After the Army, a late-1950s European education, and a position as buyer and merchandise manager of china and glassware at Tiffany & Co. in NYC, Ron Schwarz moved to San Francisco, where we cofounded Ronald James, “the most unusual china store in America.” He went on to become head of interior design and furniture at the old Gump’s on Post Street until it was sold. Today Ron designs furniture, carpets, china services, and custom dinnerware for private clients. Still collecting and always upgrading, he’s on a perpetual search for the finest.
Late-19th-century tapering square hand-painted chinoiserie vase with vibrant
flowering branches in yellow, red, blue, green and gold gilt accents. Marked "Hand Painted, Nippon" with the Morimura Brothers, Japan hallmark. Light wear, loss of gold.
Large matte finish cobalt blue Limoges vase with
silver and gold fans as well as colorful iridescent flowers from the French Art Deco period, 1890-1920. Signed “E.J. Cummings” and stamped “Limoges, France.” Some wear with scuffs to sides.
Large midcentury hand-painted vase depicting highly-detailed colorful riders,
horses and soldiers engaged in battle across an imperial yellow ground. Marked on the underside. Light wear with crazing and discoloration under the rim.