Creating a home that looks richly collected rather than “designed” is one of Michael S Smith’s hallmarks. The acclaimed designer travels the world for inspiration. A scholar of all things decorative, he seamlessly incorporates tribal textiles and antique tapestries with vintage sterling tea sets and Blue Willow china in his stunning spaces.
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.
Handblown Venetian glass vase in pale pink with
silver flecks throughout. Sides decorated with applied pale blue flowers and light green leaves. Ground pontil on base. No maker's mark. One tiny foot rim nick.
Pair of Wilhelm Kage's Argenta vases manufactured by
Gustavsberg. "Argenta" was Wilhelm Kage's series of luxurious, emerald-green glazed ceramics, often with neoclassical-style decoration applied in sterling silver. Mythological themes and imagery relating to the sea predominated, with highly detailed flowers ...