Two Birds Antiques and Collectibles

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A TREASURE HUNT AND FINDING THAT SPECIAL ITEM THAT CALLS YOUR NAME.

A beautifully aged country table, a unique piece of art, a perfect decor accent that defines your personality and style.  One doesn’t really need much, only to adore the things one does have. Antiquing and collecting bring new life to old things. You won’t find them at a box store, you can’t make them, you can only hope that they will find their way to you.  That’s the fun of collecting antiques and lost treasures.

As hunters and gatherers of primitive, mid-century, fine and casual antiques and collectibles, Two Birds are purveyors of beautiful, old and unusual things.

We would love to share our treasures and expertise with you and help you in your own search for that something special.

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1.  Pair, Vintage, Inuit Hand-Crafted, Caribou and Soapstone Dolls

Item Price: $349

Item Description: Two exceptional, hand-crafted, Inuit dolls believed to be from the Baker Lake region, a hamlet in the Kivalliq Region, in Nun avut, located 320 km. inland from Hudson Bay.

Estimated to be created in the 1960s or 1970s. They are notable for their size, which is unusual at approximately 15” and 18” tall. Most Inuit dolls of the genre were much smaller, typically under 12”. The fine coil stitching around the face is also notable. Of caribou fur, hide and stone. These two male specimens are in very good condition for their age.

Authenticated by the Acting Curator at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, in the spring of 2020. The Glenbow Museum does not have a doll in their collection quite like either of these. The Glenbow Museum has similar, but smaller, Inuit doll samples.

Single doll purchase is $190.

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2.  Vintage/Antique, Hand-crafted, Brass and Copper Hunter’s Horn

Item Price: $79

Item Description: Certainly unique … and something of a mystery!

With its purpose and origin unclear, an inquiry was made in October, 2020, to Tack Again, of Leeds, United Kingdom. Among many things, Tack Again are specialists in modern, vintage and antique fox hunting items. Although similar horns can be found online as being European, Tack Again interestingly reported:

“It looks Indian-made … It appears to have the wider reed section near to the mouth-piece similar to that used in the old bulb type car horns. Generally, these were imported as novelty or display items. If it was ever used for hunting purposes it would have been on the sub-continent (i.e. India or Pakistan). It is not the type of hunting horn commonly used by huntsmen in Europe or North America.”

The horn measures 13.5” to 14” in length with a 2.5” bell (open end). The brass reed is welded within the detachable mouth-piece and, yes, it blows a mighty loud, duck-sounding blast. The brass patina has been left in its naturally aged condition. Many brass and copper collectors prefer their metals in their original tarnished form. Its condition is good, with what appears to be original silk strap and tassles. A single dent appears on its undersurface, which can be seen in the photograph.

A mystery indeed but, nonetheless, a fun addition for the hunter or eclectic collector. Enjoy!

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3.  Set (6) Vintage, Bohemian Czechoslovakian, Coloured, Jeweled/Filigree Wine Glasses

Item Price: $79

Item Description: Bling, bling! Such a rare find!

Love this set of six Czechoslovakian dazzling, jeweled and gilded, four-ounce wine glasses. They will have you friends talking. Glasses measure 5″ tall with a 3″ lip. All have gold gilt, presumably 24 carat, as most research seems to indicate, with a centered red glass jewel.

In different colours, they are cranberry, tobacco orange, cobalt blue, smoky grey, emerald green and yellow gold. The gold gilt and colour wear are in good condition for their age with only a little wear seen on the filigree floral and vine pattern on select pieces. Please know that the cobalt blue glass has a very small chip in the base, which can be seen in its photo. One red jewel is missing from the tobacco glass, which can be easily replaced with a trip to Michaels or your favourite craft store.

Marvel at their uniqueness … and cheers! 🙂

REDUCED FROM $99!

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4.  Vintage, Unique, GOUDA Zuid, Dutch, Art Pottery Dish

Item Price: $148

Item Description: A lovely and most unusual Gouda Zuid Holland Pottery presentation dish decorated with a central floral scene in brown, gold yellow and blue tones on a cream background. It has wonderful, complementary olive edging. Its undersurface is a surprising, bright blue green, raised on three ball legs. Although the pattern is difficult to find, and thus date, research on like items reveals that is likely from 1953.

Its condition is very good with no chips, crack or crazing. It measures 8” wide and 2” tall. This would be a unique and wonderful addition to any mid-century, Dutch or ceramic collection.

