Saturday, June 6, 2009

La Gardo Tackett decanter

Friends of mine will not be surprised to see this decanter in my shop, as for sometime now I've had an odd love-hate relationship with the humble moustache. The moustache on this piece is far from humble though!
I believe this piece was designed by La Gardo Tackett, a California-based ceramics designer who produced a modernist utilitarian ware line for Schmid International in the late 1950s/early 1960s. His work is highly sought after today.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

1960s plate

A friend of mine pointed out that the shop was looking very nice but there are an awful lot of toys in it. I have a thing about vintage toys and I think a few about the place can add that hint of quirk I'm always talking about. However, my friend is right and it's about time I started listing a few more practical items - and I've got plenty to add. This plate has masses of vintage appeal and wouldn't your cupcakes look great presented on it?