Most of them down. Still drawn to my "Eva" pitcher and creamer. Simple, elegant.
Here they are. Look at the dust. I am feeling bad that I could let them get they way. They are special to me. Let me tell you the story behind these two.
Eva Zeisel was a Hungarian artist. She was an amazing artist of modern design. When I began writing my blog today, I of course googled her, where I was saddened to find she died just days ago. Dec. 30, 2011. It was as if I felt the need to do a little homage for such an incredible woman.
Each piece I found goes for over $100 today. A very good deal at less than $1. However, it's not the monetary value that makes me cherish my pieces, it's the history behind her and her story. The strength and talent of woman living in different times and letting nothing stand in her way or creativity.
Crate and Barrel brought her works back a few years ago and they did very well.
Here is what Crate And Barrel had to say about her designs;
A sensuous, multifunctional shape with a pedigreed past is reborn for a new century. Originally designed in 1952 by world-renowned designer Eva Zeisel, this timeless sauce boat makes a comeback in a creamy neutral. Zeisel, considered one of the foremost designers of the 20th century, created sculptural pieces with rounded curves, arches, teardrops and wave motifs. Out of production for many years, during which time it became a collectors' item, this sauce boat has been resurrected just for us. Classic Century dinnerware also available.
Here is my collection. Thank You Eva. You will be missed.