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5.  Antique, 1900c., ARS Florentiae, Galleria Pitti of Uffizi, Art Card Book of Italian Masters from 1300c to 1600c

Item Price: $99

Item Description: Antique, Italian, Galleria Pitti of Uffizi, art book with 24 complete double-sided pages of classic prints by Italian Masters of the 14th to 16th centuries, including that of Botticelli, Raffaello, Tiziano, Sanzio and Giorgione. Each page is separated by preserving parchment. Estimated to be circa 1900.

Similar books are found as post-card collector books. A recent opinion by a book antiquarian is that this particular 10″ x 8″ larger size may indicate the book to be one of a “deluxe” print edition, It is wonderful that all the pages and parchment are intact and that there are no stains to any of the pages.
Enjoy this early art lesson!

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6.  Vintage, Artist-signed, Danish Art Glass Dish By Per Lutken, 1961 c.

Item Price: $236

Item Description: A wonderful, densely weighted, art glass piece by renown, mid-century, Danish designer Per Lütken, for Holmegaard of Denmark (est. 1825 by Countess Henriette Denneskiold-Samsøe).

Lütken is reported to have set his signature on the history of Danish glassmaking, designing more than 3,000 pieces of glass for Holmegaard, a company for whom he worked from 1942 and until his death in 1998. This smoky grey, ovoid-shaped art glass dish with an offset centre bowl from 1961 has a wonderful organic flow and is exceptionally heavy for its size at almost 5 lbs and 5 oz.

An exceptional art addition to any richly designed, mid-century or modern home.

In excellent vintage condition, showing little or no wear with approximate dimensions of 7” diameter, 2.25”-2.5” depth with a center bowl measuring 4” x 3” across.

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7.  Vintage, .73ct, 10kt. Gold, Cluster, Pear-shaped Ring and/or Pendant/Chain

Item Price: Price Reduced! $499

Item Description: Just stunning! A wonderful, diamond, pear-shaped, cluster ring, pendant or set from the 1970s – the latter a perfect combination for a wedding, graduation, or special occasion. Recently professionally cleaned and evaluated (November) to reveal a few wonderful details about the set.

• 10 kt gold weighing 3.08 gr (ring) and 2.32 gr (pendant)
• Ring and pendant respectively contain 56 individual round and
baguette diamonds (112 in total)
• Diamonds collectively weigh .73ct
• Length of each is just over .5″, width is .5″
• Chain in 9” doubled
• The set is designer-stamped “VJ” within a heart.

Acquired through an estate whose owner reported it was from the 1970s. It will be difficult to find another set quite like it! Enjoy!

Ring and pendant are sold separately but, as a set, are available at a 10% DISCOUNT.

PRICE REDUCED FROM $595
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8.  Art Nouveau/Deco Cast Brass Boudoir/Table Lamp – most unusual

Item Price: Price reduced! $345

Item Description: Exceptionally heavy, most unusual, cast brass art nouveau/deco, boudoir, desk or table lamp.

The shade is striking. It is made of two materials, a double-lined fabric, possibly silk, and an ornate brass presentation of what appears to be three pair of anthropomorphic gryphons (human heads) on either side of three large floral urns. Most detailed and very much in the manner of Oscar Bruno Bach, a German born craftsman (1884-1957) reported to be one of the most technically skilled and commercially successful figures in the field of decorative metalwork during the first half of the 20th century.

From www.ocscarbach.org: “Oscar Bach’s design and production ranged from small and domestic to grand-scale architectural. His style was as diverse as his use of metals and included Arts & Crafts, Gothic, Renaissance, Spanish Baroque, Tudor Revival, and, on occasion, modern Art Deco. Thematically he was particularly fond of the zodiac, of lush scrolling grapevines, classical masks, mythological symbols and elements of the Italianate and Germanic grotesque. Oscar Bach’s work can be found in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Museum of Art, The Wolfsonian, and Reynolda House.” Please see the aforementionned website for further information on the works and career of Oscar Back.

The electrical cord is suspected not to be original to the lamp. The socket itself has a Made in Canada stamp. The lamp .is very heavy, weighing over six pounds for its 13.5” height (15” to top of the finial)

Confirmation of this lamp’s designer remains unconfirmed. If, indeed, the lamp is the work of Oscar Bach, it would be a very special acquisition.

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9.  Original, Abstract Oil by Cuban Artist Servando Cabrera Moreno, 1963

Item Price: Price Reduced! $2800

Item Description: Servando Cabrera Moreno (1923-1981) was a notable, creative Cuban artist whose work was largely inspired by the politics and social fabric of the 1930s, a time in which many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in power struggles and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. As a supporter of the Cuban Revolution, many of Moreno’s early paintings depict the Cuban peasantry. Stylistically, his paintings are rooted in the tradition of vanguardia, and are indebted to the work of artist Carlos Enríquez Gómez.

