and two concentric circles in the impressed area.

eBay item 231204607442 ended April 19, 2014 at 17:56:15 PDT (United States).  One bidder placed 2 bids and the pitcher sold for $9.99 plus shipping.

salmon pink Shel Glo double spout pitcher with stopper sidesalmon pink Shel Glo double spout pitcher with stopper interior   

One difference between the Shel-Glo Wat-r-Jug plastic pitcher and Blenko glass pitcher is the stopper that comes with the Wat-r-Jug. The stopper features a tab for an easy grab and pull, and a cross hatched design that matches the cross hatching on the body of the container.

salmon pink Shel Glo double spout pitcher with stopper stopper

Shel-Glo Wat-r-Jug pitchers typically sell in the range of $2 (yes, that cheaply) to $20.

Yellow

The Shel-Glo pitcher is given code number 101.  In this example, it was sold as part of a tumbler set, which is given code number 103.  The label on the Wat-r-Jug reads:

No. 101

Wat-r-Jug

by KILGORE, INC.   •   WESTERVILLE, OHIO

For water, juices, beverages.  Plug keeps flavors in, odors out.  Takes less width in refrig-erator than quart milk bottle.  Strongly made.  Ask for Kilgore tumblers in matching colors.

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Green

turquoise Shel Glo double spout pitcher

For comparison, here are some pictures of a Blenko blown glass double spout pitcher.

Blenko glass double spout pitcherBlenko glass double spout pitcher labelBlenko glass double spout pitcher inside  

References

Day 32.  Shel-Glo.  Retrieved June 20, 2014 from http://blenkowaterbottles.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/day32-shel-glo/

September 2010: Kilgore Manufacturing.  Retrieved June 20, 2014 from http://www.slideshare.net/westervillelibrary/westervilles-local-history-newsletter-september-2010


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Thursday, June 19, 2014

stylized mustang horse brooch pin

Here is an ivory plastic brooch pin in the form of a highly stylized horse or mustang.  The brooch measures 3” by 2-1/2” and is not marked.

Celluloid horse stallion pin brooch front

eBay item 111376284243 ended June 15, 2014 at 10:54:44 PDT (United States).  Three bidders placed 3 bids and the brooch sold for $13.28 plus shipping.

Celluloid horse stallion pin brooch back Celluloid horse stallion pin brooch head detail Celluloid horse stallion pin brooch pin detail


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

pedestal bowl 4077 | Hammarplast | Sweden

White pedestal bowl by Hammarplast in white, model number 4077. Measures approximately 10” tall and 10” wide at the bowl.  Perfect for fruit or as a centerpiece. 

white Hammarplast Sweden 4077 bowl

Hammarplast was founded by brothers Carl and Hugo Hammargren  from Tingsryd in 1947. They discovered a small Italian machine that produced small plastic products using manual power and electrical heating. The brothers purchased a machine and commence production in Spånga. In 1985 AB Bonnierföretagen entirely acquired Hammarplast AB, beginning a series of mergers and acquisitions.

eBay item 131212825585 ended June 17, 2014 at 11:30:02 PDT.  Two bidders placed 5 bids and the bowl sold for $33.68 plus shipping (United States).

white Hammarplast Sweden 4077 bowl top white Hammarplast Sweden 4077 bowl stamp imprint

In a circle, the imprint on the bottom of the bowl reads:

ART NO.
4077
hammarplast
MADE IN SWEDEN

Reference

Hammarplast. Affordable products for household and garden with a functional design. Retrieved June 18, 2014 from http://www.orthexgroup.com/en/about-orthex-group/brands/hammarplastr


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Monday, June 16, 2014

B-5410 flip clock | Bulova

green Bulova B 5410 flip alarm clock front

Here is a vintage, plug-in Bulova flip alarm clock with a lighted face, model B-5410.  It is housed in an olive green plastic case.  The clock measures approximately 6-1/4” in length by 4-1/4” height by 4-3/4” depth.

The sticker on the bottom of the clock reads:

        BULOVA
MODEL:B-5410 SERIES
POWER SOURCE:
AC 115V 60C/S 3W
     MADE IN JAPAN

green Bulova B 5410 flip alarm clock label closeupeBay item 151324378384 ended June 13, 2014 at 18:10:51 PDT (United States).  One bidder placed 2 bids and the clock sold for $19.95 plus shipping. 

  green Bulova B 5410 flip alarm clock backgreen Bulova B 5410 flip alarm clock label undersidegreen Bulova B 5410 flip alarm clock sidegreen Bulova B 5410 flip alarm clock side with dial  

Above:  views of the side, back, and bottom of the clock.


