Auktionshaus Dr. Fischer to sell fine European and studio glass on Oct. 18

Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova's 1958 rendition of the famous sculpture The Kiss could sell for $24,500-$31,900. Image courtesy Auctionhaus Dr. Fischer.

Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova’s 1958 rendition of the famous sculpture The Kiss could sell for $24,500-$31,900. Image courtesy Auctionhaus Dr. Fischer.

HEILBRONN, Germany – Auktionshaus Dr. Fischer will present more than 1,100 lots of fine European and studio glass at the auctioneer’s fall sale that has been dubbed El Dorado. The Oct. 18 auction will start at 1 a.m. Pacific (4 a.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. European Time).

The title piece is an El Dorado vase by Italy’s Dino Martens, which is estimated to sell for $11,625. Another beauty of the post-1950s category is a Merletto vase by Archimede Seguso, which is expected to top $13,600. Other famous Murano glassmakers represented will be Venini, Barovier Toso, Barbini and Cenedese.

In colorful French Art Deco and Art Nouveau glass will be a vase with a cut crocus decoration by Daum Freres, estimated at $16,450. A rare example by Burgun, Schverer  & Co. is estimated at $20,550.

Also featured will be many beautiful items from all the famous French glassmakers including Daum, Galle and Lallique. There will also be a collection by Fachschule Steinschoenau and Fachschule Haida, and designs by Adolf Beckert, Heinrich Strehlow and Pau Eiselt.

The studio glass category reads like a who’s who of modern Czech glass artists, with rare items made by Ivo Rozsipal, Gizela Sabokova, Blanka Adensamova and Jiri Harcuba. An outstanding vase by Lubomir Blecha is estimated at $11,525.

The auction will also feature art glass by Stanislav Libensky, Jaroslava Brychtova, Harvey K. Littleton and Dale Chihuly. Also included will be a rare collection of fine enamel glass, chemist’s vessels and outstanding paperweights.

For more information e-mail: liveauctions@auctions-fischer.de or phone: 74074 – +49-7131-1555730.

Click here to view Auctionhaus Dr. Fischer’s complete catalog.