This large, exceptionally curious piece from 1963 followed shortly after perhaps Moreno’s best-known work, Milicias Campesinas (Rural Militias or Peasant Militias). The revolution was a turning point in Moreno’s work. He was sensitive to history and state of Cuban politics. It has been said that Cabrera Moreno was the first Cuban artist to depict the Cuban epic.

This piece is curious. Although it is from the same period as Rural Militias and shares the same colour palate, its thematic message is less clear. Is it whimsical and fun (note the daisy) or is it dark and dizzying? Perhaps it marks a shift to his next genre of art, which is very different in its style, colour and subject, that of the human figure, in a highly sensual, erotic landscape. The meaning or message of this particular piece is anyone’s guess.

On a biographical note, Moreno graduated from the San Alejandro Academy after completing studies at the Art Student’s League in New York and La Grande Chaumière in Paris. His first individual exhibition took place at the Lyceum, Havana, in 1943. He has also participated in many biennials in Venice, Mexico and São Paulo as well as other collective exhibitions. Cabrera Moreno has received a number of prizes at Cuban salons: a gold medal at the Panamerican Tampa Exhibition and silver medal at the International Joan Miró Drawing Contest in Barcelona. His work can be found throughout the world in museums, galleries and private collections.

This unusual, untitled piece is large, measuring 3’ x 4’. It was once stretched but has since been removed from its frame (date unknown) and was painted on a rough, patched canvass, perhaps a reflection of post-revolutionary hardship. The seller cannot confirm the paint material, perhaps oil, as was Rural Militias, or acrylic. Moreno’s signature is difficult to read but with a steady eye and right light, it becomes quite visible.

It is suggested that a buyer have this exceptional Servando Cabrera Moreno original professionally restored and/or mounted.

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10.  Vintage, 1950s, Scandinavian, Double-sided, Flat-weave, 100% Wool, Kilim Carpet

Item Price: $6200

Item Description: Just beautiful and seemingly a one-of-a kind piece, this 4’5” x 6.5” flat-weave, 100% wool Scandinavian carpet, in the Turkish kilim weave style, was purchased in the mid 1950s during a diplomatic posting of its single owner.

Most striking about this carpet is its rectangular patterns of sage green, blue-grey and soft black with lavender stitching, all which reverse to complementary tones on the back side. Double-sided, revealing lighter or darker tones, you can change it up for the seasons or your room décor.

The difference between a kilim area rug and a carpet or a pile rug is that whereas the design visible on a pile rug is made by individual short strands of different color being knotted onto the warps and held together by pressing the wefts tightly, kilim designs are made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flatweave. The kilim carpet is, as a result, appreciated for its more complex construction and greater durability.

From www.keivanwovenarts.com: Scandinavian rugs have been produced for centuries in many different countries of Scandinavia, including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Initially, Scandinavian rugs and carpets featured solid colors, such as white, gray, black and yellow, but over time, many geometric shapes and floral designs became common. Vintage Scandinavian rugs work very well in transitional interiors due to their Art Deco looks. Because Mid-Century Modern and Transitional design trends have risen in popularity, Scandinavian rugs have become in high demand.

Vintage double-sided Scandinavian kilim carpets market typically market between $5000 and $20,000.

At the time of this posting, the identity of the rug’s designer remained unknown. Its designer, however, is expected to have been from a renown design house. The single owner was also a collector of exceptional Scandinavian furniture, included pieces by Hans Wegner, Neils Otto Moller and Borge Mogensen.

Note:
This feature kilim has been professionally cleaned (January) but has not had repairs made to two worn areas. Those areas are small sections of the side edging and one corner, which has seen the abrasion of a couch or chair leg. These repairs can be arranged and completed privately by the buyer, or locally, by the seller, at a pre-agreed price. Please inquire.

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11.  Mid-century, Unusual, Danish Art Bowl By Noted Designer Nils Kähler

Item Price: Price reduced! $280

Item Description: The story of Kähler Keramik began in 1839, when the Holstein potter Herman J. Kähler opened a small ceramics workshop in the city of Noestved. However, it was not until his son, Herman August Kähler, better known as Herman A. Kähler, took over the workshop in 1875 that the ceramics adventure gathered speed. There followed a long line of Kähler descendants who continued and built upon the family pottery tradition and success.

Herman A. Kähler (1846 -1917) was a Danish ceramic designer and manufacturer who ran the Kähler ceramic factory (Kählers Keramiske Voerksted) in Noestved, Denmark until his death in 1917. He was later recognized as its Founder when, in 1913, designer Svend Hammershøi created a monogram seal with the letters HAK. The seal continued as the obligatory HAK signature that was marked into the base of all Kähler pieces.

