Fine examples of Venetian glass highlighted in Nova Ars sale April 12

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Fratelli Toso, Murano, blown glass vase, circa 1940. Estimate: €700-€800. Nova Ars image


ASTI, Italy – Nova Ars will present an interesting design collection of decorative arts of the 20th century – many made in Italy – at an online-only auction Wednesday, April 12. Absentee and Internet bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

More than 100 lots of art glass, ceramics, lighting and furniture by the world’s top designers comprise the catalog.

One of the top lots is a beautiful blown glass vase from the famed Fratelli Toso glasshouse in Murano, circa 1940. The colorful vase (above) stands about 6 3/4 inches high.

Another outstanding piece is an 8 3/4-inch-tall crystal vase by Flavio Poli for Seguso, model 7609, which features a swirl optic (below).


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Flavio Poli for Seguso vase. Estimate: €400-€500. Nova Ars image


To display such fine pieces a collector should have a Cristal Art glass cabinet. The example offered in the Nova Ars auction (below) dates to the early 1960s and retains its Cristal Art label.


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Cristal Art display cabinet, metal frame, circa 1960, 60.6in tall x 24in wide x 14in deep. Estimate: €600-€000. Nova Ars image


Lighting is always a prominent category at Nova Ars auctions, and this sale features a distinctive Gio Ponti “Candle” wall lamp, circa 1970s.


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Gio Ponti ‘Candle’ metal wall lamp, 20.4in high x 9.2in wide x 4in deep. Estimate: €800-€1,000. Nova Ars image


The sale also features two Maralunga upholstered armchairs designed by Vico Magistretti for Cassina, circa 1970. This is the first armchair produced with a folding backrest.


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Vico Magistretti, two Maralunga produced by Cassina, circa 1970. Estimate: €700-€800. Nova Ars image


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