A Private Chicago Collection: Americans in Venice
This exceptional private collection offers a rare and comprehensive view of Murano glass from the 1950s and 1960s. More specifically, it acts as a reflection of an American couple’s passion for the exuberant design and culture of the postwar period. Inherent in the objects they collect and admire, the modernist houses they respectfully inhabit and the art and music that inspire them, is a passion for the optimism expressed in the heady postwar years...
An Important Scozzese vase
by Fulvio Bianconi
Postwar Murano Glass, America and the Evolution of the Secondary Market
This collection is unique. Composed entirely of postwar Murano glass, it offers the rare opportunity to study a very specific historical period and body of work without distraction. To see the nearly encyclopedic progression of Fulvio Bianconi’s work for Venini present in this collection is a rare and dynamic experience. When combined as it is with the best examples of work by Ercole Barovier, Dino Martens and Thomas Stearns, a powerful vision of postwar Murano glass begins to emerge ...
Con Macchie vase
Important Murrine Works from Venini
La Sentinella di Venezia
The Postwar Glass of Ercole Barovier
A Rare Intarsio vase
by Ercole Barovier