Upon Herman A.’s death, son Herman Hans Christian Kähler (H.C.) assumed responsibility for the family pottery business. And, again, in 1940 after H.C.’s death, the next generation assumed control – with sons Herman J. Kähler (1904-1996) and Nils Kähler (1906-1979) who took the lead and achieved great success in exports after the end of the Second World War.

Nils Kähler was in the last generation of Kähler family line before the pottery closed in 1974. Today a new company produces pottery with the Kähler label but it´s not handmade in Denmark anymore.

At the time of this writing, a piece with similar glazing was not found online. The organic form bowl shape, however, has been cited as being attributable to Nils Kähler work in the 1950s. “Nils” also appears to be in the signature beneath the bowl alongside the HAK maker’s mark, giving it assured authenticity. Measures approximately 8” wide with a varying depth between 1.75” and 2.25”. Heavy at 1.75 lbs.

Enjoy this piece of mid-century Danish ceramic history!

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12.  Rare, Print/Book Illustration 1738 c. of “A Sea fight between Admiral Blake and the Spaniards”

Item Price: Price Reduced! $147

Item Description: Original 1738 c. print/book illustration, an etching, of a naval battle in the Anglo-Spanish War (1654-60) was created by John Lightbody for Jacob Hooper’s publication “An impartial history of the rebellion and civil wars in England, during the reign of King Charles the First 1738”.

This print is also preserved and held in storage at the British Museum, London, England. It features an active sea battle with ships firing cannon, some sinking, an occupied lifeboat and much war arena debris.

The title is lettered in cartouche, below which on the left can be read ‘Jn.o Lightbody Sculp.t’.

The print measures approximately 6” x 10” and is currently contained within a glass frame, which is purely for the print’s current protection in storage. The print will be shipped to the buyer without the frame.

For the collector of rare militaria, this would be an exceptional addition.

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13.  MCM, German Rosenthal, Porcelain, Console Bowl By Hans-Theo Baumann – 1950s

Item Price: $175

Item Description: Beautiful and rarely on market. Enjoy this 7.34″ wide by 1.5″ deep Rosenthal gold and black fine ceramic dish. Designed by Hans-Theo Baumann for the Rosenthal Studio Line in the 1950s, this straight sided dish was designed with a complex geometric pattern of gold on black. It is a wonderful talking piece. Few of exact design and colour appear on the market.

The dish’s weight is 573 gr. or 1 lb 4.2 oz. Condition is very good for age. No visible chips, very slight wear on black edge to white in two locations. Interior wear is consistent with age and use.

this piece of fine, mid-century Germany porcelain.

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14.  Signed, Tri-Panelled, French “Naughty Dogs” Print By Boris O’Klein, 1950s

Item Price: Price Reduced! $315

Item Description: Exceptionally rare, tri-paneled, signed Boris O’Klein colour print.

Russian-born Boris O’Klein (1895-1985) became a famed, French, anthropomorphic artist and cartoonist. O’Klein is known for his numerous prints and watercolors of dogs getting up to mischief, best known as his ‘naughty’ or ‘dirty dogs” series.

At the time of this post’s writing, this particular, tri-panelled print had not been found elsewhere online, making it an exceptional find for the O’Klein, anthropomorphic or French cartoon collector.

Its provenance is that of a single owner, acquired likely during WWII while posted in Europe as a RAF fighter pilot. Possibly, however, the same may have purchased it Winnipeg after the war, but before 1954, at the “Little Gallery”, the gallery at which it was framed as indicated on the back sticker. The Little Gallery, by owner Gordon A. Smith, was closed in 1954.

It has been left in its original frame from the 1950s when it was mounted (now without glass). A collector/buyer may wish to maintain this piece of framing history with the print or he/she may have their own ideas about what framing style is most suitable.

A unique Boris O’Klein collector print. Enjoy!

A second, also rare, signed O’Klein print is also available. It is also unusually large. Please inquire for photos and details.

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15.  You’ll be the coolest cat on the course! Vintage, complete, women’s grey/pink golf club set/bag

Item Price: Price reduced! $179

Item Description: And how much fun are these?

They don’t get much more perfect. This pristine set of right-handed, women’s, mid-century, Fazer Supra golf clubs (pink!) in a perfectly matched, pink and grey Rampion golf bag with cover seem to be a one-of-a-kind find. We haven’t found any replicas from our searches! As such, they are difficult to date but we estimate them to be from the late 1970s or early 1980s. Included in this amazing set are irons three though nine, a pitching wedge, putter, driver and woods three and five. A more contemporary pop-out resting stand is also included. You’ll be sure to impress your friends! Enjoy!

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