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Murano Glass Sculptural Group

Auction:
2692B
Lot:
298
Sold for:
$2,400$2,000

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Auction:
Sale #2692B - 2692B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 07, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Murano Glass Sculptural Group
Art glass, Plexiglass, metal
Italy, 1955, executed by Galliano Ferro
Composed of six black cylinders with etched and colored designs in the style of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Jean Hans Arp, Marc Chagall, Georges Braque, and Jean Cocteau, each inscribed Murano, 1955 on the base, raised on a Plexiglass mount centering a green glass head with applied black features after Max Ernst inscribed at lower edge "Galliano Ferro Murano 1955," the mount with a label that reads "Tanti Artisti, Benvenuto A Murano Italia," the mount further signed B Leigini, Milano, ht. 29, wd. 36 in.

Note: 1955 is the year that Galliano Ferro formed his own glass factory after leaving Arte Vetraria Muranese (A.Ve.M.).
Estimate $3,000-4,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Murano Glass Sculptural Group, Max Ernst, Italy, Plexiglass mount, Georges Braque, Jean Cocteau, Jean Hans Arp, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, green glass head, Benvenuto A Murano Italia