Kent Forrest Ipsen may be regarded as one of the pioneers of the Studio Glass movement in the United States. He formerly chaired the crafts department and founded the glass program at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts. His pieces are in the private collections at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Vatican Museum; etched signature 'Kent F. Ipsen '72'; excellent vintage condition
this explosive brutalist iron nail sculpture contrasting the cold black steel iron nails and the warm buffed-brass brazing combing artistic design, geometric form and the high quality of the braze; excellent vintage condition with no visible condition issues, signed by the artist
a fine example from the Leeds factory Burmantofts faïence, with pierced neck and shoulder and adorned overall with incised decoration; excellent antique condition with overall minor wear consistent with age; stamped to underside 'Burmantofts Faience, 504 EAS', examples of Burmantofts faience can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramic collection
black lacquer over a hand-made wooden box; the hinged lid adorned with a well-delineated and expressive basset hound face; the interior with removable slats and a small stamp box with carved mother-of-pearl pull; some discoloration to moire silk lining; good antique condition with overall even wear and fine craquelure
each tall vase adorned with 3 reserves depicting various outdoor scenes all between perimeter
bands of running wild animals in a thick forest setting; overall good condition with some
chips and wear.
height-30 1/2" diameter-11"
late 19th century