The winter sale of Decorative Arts of the 20th Century and Design, in our via Pitteri 10 venue, closed a truly surprising semester of this unexpected year.
Hundreds of phone and online bidders connected as a further confirmation of a catalogue that was able to define an unconventional panorama of the protagonists of modern furniture, followed by a growing, broad and international audience as well as by professionals from the sector.
The most important awards show a particular preference for glass from specific collectors who are increasingly involved and demanding, ready to compete lively for pieces designed by great Italian designers. The protagonists of the first session were the great masters of Murano glass who won the top lots of the sale: Fulvio Bianconi with a "Scottish" vase sold for € 112,500, Carlo Scarpa with a vase from the "a pennellate" series (€ 60,000) and a small stand in blown glass (€ 27,500), and Umberto Bellotto with “Blown glass vase” (€ 27,500).
The furniture signed by the great Italian masters also recognized abroad is always in vogue, as in the case of Carlo Mollino with the pair of "Cervinia" model chairs (€ 41,250), Ettore Sottsass with the ornamental plate from the "Ceramiche di Shiva" series (€ 23,750) and Gio Ponti with the pair of large ornamental cysts with "volute" lids (€ 18,750). Protagonist, the latter, also of the second sale session, with a small collection of drawings and historiated letters with a private and affectionate tone, among which the ink on watermarked paper entitled "Le mani" stands out, a composition of twenty-six allegorical hands (€ 11,875).