Italian glass masterworks to be auctioned at Wright, June 13

Ercole Barovier Intarsio pieces for Barovier & Toso, 1961, include the 13 3/4-inch vase (center), which is estimated at $15,000-$20,000. Wright image

Ercole Barovier Intarsio pieces for Barovier & Toso, 1961, include the 13 3/4-inch vase (center), which is estimated at $15,000-$20,000. Wright image

CHICAGO – Wright will present the fourth single-owner auction devoted exclusively to masterworks of Italian glass on June 13 beginning at noon Central time. Important Italian Glass: Selected Masterworks from a Private New York Collection features more than 200 works from the most renowned manufacturers and designers of the 19th and 20th century.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

“More than 25 years in the making, this private collection catalogs the remarkable story of Murano glass with masterworks spanning a 100-year period of creativity and invention.,” notes Sara Blumberg and Jim Oliveira, curators of sale. “While the collection contains works from the most well-known manufacturers and designers, it most significantly presents the greatest collection of Barovier ever to come to market. From masterworks of Artisti and Artistica Barovier to pre- and postwar marvels of design by Ercole Barovier, this sale illustrates the extraordinary contribution of the Barovier family, one of the oldest in the history of blown glass.”

Highlights of the Wright specialty auction will be (from left): a Teodoro Wolf-Ferrari hexagonal Vetro Mosaico vase by Artisti Barovier, c. 1914, 16 1/4 inches, est. $40,000-$60,000; a Nicolo Barovier Vetro Mosaico vase by Vetreria Artistica, 1924-25, 8 1/4-inches, est. $30,000-$40,000; and an Artisti Barovier Vetro Mosaico vase, c. 1918, 7 1/2 inches, est. $30,000-$40,000. Wright image.

Highlights of the Wright specialty auction will be (from left): a Teodoro Wolf-Ferrari hexagonal Vetro Mosaico vase by Artisti Barovier, c. 1914, 16 1/4 inches, est. $40,000-$60,000; a Nicolo Barovier Vetro Mosaico vase by Vetreria Artistica, 1924-25, 8 1/4-inches, est. $30,000-$40,000; and an Artisti Barovier Vetro Mosaico vase, c. 1918, 7 1/2 inches, est. $30,000-$40,000. Wright image.

Another standout is this 9 3/4-inch-high Ercole Barovier prototype Tessere vase by Barovier & Toso, 1961, which has an estimate of $20,000-$30,000. Wright image.

Another standout is this 9 3/4-inch-high Ercole Barovier prototype Tessere vase by Barovier & Toso, 1961, which has an estimate of $20,000-$30,000. Wright image.

Flavio Poli and Alfredo Barbini created this rare and monumental Incamiciato vase, model Z1028, for Barovier Seguso Ferro in 1936. Standing 16 3/4 inches tall, it has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. Wright image.

Flavio Poli and Alfredo Barbini created this rare and monumental Incamiciato vase, model Z1028, for Barovier Seguso Ferro in 1936. Standing 16 3/4 inches tall, it has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. Wright image.

 

For details phone Wright at 312-235-4181 or email wright20.com.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.