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 Barovier Rare 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 Seguso monumental 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.”

Bruno Munari

Thomas Stearns Rare Incalmo vase $70,000 – 90,000

Paolo Venini Rare a Murrine vase $40,000 – 60,000

Yoichi Ohira vase $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.

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For more information about the sale, please contact:

312 563 0020

Auction / Chicago
22 November 2016
Noon ct

Preview / New York
10 – 22 November 2016
11 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday
Sunday by appointment

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