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Text in italics is from the artist or seller, the rest is probably mine.

(20Mar13)

A second teapot acquired and this for only £3.19.

Entirely different from the perfectly-formed teapot bought in 2001 at considerably greater expense (see below), it is just as attractive in its own way.

The image is from the ebay entry: I'll take a beter snap eventually. Here's the sales patter, "Colourful Enesco Tea Pot - holds 1.5 fluid pint / base stamped Mondrian - MF 19048 - Tea pot Enesco Ltd / not dishwasher & Microwave safe / there is a very small chip on the inner rim of the inside lid - it's the little bit that juts out on the underside of the lid & goes under the inner rim when putting the lid on - barely noticable & does not affect it in any way / pour's [sic] well with no dripping / approx size with lid on 6" x base diameter 4" - approx 16" at widest part around middle of tea Pot / a nice very clean collectable item / thank you for viewing".
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(17Jan13)

A teapot from Taiwan, selling on ebay for £60. The influence is clear, but they could at least try and spell the name correctly. The maker is described as "12580-CK LTD Taiwan" which isn't far from CBK who made the jug below (very similar design) and the picture frame.

I was not tempted to bid.
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A Mondrian jug made in Taiwan. and here's another product from the same company.
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(15th September 2001)

Mondrian Teapot

Well I bought it, the most expensive item in the collection, so far. [Oct 2011, I'm not sure what I paid for it, perhaps $60, but it is still the most expensive item in the collection, though maybe not the most valuable.]
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(15th June 2002)

Cappuccino Cup Mondrian

I missed the end of an auction for a pair of these at £6ish in September 2011.

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(9th Sep 2002)

Mondrian Trinket Box

Remember the Mondrian craze of the late 60's? This trinket box is done with a Mondrian design, brings back plenty of memories. It measures 5" in diameter and is unmarked. There is one tiny flea on the underside of the rim of the lid which is extremely hard to see (see photo below), but is otherwise in excellent condition
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(16th Jul 2002)

One of four mugs, rather over-priced on eBay. Nice [although more TvD than PM], but not worth the price asked.

4 VANDOR NEW WAVE memphis MUGS MONDRIAN 1980
THESE FOUR ANGULAR MUGS ARE IN THEIR ORIGINAL SHIPPING BOX MARKED "A/#231 4PCS JAPAN" THIS IS HALF OF, FROM WHAT I LEARN IS A SET OF EIGHT DESIGNS MARKETED IN THE EARLY 80'S. SEE MY RELATED AUCTION FOR THE OTHER 4 MUGS. All still have the original sticker on the bottom reading "Vandor c 1980 MADE IN JAPAN". All in great condition and seemingly never used,they are a great period piece. Designed in 1980 and marketed for just a few short years to mix 'n match with the styles of the new wave Memphis craze.


The second was one of the best finds in The Collection, 20p in a Cotgrave charity shop.

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(22nd Feb 2002)

Mondrian Cow, found in the Google Images

(22nd Apr 2002) I have recently discovered what this Cow Parade thing is all about. There are good and bad cows with marvellous and terrible names. There also seem to be two makers of these things, and those which are readily available do not include Moondrian and Broadway Boogie Woogie. This is a shame, as I would really like to get hold of these. The third is Mooma, which is generally available.

I have a "plush" here.
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(22nd Feb 2002)

Sushi Tray, from Google Images
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(22nd Feb 2002)

EAMES/MOD/50s/60s ABSTRACT CERAMIC TRAY/MAT AWSOME [sic]! NO RES This ceramic tray is awsome [as above]! Inspired by Mondrian and the Modern, it shows an irregular combination of red, yellow, brown and black rectangles with thick black, somewhat sketchy, outlines. The result is very successful and highly decorative. The ceramic work is inserted in an elegant medium brown wood. Was used, and has a number of specks and crazing due to heat. Overall in good condition.
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(24th Mar 2002)

MONDRIAN inspired art mosaic tiles
This set includes 6 hand-painted tiles.
The ceramic tiles are 2x2"
Paint has been heat set and has a durable, high-gloss permanent finish. Tiles are bright and fun. When cut into small squares these make a very interesting pattern. Recommend sand-free grout.


I bought 2 sets from Roberta - here's the second, painted at my suggestion. They are excellent products.

