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noticed the rather abscence of Doc.

Reason is that when I got caught by V&C about 15 years ago, I had been collecting paintings, Swedish silver from the 18th century,
there is a sharp line between 1799 and 1800 in price, already double in one year!

Then it was watches, 24 hours a day, and I found Art Deco,  the name Art Deco, was invented first 1966 by Bevis Hillier!!

I concentrated my watch in that period, normally considered 1910-1940, but I have distinct objects from 1904 - 1950!
1904 my father was born and he mariied at the age of 37, I was youngest of three kids. 
He was friend to many of the great Swedish artists during the period.
1904 also the ceramic artist Gunnar Nylund were born, and they were best friends,
I met him as a boy and remeber him well.
Last time met him was after my father was gone. He is now very big world wide name! Very charming!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_nylund
Father had several other famous artists like Isaac Grünewald and Nils Dardel, as close friends, which both became world famous painters!
They all worked during the 30-40s at Rörstrand in my home town.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rörstrand
Dardel two months ago set new record at Bkowski's Auctions in Sweden, about 6 miliion $!

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Below some of the Gunnar Nylund ceramics I have.
All unque, first is a wine cooler with my Fathers monogram,

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then some of ' Gunnar's works, I have bought the last years,

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I love ceramic when it's as best, this an Argenta, which is very aftersought in USA, 
and this bowl is hughe so it would fit in that country, by Kåge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Kåge

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it's silver laid on the surface.
Speaking of silver, and the now famous year 1904, this is a silver vase from that year,
and if you look close at the foot you see the Art Deco figures!

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another smaller silver object, but much bigger than a poche surprise, from art deco,
a powder 'box', note the sides in jacaranda screwwed with silver screws!

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Some of you know I have some Cassandre posters, but last year I manged to get something rare!
A wine list Cassandre made for a friend!

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And this one you seen before, molded 1930 at Guilliame's, Hallmarks in Paris, by Lavroff

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  And the beautiful work of the head..




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Lalilque


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These are only some of the objects I collected last years. Art Deco is my time, but I realise there are still some V&C watches left for me, vintage but even perhaps a new one..

See you smiley

Cheers

Doc
Doc its always a pleasure to see you here and yes you were
02/26/2013 - 10:05
missedcrying A fantastic collection of art deco objects that you have shared, interestingly Lalique just announced a partnership with movement manufacturer Vaucher in creating timepieces
Alex, thanks,
02/26/2013 - 16:35
it's been to long! See you soon, I hope smiley Doc
Wow, what a fantastic collection!
02/26/2013 - 11:59
Does your son or daughetr share your passion for Art Deco objects as well? Will you hand it down to them sometime down the road?
Yes :-) It's all for I'm really collecting,
02/26/2013 - 16:34
When I'm gone they may chose what they want for themselves and what they will sell, as my sister and did when my Mother passed away. This a nice Fabergé for my daughter on her dressing table smiley and perhaps for my son this nice walking cane to evening dress smiley thanks my friend Doc
I love the Lalique vase
02/26/2013 - 14:46
A few years ago, "I kind of felt in love" with the ATO brand and especially the ATO clock. ATO was a brand from Léon Hatot, who was both a brilliant engineer inventing some electrical movement (such as the one in this clock) in the 30iessome interesting wristwatch movements but also a fantastic jeweller who could easily compete with the best of his time. The brand was sold by Jean-Claude Biver at the same tim as Blancpain (if I am not wrong): it seems that ATO let Blancpain used one of his movement. This brand disappeared a while ago but still is in the Swatch Group. Pictures - credit to Antiquorum I hope it is not against the rules to publish those other than V&C watches and clocks ? All the best to my fellow loungers, Berny
Re: I love the Lalique vase
02/26/2013 - 16:37
Thanks Berny, and I'm keeping my eyes open after that certain object, you know wink Doc
THE BOOK you all must have!
02/26/2013 - 16:42
By the man who invented the name "Art Deco", Bevis Hillier. Before him there were 50 different words for that kind of art. Buy it. Read it. One of the best, even if it's small it's the bible. Mine from 1968 in pocket! Worth what it costs, at any antiquarian, and fun reading, to smiley Cheers Doc
A great reminder Doc
02/26/2013 - 17:09
that appreciation of art in all forms is important to being a complete person yes.  Thanks for the tip on the Art Deco book!
Lovely collection of art deco, Mats.
02/26/2013 - 18:34
I will definitely check out the book. Best, Joseph
Joseph my dear friend,
02/27/2013 - 20:51
you are definitely the man to enjoy reading it smiley Check 'ABE books' or even Ebay! Good luck yes Mats
Re: Joseph my dear friend,
02/28/2013 - 18:01
Hahaha! I already have. I usually go to Abebooks first. Best wishes, Joseph
Hello Doc!
03/02/2013 - 10:32
Dear Doc, It is always a pleasure to find fellow Loungers sharing similar interests - and not necessarily just time pieces! As a collector of Lalique crystal, I think your vase is exquisite!  My own preferences are nudes...will post some pics in the coming weeks! With best regards JAMES
Nice my friend, another aficionado :-) nt
03/03/2013 - 15:07
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