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October 30, 2014, 02:29 PM

Studio pottery and more at Gaze modern design

By Thornton Kay

Fractal ceramic wall plaque [all photos Gaze

Jeka 'Verona' aluminium flying saucer pendant
Three machinists or office seats
Herbert Terry Anglepoise 1227

Norfolk, UK - Among the many lots of 1960s and later studio pottery at the Gaze modern design sale on Saturday is a Gustavsberg wall plaque estimated at 10 - 15 by Swedish ceramicist Britt Louise Sundell-Nemes, born 1928, who has pieces in collections worldwide including MoMA. The image seems to be of birds in a fractal setting. Fractal art developed from the 1980s onwards, but this piece looks more 1960s, so either Britt Sundell was well ahead of the pack in 1960, or her 1980s fractal designs looked like they were a 60s throwback.

An early Herbert Terry original gold coloured anglepoise is estimated at 30 - 45. Herbert Terry began a winding spring business in a terraced house in Redditch in the early 1900s. In 1932 engineer George Carwardine developed a lamp which balanced a light bulb in three planes of movement, possibly for an engineering workshop, for which he needed springs and turned to Herbert Terry & Sons to make them. Terry liked the design and licenced it and so began the manufacture of the Anglepoise 1208, in 1933, which used 4 springs. The company next designed a more institutional and domestic lamp and it went on to produce the incredibly successful classic three-spring Anglepoise 1227 around 1935.

Three early moulded plywood and steel office or machinist's chairs, catalogued as Pagholz, are estimated at 20 - 30. And a 60s or 70s flying saucer Jeka Metaltryk 'Verona' pendant lamp, lot 5475, is one of several similar in the lighting section of this sale, estimated at 30 - 45.

This Gaze auction can be bid online at The Saleroom which now offers a packaging and transport service.

T W Gaze Llp

Story Type:  Auction Report

ID: 85778

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