In the 1980s, companies like Dynasty and Andre Richard Co. manufactured lines of Deco-style ceramic swan washcloth holders (the rags or hand towels would rest on the swan’s back, at times rolled).
Now staples of the “Figurine” shelves at your local Goodwill and increasingly making an appearance on eBay and Etsy, they couldn’t help but catch our eye. Especially when we found the purple-hued swan shown at the far left, which broadened the spectrum of these goodies typically found in peach, mauve, forest green and country blue tones.Rather than using these ’80s Deco ceramics to hold towels, perhaps displaying them in a colorful row makes a bigger statement! They’ve definitely got something. But is that something a rad flashback to ’80s Art Deco revival style, or do these little treasures represent a fad that’s seen better days? We can’t seem to help ourselves…
…but Mirror80 wants to hear from YOU:
Are ’80s ceramic swans still rad or a long-forgotten fad?
Leave a comment and tell us what you think!