Thursday, May 24, 2012

Italian Glass

I am a sucker for beautiful glass. These beauties are all coming up at auction soon. I don't think any of these items are really affordable for the average person, but they sure are pretty to look at!

Paolo Venini, Inciso bottles, set of four, 1950, Lot 184

Giulio Radi, vase, 1951, Lot 222 Tapio Wirkkala, Coreani charger, 1966, Lot 235

Giulio Radi, Reazioni Ploychrome vase, 1948, Lot 218 Ercole Barovier, Rostrato vase, 1938, Lot 147

Tobia Scarpa, Occhi vase, 1960 1970, Lot 182 Luciano Gaspari, sommerso bowl, 1955, Lot 214

Fulvio Bianconi, Fasce Ritorte vase, 1951, Lot 175

Fulvio Bianconi, Forato vase, 1951, Lot 170 Giulio Radi, vase, 1951, Lot 221

Ercole Barovier, Intarsio vase, 1961, Lot 154 Ercole Barovier, Intarsio vase, 1963, Lot 156

Napoleone Martinuzzi, Incamiciato vase, 1933, Lot 108 Ercole Barovier, monumental Pulegoso vase, 1930, Lot 107

Fulvio Bianconi and Massimo Vignelli, Spicchi vase, 1953 Vittorio Zecchin, M.V.M. Cappelin, Ewer, 1925, Lot 105

Vincio Vianello, collection of four Mille Occhi vases, 1954, Lot 241

Ercole Barovier, Con applicazioni vase, 1938 Ercole Barovier, Dorico Acquamare bottle, 1960

Ercole Barovier, Eugenio pitcher, 1951 Flavio Poli, Valva vase, 1952-1953, Lot 211

Ercole Barovier, Attribution vase, 1970, Lot 240 Yoichi Ohira, vase, 1999, Lot 250

Toni Zuccheri, Tronchi vase, 1964, Lot 231

Ercole Barovier, Athena Cattedrale vase, 1964, Lot 155 Dino Martens, Oriente ewer, 1954, Lot 200

Dino Martens, A Cane vase, 1952, Lot 203 Ercole Barovier, Intarsio vase, 1961, Lot 154

Fratelli Toso, Reticello Vase, 1933, Lot 127 Fulvio Bianconi, Forato vase, 1952, Lot 172

Carlo Scarpa, Corroso bowl, 1936, Lot 140 Ercole Barovier, A Grosse Costolature bowl, 1942, Lot 129

Tobia Scarpa, Occhi vase, 1960, Lot 179 Carlo Scarpa, 1930, Lot 137

Aldo Nason, vase from the Yokohama series, Lot 223 Alfredo Barbini, Sculptural vase, 1962, Lot 189

Fratelli Toso, Rosso e Nero vase, 1930, Lot 113

Tobia Scarpa, Battuto vase, 1962, Lot 187 Tapio Wirkkala, Coreani vase, 1966, Lot 236

Barovier Seguso & Ferro, vase, 1934, Lot 118 Barovier Seguso & Ferro, 1934, Lot 123

Carolo Scarpa, Battuto vase, model 3943A, 1947, Lot 138 Fulvio Bianconi, Forato vase, 1952, Lot 171

Ercole Barovier, Graffito vase, 1952, Lot 239 Tomaso Buzzi, Laguna ewer, 1932, Lot 114
Antonio Da Ros, Murrine vases, set of three, 1963, Lot 247

All of the above items, plus many more can be found here.



Trissta said...

Oh, you have me addicted to these auctions now! I love that first set, but holy moley.... I just know that shit's got to be expensive!

Much Love,

Heidi Post said...

AH, I love it all too. Esp that red & blue one near the top-middle on the right.

The one time I went to Italy, I went to the South, which is the pottery zone. Their ceramics are gorgeous too, but I was wishing I could get up north for the glass.

This is a gorgeous batch, thanks for sharing! And also, sometimes my local TJ Maxx has Italian glass stuff in the homewears section. Of course, it's probably like, the walmart version of Italian glass, but it's still sometimes pretty :)

sporkgasm said...

I love glass and vases so much. The top group are my favorites.

Dancing Branflake said...

I adore blown glass. I once saw it done and was just blown (hahah) away. These are beautiful picks.

Annabelle Archer said...

As lovely as these are, and they are indeed sooooo lovely, one of my two most favorite forms of therapy is breaking glass (the sounds of shattering soothe me) so it's making my palms itch just looking, I just wanna throw 'em up against a wall!

Claire Kiefer said...

They are so gorgeous. My friend Helen is a glass-blower, and I bought a vase from her one year to give to my stepmom for Christmas (she gave me a deal). So pretty & they're all so unique. I love the colors/patterns in these here.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oooo-eemm-geee... These are all so beautiful. I'm a huge lover of art glass, too.

Morgan said...

I have no reason for this but for some reason blown colored glass reminds me of the 80's. Odd, I know. :)

Lorena said...

I received a very expensive crystal vase as a gift when I got married.
I had it on the table with some flowers and it tipped over and the side cracked but never actually broke.
After that i felt so bad that if i buy anything expensive i must be able to abuse it -meaning that i has got to be a tough, resistant item.

Cheryl Ann said...

beeyootiful...i like the clear one, close to the top, with the little spikes ;) i am pretty obsessed with glass anything. none of the dinner glasses in my house match - how could i get just 1 set when i can get 1 of EVERYTHING?! Saul calls me a dish whore.

Lara said...

Wanna hear something awful? I always give my mom mother's day & birthday flowers in a sweet vase I like so that one day, I'll inherit them. Marshall's and TJMaxx always have great hand-blown colorful ones for cheap. Gosh, I'm going to hell.

I love the red/blue one closer to the top!

Kitty Stampede said...

beyond gorgeous!!! I love the reflections on walls some pieces like this give. I am always on the lookout at thrift stores and cheap flea markets for beauties like these. never could afford them new...there is always something more important i could be spending my moula on.

diane said...

Beautiful pieces. Google Dale Chihuly if you want a visual treat.

Kathryn said...

Lovely pieces.

A friend of mine used to make faux-stained glass looking items out of a product called "Gallery Glass" (found at craft and hobby stores) that you can use stencils or freehand on to glass. It is sort of a gel like substance and you can peel it off, so not something good for drinking glasses, but great for vases and windows.

Kathryn said...

Here is a link of some projects from the manufactures website for Gallery Glass in case you might be interested:

Alisa said...


I wish I had $5-7k lying around, I'd love to have the clear/green vase in your last image!

Giovanna said...

Fun post! So pretty!


NellieVaughn said...

I thought they were going to set me back a few hundred dollars, and I thought I would go for it, treat myself, but there is no way I could afford that. I am a huge fan of glass. Sometimes, I get lucky and find some great stuff at the thrift store. I'll stick to that. Two dollars does not leave me in the poor house.

Militant Queer said...

All of this glass is extremely phallic.

Especially the round ones.

Where can I get awesome art like the one on the top of your blog.

I really like it.

ana b. said...

My mum used to have an obsession with this NZ glassblower, Garry Nash

Miss Caitlin S. said...

they are beautiful! and even if they're not affordable, there's a lot of neat copycats like them around which i'll gladly settle for. :)

melifaif said...

Love me some glass too. Truly a work of all the colors!