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Mid-Century Modern964 of 1247GULOTTA / PRINCE 1000 CHROMATICSFound at Salvation Army
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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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I am collecting a set of these pieces designed by Gerald Gulotta and Jack Prince. There is plenty of information on Gerald Gulotta on the net but it is difficult to find information about Jack Prince. I'd like to hear from anyone who might know more about this New York designer!
The colours of the Chromatics pieces are an invention of Jack Prince. The range was in ten tones of gold-brown, pink-lavender or grey-beige.
I've come across a series of designs that Jack Prince did for Block ceramics. The ceramics were produced by Bernarda Portugal, Langenthal in Switzerland and of course by Arzberg in (West) Germany in the seventies: the "Panton era". Harmony Sextet is a great series and there is another Transition Evolution that is interesting too.

But I have a preference for "1000 Chromatics".
Check out the Brooklyn Museum setting here:
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/159093/Bowl_Chromatics_Line

I've been looking for more information on Jack Prince. I think he may have had a fabric design business in the 70's in New York - certainly someone by that name did work for Liberty's. Perhaps he branched out into ceramics with Gerald Gulotta?

The bowls I have here can be stacked with the saucers for the cups I have already shown. I note the concave and convex edges created by these pieces reflect the design of the glasses and cups. Gulotta's shapes were quite clever. I have seen some of the patent applications he made for his designs and they show a partnership between Gulotta and the Block family going back to 1966.
http://www.google.com/patents/USD210476.pdf

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  1. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Aren't the colours just wonderful!? .....:-)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Bellin and inky! I agree about the choice of colour combos. They could well have been planning 1000 different colour combinations! Remember those cards you used to get for paints at the hardware stores? These days it's all computerised.
  3. inky inky, 2 years ago
    YES!!.. that's what it reminds me of!....:-)
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    great pop design! love the two shapes for the cups/mugs :)
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks austro!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Amber!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Maggie-Dog!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony! You've been digging deep!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks bratjdd!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 11 months ago
    beautiful collection of the arzberg!!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN and AGHCOLLECT!
  14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 11 months ago
    your very Kevin!!!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks KAREN.
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks VINTAGEFRAN 'n MSL too!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks VALENTINO!

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