Sotheby’s – 20th Century Design including a Private Collection of Mid-Century Design & Ceramic Art

February 29th, 2012 by

On March 7th, the 20th Century Design auction in New York begins with a collection of over 80 works of midcentury design and ceramic art curated by the private dealer Larry Weinberg for an American family. From some of the most iconic forms of organic stoneware designed by the Danish ceramicist Axel Salto, to extremely rare assemblage of vessels thrown by Lea Halpern, the ceramic collection contains some of the finest examples of midcentury ceramic art to appear at auction in New York in recent years. The furniture, including works by George Nakashima, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charlotte Perriand and many others, exemplifies the midcentury modern aesthetic adapted to contemporary lifestyle.  The other offerings in the auction range from works by Tiffany Studios, including a superb “Elaborate Peony” table lamp though current Contemporary design.

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