Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Are These Eames Era 1960's or Not? Your Opinion?



Were iridescent paints used in the 1960's?



What do you think?



Made in the 1960's or not?



Oh and if you missed it in my last post, those gravel art pictures sold for a whopping $828!! They even look a little too new to be vintage, if you ask me. The back of them didn't look aged at all. Gee, if I made some, think I could get as much? ;)

I know, I know, always skeptical!
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20 comments:

  1. In my opinion i will said no, more 70's era ?? but i'm not a specialist.

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  2. guess my hubby knows...
    I go for 70's

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  3. I think they could be.
    I've just been trying to google the history of iridescent paint - could it be metallic paint instead? Not really sure what I'm talking about but I'm sure I've seen shiny sculptures like that from the mid mod era. Well, maybe not sure...
    For what it's worth - I think they look pretty cool.

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  4. Ha ha, I googled the history of iridescent paint too!! Didn't find anything so far.

    Yes, could be metallic. Advertised as "1960's" from someone's personal collection of eames era stuff, so...

    But I've bought a couple things advertised as "vintage, from an estate" only to discover they were brand spanking new (or new by a couple-few months).

    I passed on a Briard tray that almost matched these. but I couldn't pass them up, risk that they are newer or not...

    I'd love to make these in clay...

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  5. I'm not much help I haven't a clue! I usually buy stuff I like though whether repro or vintage, but then I guess if you're paying 'vintage' price you want to know that they are what they say they are!

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  6. Yes! Great way to put it, STM...

    "Vintage price".

    There is a difference between something made in 2002, and something made in 1962, in MY opinion, value-wise.

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  7. You passed on a Briard tray that looked like these? WHAT?! Where is it???????

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  8. I saw things just like this at Pier one a couple years ago, obviously a reproduction. But I would have no idea if these ones are old are not! Just thought I would throw my two cents in;) Great Blog BTW:)

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  9. Damn are you sure? Because I paid vintage cost for these. =(

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  10. lol! Those spammers think they can sneak in ads on MY blog?

    Muahahahaa...

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  11. I haven't clue on their provenance, but those are rad, Miss A! Suh-weet!

    Cheerio, mon ami!

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  12. Hey hey, Darlene =D

    Post up a rant so we can vent lol...

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  13. But ya'll already know I'm broke, lol... what else is there to rant about...? Hugs and love, Miss A... and I'll muster up something...

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  14. I go to ton of tag sale on Long Island and see those gravel things all the time. They are usually a couple of dollars.

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  15. Ok it's time to use the carbon-14 dating system ! :)

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  16. LOL! Used to do C-14 dating when I worked a different job in a land far far away lol...

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  17. Yes they are originally from Pier 1. Trust me, that many years flushed into the retail toilet...we had those puppies in our stores forever. Hope you didn't pay too much for them. :S

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