Ripley Auctions always have a strong showing for Murano Glass Auctions, – their 25th anniversary auction was held on June 1st 2017, and the catalog is online with estimates and realized prices. Some top notch pieces including works from artists Scarpa, Martinuzzi, Bianconi, & Dino Martens. I’m partial to the Fratelli Toso and Barovier animals. For items that didnt sell, you can enquire about a private sale.
The auction catalog is here:
Now that the ecommerce portion of the website has permanently closed, we have upgraded the Murano Glass Forums to an updated version of Vbulletin and updated the homepage to a blog, where we will post up to date information on anything Murano Glass related, auctions, artists etc. Its a bittersweet, long over decision, but we are putting our best foot forward.
Effective today, June 24, 2017, we have closed the Murano Glass ecommerce portion of the website after almost 15 years. The Murano Glass Forums are still up and running, and we will occasionally post on on this blog. Thank you to all our customers and forum members who have contributed to the adventure of running a Murano glass business!
Below are two photos of bowls that caught my eye at the Yale University Art Gallery. At first glance I took them them to be Murano bowls made of Murrine, but apparently it predates Murano by roughly 1,000 years! The description of the bowl states it was made between 100BC- 100AD – amazing that something so fragile has survived this long.
The details of the bowl are here: