Half way through writing yesterday's post
I realized I had too much to show in just one post.
After finding a pair of Ben Seibel bookends
I thought I had exhausted my thrifting mojo for the weekend. Janel and I took a field trip to Encinitas to visit a house designed by Gretta Grossman
, after learning about it from Esoteric Survey
We poked around Encinitas for a bit before heading to one of our favorite consignment stores. In the process of which I found a new member for my Kachina family.
|Together at last.|
|The store was pretty great. Here's Janel modelling a blanket.|
I expected the consignment store to be completely picked over, and it kind of was, but I think we did okay anyway.
|I can't leave brass cats behind. Look how great they look together!|
|We don't pick up dish sets on principle, but this Block Chromatics set is exceptional. I had never heard of it, but apparently a set was featured in O magazine (guess I missed that one...). The beauty of the design is undeniable. These are from the Back and Beige set.|
While deciding on the Block set, I noticed some metal wall sculptures around the corner. I pulled one off the wall, and found a signature that I didn't recognize. The prices on these definitely gave pause, so I passed on the first. I was contorting myself into all sorts of positions looking for a signature on another, explaining to Janel how these things will be signed but who knows where, and then I glanced at this ugly enameled butterfly branch and saw "C. Jeré" almost immediately.
|Sorry for the photo quality, my already mediocre studio setup is even less conducive to shooting large objects. This is Three feet long and and over two wide.|
|The piece is actually way less ugly than I originally thought. Butterflies aren't my thing, but this would look great in the right space. It's dated 1966, which places it just two years after the founding of Artisan House.|
|It's even got original stickers on the back! |
|We picked up this second smaller piece too, which isn't signed, but is clearly either part of a set with the larger piece, or just obviously also from Artisan House.|
We paid WAY more than thrift prices for these, but I
think it's worth it. Early production date, condition, and original stickers all contribute to the value.
That's all for now. Here's a sunset since we've had some nice one's lately in San Diego.
Serendipitous! I found a C. Jere sculpture today! I love when that happens. Mine is similar to yours, leaves and a single butterfly. Now to price it!ReplyDelete
I *just* saw this–sorry to not reply sooner. I never get comments on the blog so I don't even look for them, lol. Yeah, oh all the Artisan House sculptures out there, it's funny that we both found ones with butterflies. Pricing these seems tricky...Delete