Unfortunately, the link to Roberta's site has died.

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(18th May 2002)

Mondrian Picture Frame

This is made by the same company as the Jug at the top of the page - CBK Ltd of Taiwan

The cartoon postcard is also shown in Homages.
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(4th November 2001)

from Google Images

Dawn Oakford - Artist's Statement.
In 1988, after a period of eight years as an art teacher, I returned to Hobart to embark on post graduate studies at the Centre for the Arts. On this my second visit I wished to add to that valuable grounding by learning adifferent, more industry-based technique - that of slip casting.
I enjoy the faceted and asymmetrical forms that slip casting enables me to produce. The angular, geometric shapes that I prefer derive from my fascination with the work of the Futurists, and the Expressionists, particularly Franz Marc.
I now work from my studio at home producing a range of limited edition table ware that draws inspiration from Australian wildlife. More recently, I've been working on specialty "one-off" teapots for exhibition in various group shows across the nation. Such teapots acknowledge the many sources from which I derive inspiration. Hence "Tea with Sonia" and "Mondrian Musings".
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(8th Jul 2002)

This tile is by a one-time fellow-member of De Stijl.
APPEL TILE LIKE DELFT THE STIJLE VAN DER LECK
This week we have four DUTCH tiles at auction designed by Bart van der Leck age and period unknown but in a good condition and designed by one of the famous Dutch Artists who worked in the De Stijl movement like mondriaan and Rietveld one of the great examples's of the Dutch ART in the past century. See also the other one's we have as sayed four different one's. The shipping is for one $ 17 and every one more a additional $ 5.


I was going to bid, but my favourite sold for $250 - that's several months' budget for the Collection. So it goes. Here are the other three tiles.
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(4th November 2001)

This striking glass bowl was inspired by Piet Mondriaan. Brightly coloured glass is fused together and then slumped to provide you with a piece of art by KilnArt Studio in Victoria. Because of the nature of the process each coloured glass field size may vary from piece to piece. 6" diameter, food safe, not recommended for dishwasher. GL 3213 $55.00,
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(1st Sep 2002)

I nearly bought this, but $20 is over the top.

UNIQUE MURANO GLASS MONDRIAN STYLE PLATE
This is a wonderfully unique paperweight from the collection of Piero Ragazzi. His work is characterized by the shape, design, and color of the piece, which is modern in its look and feel, yet created using the ancient techniques of a master who follows the age-old culture and tradition of Murano Glass "par excellence". Ragazzi drew his inspiration for this piece from the work of the modern artist Piet Mondrian. It is simply fantastic, and is sure to delight the serious collector of Murano Glass and fine glass artwork! This beautiful piece measures 3.75" in diameter, and is in excellent condition.
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(15th Jun 2002)

These keep popping up on eBay described a "Mondrian" and selling for £50. Can't understand why on either point.

This beautiful Wedgwood Clarice Cliff vase is of the Mondrian design. It is a limited edition piece, in perfect condition. It has a certificate of authenticity

(15th Dec 2002)

This is rather better, on eBay for a mere $1,000.

clarice cliff MONDRIAN CONICAL CUP & SUCER

A VERY RARE FIND, A CONICAL CUP AND SAUCER FROM A TEA FOR TWO SET IN MINT PERFECT CONDITION IN THE RARE PATTERN - MONDRIAN. NO CHIPS, SCRATCHES, MARKS, RESTORATION OR OVERPAINTING GUARANTEED. FANTASQUE AND BIZARRE MARKS FOR BOTH PIECES TO THE BASE.
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(15th Jun 2002)

This, by contrast, is nearly a thing of beauty. Shame about the green.

ERPHILA ART POTTERY CZECH ART DECO MONDRIAN
4 INCH TALL ERPHILA ART POTTERY FLOWER POT. CZECHESLOVAKIA. HAND APPLIED GLAZE IN PIET MONDRIAN STYLE. ART DECO ERA. NUMBER 2662 IMPRESSED INTO BOTTOM. CHIPPED IN 2 SPOTS UNDER CORNERS BARELY NOTICEABLE. VERY FINE VERTICAL HAIRLINE CRACK APPROXIMATELY 1.5" STARTING FROM TOP. STILL A VERY REPRESENTATIVE PIECE FROM THE ERA. GREAT COLORS.
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