News about Italian Collectibles
20th-century Italian glass showcased at Capsule Auction, Dec. 1
NEW YORK – On Thursday, December 1, Capsule Auctions will present 20th Century Italian Glass, a sale of fine glass objects from a single private collection. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Offering designs by big names such as Venini and Barovier as well as designs by smaller houses, the sale acts as a survey […]
Jasper52 present Italian and Murano glass in Sept. 28 auction
NEW YORK – An Ermanno Nason vase, a Romano Dona sculpture, and a Murano glass vase-lamp with a Mosaico pattern will compete for top lot status at Jasper52’s Italian and Murano Glass auction, which will be offered on Wednesday, September 28 at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Gae Aulenti: maverick of Italian Midcentury design
NEW YORK — Like the notable 20th-century architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Eero Saarinen, who designed furnishings to complement their buildings, Italian architect Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) excelled at translating architectural principles into decor. As one of a handful of women in the postwar Italian modern movement, she stood out from the crowd. Her keen design […]
Italian museum sending Parthenon fragment to Athens in nudge to UK
ROME (AP) – An Italian museum is lending a fragment of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece, in what both sides hope will become a permanent return that might encourage others – the British Museum, in particular – to send their own pieces of the works back, too.