Important Italian Glass / 22 November 2016 Noon ct
22 November 2016 Important Italian Glass: The Primavera Collection
The Primavera Collection
Wright is proud to announce the next chapter in our groundbreaking auction series: Important Italian Glass: The Primavera Collection. This singular collection draws upon decades of presenting and collecting important works in glass by the pioneering gallerists Haim Manishevitz and Audrey Friedman of Primavera Gallery in New York. Comprised of seminal examples and rare discoveries, this deeply personal collection reflects the passion and connoisseurship that continue to define the essence of the Primavera Gallery.
The foremost experts in this field, Jim Oliveira and Sara Blumberg, have curated the selection and are the specialists for this sale. The auction will preview in a special installation at 980 Madison Avenue in New York from November 10th—November 22nd. Fully illustrated print catalog available.
Ercole BarovierRare and Exceptional Primavera vase $250,000 – 350,000
“What makes the Primavera collection so important is its specificity; it perfectly expresses the style and aesthetic of the people who assembled it. In historical terms, the collection is significant because it began when the secondary market for Murano glass was just developing. Haim and Audrey's visionary approach was rewarded with examples that are today understood as both rare and exceptional.”
Sara Blumberg and Jim Oliveira
Archimede Segusomonumental A Piume vase $35,000 – 45,000
Bianconi drawing from 1985 of Haim and Audrey inspecting glass with famed dealer Maurizio Cocchi.
“Bianconi goes directly to the furnace and works together with the master blower, such is his passion and energy that he is able to enter into the maker’s spirit and help him work according to his desires.”
Thomas StearnsRare Incalmo vase $70,000 – 90,000
Paolo VeniniRare a Murrine vase $40,000 – 60,000
Yoichi Ohiravase $15,000 – 20,000
The Important Glass catalogs from Wright have become invaluable resources to collectors. The Primavera Collection will be the next volume in this series.