Sunday, June 23, 2013

Here’s the Key

For more than 2,500 years, the Greek Key motif has been showing up in designs and decorations. You can see the motif in the band of the helmet on this charioteer found in the excavations in Delphi, Greece,imageand in this section of classical architecture. image

Here at Halcyon House Antiques, we continue that classical tradition with several pieces featuring the Greek Key design. This beautiful porcelain bowl features a large Greek Key in gold and a midnight blue, with the curved gold sword and leaf pattern below it accenting the squareness of the key design. I could see this bowl filled with a beautifully-scented potpourri, or with a single perfect blossom like a magnolia floating in it.

We do have some vases and hurricane candle holders with Greek Key motifs on them. These hurricanes/vases come in clear, red, blue and green. Perfect for summer entertaining. And to light the candles in the hurricanes, we have decorative matches with the GK design.

Next, we have sweet little glass stands that would be perfect to display some stunning chocolates, or a selection of tiny cupcakes. Maybe even some hors d’oeuvres during a cocktail party.

Finally, we have a great clear and frosted glass bowl. How about filling this with cherries or strawberries? Or floating a beautiful hot pink rose in it. While you’re out and about, look out for Greek Key motifs in architecture, clothing and china and glassware. I bet you’ll see more than you’ve ever realized.

As ever, if you’re interested in anything shown above, please contact Eric at Halcyon House Antiques.

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