Auction 134C

Murano Glass

12. October 2017 at 3:00 PM CEST


Murano Glass – October 12, 2017

Works by Ercole Barovier and Fulvio Bianconi are among the highlights of the 180 lots of this auction. Passionate draughtsman Bianconi is present with four exquisite 'Pezzato' vases at once (1950), with estimates between €6,000 and 14,000. A 'Pezzato' bottle, whose décor combines milky (lattimo) red, green, blue and white murrhines and translucent red, green and black murrhines is rarely seen on the market. A 'Donna' from a private collection illustrates Bianconi's skill of making elegant figurative renderings with only a few movements of a pair of tongs (€20,000-24,000). Moreover, Ercole Barovier's 'Sidone' vase (1957, €10,000-15,000) is among the highlights of the choice. Barovier's love of experimentation can be seen in several other designs from the 1940s and 1950s, for example a 'Tessere ambra' bowl (1957, €3,600-4,200), a 'Lenti' vase with blue and gold inclusions (1940, €3,000-4,000). Carlo Scarpa is present with one of this classic ball-shaped 'Incamiciato' vases (1925).

Report on 134C 'Murano Glass' – 12 October 2017

Exquisite prices for exquisite Murano Glass objects.

Once more the auction succeeded in convincing bidders with extraordinary objects. Especially the 'Scozzese' vase by Fulvio Bianconi created suspense on the auction floor, more than doubling its estimate. It finally received €50,000.

Moreover, the unicum 'Pezzati' vase by Ercole Barovier sprang a surprise. Called up at €1,000, the bids went up and up until the hammer fell at €24,000 in the end.

Purchase unsold lots in the post-auction sale until 3 November.