Murrine Blu BoxRoberto Rida
This vibrant blue & grayish green murine box seemingly holds the liquid tension of colors about to blend into one another, suspended in glass. Murrine or vetro mosaico is cut from a pre-prepared glass cane, whose pattern is created by the careful placement of vertical glass rods so that the design is visible in cross-section. This technique originated in Mesopotamia ca. 2000 B.C., further developed in Egypt, & reached its peak in the Roman Empire. The 16th c. Renaissance revived this tradition that was again abandoned until the late 19th century. Muranese glassworkers seeking out their own origins, like the highly experimental Venini company, found a permanent place for this technique in our homes and memories. Rida sets this vintage Venini lid in a highly reflective handmade box of 925 Sterling Silver.
Dahlia ChandelierMax Ingrand (1908-1969)
Italy, ca 1955
Chandelier composed of sixteen translucent green and amber glass “petals” mounted to a radial brass structure, suspended from three rods and matching canopy. Fontana Arte model number 1563. Literature: Franco Deboni’s Fontana Arte: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand, Allemandi, Torino, 2012, image 308 for a similar example.
Center TableOsvaldo Borsani (1911-1985)
Pearwood table with the top done in lattice work, the four out-splayed legs ending in cast bronze sabots. Original glass top. The piece has been restored to its original condition through us (joints reinforced, wood and bronze cleaned, sealed). This and similar models pictured in Giampiero Bosoni’s “Osvaldo Borsani” on pages 590 and 591.
Coffee TablePaula Swinnen (b. 1964)
Square patinated bronze frame, braced with a sculptural stretcher depicting branches with birds, dragonflies and a salamander, highlighted in unfinished bronze and inset with a clear glass top. Signed on the base.
CUSTOM SIZES AND FINISHES AVAILABLE.
Murrine Blu Box $9,500
Dahlia Chandelier $95,000
Center Table $62,500
Coffee Table $27,500
April 10, 2020 to April 13, 2020