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Sunday, September 15, 2013

In the store: Tea cart with Salvador Dali tiles

If you're looking for something unique...a real conversation piece...this piece is it. What could be cooler than a vintage tea cart with a top made of signed Salvador Dali tiles? This is not something you find every day, and I think it's one of the most interesting things we've ever had in the store.


Black iron tea cart

Alternate view

Top view

Signed Les Fléchettes tile



Background

Dali was paid $25,000 to produce the designs for the six tiles shown below. They were produced in a limited edition and were made of terracotta with an enamel design. The cart and tiles were manufactured by Maurice Duchin in 1954. A side table was also available.


Side table with Dali tiles (Left to right, top row: L'étoile de mer, Les Colombes, Le Soleil Végétal; 
bottom row: 
Le Baiser de FeuLes Fléchettes, Les Guitares)liveauctioneers.com
Side table in black
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    1. I love the tile design...so close to geometric, but with that Dali wonky asymmetry in the blue areas. :)

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  2. Any date on the tiles? They look so "Roy Lichtenstein"!

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    1. No, there is no date. I'll have to look at Lichtenstein's work. All I'm familiar with is his comic book style pop art.

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  3. I love your blog. This is a cool site and I wanted to post a little note to tell you, good job! Best wishes!!!

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  4. really awesome tile designs, i love so much

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