20th-century Italian glass goes solo at Wright auction Jan.25

Italian glass

Archimede Seguso, rare Ad Anelli vase, Vetreria Archimede Seguso, 1948, internally decorated ribbed glass, 10 in high x 12.75 in diameter. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Wright image

CHICAGO – Wright is will continue its groundbreaking auction series of important Italian glass with a 75-lot sale devoted to that category on Thursday, Jan. 25. This highly vetted sale will feature seminal works of 20th century Murano glass chosen from several international private collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The foremost names in Italian art glass are featured in this auction such as Seguso, Scarpa, Barovier and Venini.

Seven pieces by Archimede Seguso are included in the auction, led by a rare Ad Anelli vase produced in 1948 of internally decorated ribbed glass (above). It measures 10 inches high by 12 ¾ inches in diameter and has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate.

From Artisti Barovier is an 11 1/3-inch vase cristallo sfumato glass with applied polychrome murine (below). Made circa 1918, this colorful vase has a $40,000-$60,000 estimate.

Italian glass

Artisti Barovier, Murrine Applicate vase, circa 1918-19, 11.75 in high x 5.5 in diameter. Estimate: 40,000-$60,000. Wright image

A rare Inciso Velato vase, model 3791, by Carlo Scarpa (below) is 12 ¾ inches high and is expected to sell for as much as $50,000.

Italian glass

Carlo Scarpa, Inciso Velato vase, model 3791, Venini, 1940, wheel-ground glass with velato surface, 12.75 in h x 7 in diameter. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Wright image

Italian glass from the 1950s includes a monumental Fasce Orizzontale vase, model 1522, from Venini. The 17-inch-tall vase is signed with a three-line acid stamp to the underside: “Venini/Murano/Italia.”

Italian glass

Fasce Orizzontale vase, model 1522, Venini, 1953, 17 in high x 9 in diameter. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Wright image

Made in the mid-1970s is rare Sirena figure Alfredo Barbini after Napoleone Martinuzzi by Pauly & C. The work, which is composed of red pasta di vetro glass with gold leaf, stands 9 ½ inches high.

Italian glass

Alfredo Barbini after Napoleone Martinuzzi, Pauly & C., Sirena figure, circa 1975, 9.5 in high x 8 in wide x 4.5 in deep. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Wright image

This Wright auction is curated by experts Jim Oliveira and Sara Blumberg.