Murano Glass

Post auction report

Fulvio Bianconi was the star of the auction

As expected, Fulvio Bianconi was the star of the Murano auction. His 'Donna' vase in the shape of a female torso, taxed between €9,000 and 12,000, was sold to an US-American collector for €11,000. It is this 'Donna' vase that had been featured in the large 'Bianconi' retrospective at Stanze del Vetro in Venice last year.

A Munich-based Murano aficionado secured himself the cover lot for its lower tax of €8,000. This very early and rare vase with the famous 'Pezzato' pattern outdistanced two other vases of the same pattern, which had been knocked down at €2,200 and €3,600 respectively.

After a fervent bidding combat, an important German Murano collector got the upper hand at Ercole Barovier's 'Opalino a fiamma' vase for €8,000, it had been called up at €4,000. Barovier's 'Variazione Christian Dior' bottle, a later work from the year 1969, was secured by another German collector for its lower tax of €5,000.

Many other pieces by Barovier and works by Carlo Scarpa as well were in high demand with the international clientèle.