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Sunday, June 15, 2014

orange bob international clock

Here is a triangular wall clock with an orange body and an acrylic base by bob international.  The numerals are white in black circles.  Works with a LR6 (AA size) battery.  Measures approximately 8” across.

eBay item 310969641278 ended May 29, 2014 at 19:35:29 PDT (Germany).  One bidder placed 1 bid and the clock sold for $89.00.  There were some imperfections but keeps good time.

orange bob wall or desk clock toporange bob wall or desk clock front   orange bob wall or desk clock signature


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Saturday, June 14, 2014

acrylic egg sculpture paperweight

Here are sculptural objects in the form of eggs.  They are probably made of cast acrylic.  They have white bottoms separated from transparent tops, with suspended yellow yolks.  Each egg (there were 9 available in the listing!) measures approximately 3” in height and 2” across.  While they might be used as a paperweight or desk object, there is no flat side for stability.  No identifying maker marks.

eBay item 181195170853 sold Buy It Now at $19.95 (free shipping).  Nine of these eggs were available.

acrylic egg sculpture paperweightThe egg cup is for display only and not part of the object.  Note that it is  perfect fit.

acrylic egg sculpture paperweight closeupacrylic egg sculpture paperweight bottom closeup


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Friday, June 13, 2014

Siemens electronic wall clock

Here is a Siemens electronic wall clock in bright orange-yellow.  The clock face is black with large white numerals. The hour and minute hands are made of metal lacquered orange while the seconds hand is made of white metal. Additional marks on the face include the “SIEMENS” logo and “ELECTRONIC”.  The face is protected by a circular acrylic cover.  The clock measures approximately 21cm (8-1/4”) in diameter and 5cm (2”) in depth.

yellow orange Siemens Electronic wall clock frontyellow orange Siemens Electronic wall clock side

There is a date calendar on the right side of the face (at the 3 o’clock position) with black numbers on a white background. The calendar can be adjusted with a large white plastic wheel at the back of the clock. The mechanism is encased in a transparent plastic box and placed at the back with a small opening on top of the casing to attach the clock to a wall. The clock is fitted with an orange plastic case. The clock takes one C/R14 1.5V battery.

yellow orange Siemens Electronic wall clock back yellow orange Siemens Electronic wall clock mechanism

eBay item 371059153563 ended May 18, 2014 at 12:30:49 PDT. Nine bidders placed 11 bids and the clock sold for £77.00 ($129.69) plus shipping.


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

backgammon set | Alyce Simon | 1971

I don’t know much about backgammon, but with a set like this, I’d be willing to learn.  This is a Lucite backgammon set by listed artist Alyce Simon.

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Alyce Simon is most noted for her “atomic art” that really is just that, though this piece does not feature any sort of high energy interaction with acrylic.  Said Simon:

Using high voltage electron radiation, I break down the molecular structure of acrylics (Plexiglas) creating the “Tree of Life” pattern. Encouraged to experiment along these lines in 1962 by Dr. Kennard Morganstern, President of Radiation Dynamics, Inc., I evolved a way of harnessing the radiation from high-voltage particle accelerators, and after many years of experimentation, I have it under complete control, giving predictable results each time.

Alyce Simon was born on February 20, 1925 in New York City and died July 20, 2011 in her home near Mocksville, North Carolina. She was 86.

Alyce Simon 1971

Alyce Simon and Dynamitron Accelerator at Radiation Dynamics, Westbury, NY, 1971.  Image source.

Alyce Simon Lucite backgammon set die handle signature

The Lucite backgammon set is signed by the artist and dated 1971 on the top centerpiece cube that is engraved with numbers. The top opens and a caddy lifts out, holding the 14 orange/yellow and 14 forest green chips, 2 pair of dice and dice rollers.   The cube stands 10-1/4” tall and measures 6-1/2” by 6-1/2” across.

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eBay item 380919771023 ended June 10, 2014 at 15:25:20 PDT.  4 bidders placed 8 bids and the set sold for $266.61 with $21.00 for shipping.

Reference

Live Auctioneers.  Retrieved June 10, 2014 from http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/21352480_alyce-simon-tree-of-life-necklace-14kyg.


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Wall-All III wall organizer | Dorothee Maurer-Becker | Format Sales, Inc. | New York, United States of America | 1970 | UPDATE

Dorothee Maurer-Becker Wall-All III Dorothee Maurer-Becker
Format Sales, Inc., New York, United States of America, 1970

This is an update of my post of February 19, 2013, the Wall-All III by Dorothee Maurer-Becker for Format Sales. There are two other wall organizers designed by Dorothee Maurer-Becker in the late 1960s and early 1970s. These are the UTEN.SILO I and the UTEN.SILO II, both by Design M in Munich, West Germany.  Click here for a brief biography of Dorothee Maurer-Becker.

Here, the Wall-All III is in dark blue.  I haven’t seen it in this color before and two from two different sellers sold within a day of each other.  One sold on June 3, 2014 ($44, with some damage) and the other sold on June 4, 2014 ($227.50, “great condition”).

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