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					A Pezzati vase designed by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini. Signed: Venini 2002 Fulvio Bianconi; and, bears
original label. Cf: Illustrated in Venini Catalogue, item No. 704.05




A fine Sommerso bird figurine on ribbed branches highlighted with gold by Seguso, circa mid 1900s.
Unsigned as usual. Particularly noteworthy is the treatment of the tree trunk to simulate bark
A whimsical hollow Murrhine mallard (duck) by AVEM circa 3rd qtr 20th C. Unsigned as usual




A pair of flower-form Barovier & Toso glass and gold leaf candlesticks, circa mid 1900s
A fine Zanfirico bowl with gold, mid 1900s, probably by Barovier & Toso
A chiseled Sculpture by Salviati & Co. from a limited edition of 500, circa 3 rd qtr 20th C. Engraved Salviati
Venezia 39/500. Cf: Illustrated, Pena, Fifties Glass (see photograph)
A Sommerso vase designed by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d’Arte, circa 1950s. Unsigned as usual. Bears
generic import labels. Though a large number of sommerso vases are attributed to Poli, few, in fact, have
any association with Poli. Poli‟s sommerso‟s are almost always in muted colors. Should a sommerso be
“electric” in color it is almost certainly not the work of Poli




A Bullicante sommerso and gold foil vase by Archemede Seguso, circa mid 50s
A Scavo sommerso Swan figurine by Cenedese, circa 1960s. Bears engraved Cenedese AND the earlier
“foil backed” Cenedese label discontinued in the 3rd qtr of the 20th C. The scavo technique was meant to
impart the surface appearance of ancient/buried glass. Because the scavo technique produced noxious and
environmentally dangerous fumes, this technique was eventually banned




An Italian Bullicante bowl colored with powders on pedestal with applied gold foil decorated bow. Circa
mid 20th C
An early Latticinio vase with gold foil decorated applied handles, circa early to mid 20th C. Bears a Pauly
& C. showroom inventory label, possibly by Salviati & C. for Pauly. Pauly & C. is one of the oldest
premier Italian showrooms displaying works by various important Italian glassmakers. Cf: An historic
collection of Pauly & C. objects will be auctioned by Sotheby‟s (Italy), 13Sept05




A highly stylized Murano hot glass Sommerso figurine, circa 3rd qtr 20th C., possibly da Ros for Cenedese;
or, Poli (colors are typical but the form is undocumented). Bears very worn old paper label
A subtle Fascie Vase, employing powders, by Seguso, circa mid 20th C. Unsigned as usual




Left:

Fazzoletto vase (Hanky vase) designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini for Venini. Signed in script
Venini Italia. This signature was used from 1966-1971. Thereafter, a year date was added. Prior to this
period, an acid stencil signature was used

Right:
Fazzoletto vase (Hanky vase) designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini for Venini, circa mid 1900s.
BearsVenini generic Rooster “BC” label and partial acid stencil signature Venini Murano Italia (only a few
letters are visible under the most exacting angle/light). Nb: for Hanky‟s this size, partial/complete acid
signatures are often absent or incredibly difficult to see
A Murano Sommerso Basket, circa mid 1900s. Bears period generic import label. Though the maker is
unknown these are reasonably uncommon




Vaso Radiale, a vase designed by Giampaolo Seguso from the limited edition of 99 produced in 1993.
Engraved: Giamp Seguso Murano 66/99. Accompanying this vase is an original watercolor by G. Seguso ,
and a Certificate of Authenticity. Giamp. Seguso is the son of the monumentally important Archemede
Seguso and a member of one of the oldest and most famous Italian glass families. Cf: Rosa Barovier
Mentasti, La Galleria Dei 99, L’Incalmo, # 27, p. 112. Seguso USA Showroom, 41 Madison Avenue, NY,
NY 10010
An internally decorated, cased and hot sculpted vase by Fratelli Toso, circa mid 1900s




A Losanghe vase by Archimede Seguso, model #5869, circa 1951, with firm‟s labels (the serrated round
label is a known Archimede Seguso export label; the other, a model label inscribed 5869). Unsigned as
usual. This model is reproduced in the exceedingly rare period “internal” working design catalogue of
Archimede Seguso (comparable to the “Blu” Catalogue of Venini). The Losanghe series was first
introduced by Archimede Seguso for the 1951 Milan Triennial. Losanghe roughly resemble a kind of
„pezzato‟ technique. Interestingly, after many years the glue from the firm‟s labels may eventually etch the
surface imparting factitious “etched” signatures anywhere the labels were placed on the vase surface. cf.
Rosa Barovier Mentasti, I Vetri Di Archimede Seguso, dal 1950 al 1959, 1995, Ill. 13-15. Marc Heiremans,
Murano Glass, Themes and Variations, 2002, p90 Ills. 71-73; Vetri, Italian Glass News, Spring 2000.
Sotheby‟s (Chicago) 11/7/99, lot # 139, ht. 7” ($7475);Fischer (Heilbron) 12/2/00, lot # 103, ht. 7 ¾”

				
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