Welcome to our annual fall auction,Art Under Glass, presented byPortia Paperweights. We are pleased to bring you a selection of antique, vintage, and modern paperweights culled from private collections and estates. Of special note this fall are very rare examples of Old EnglishBacchuspaperweights. The classic French makersClichy,Baccarat, andSt. Louisare well represented in this sale. We have also included exemplary pieces by contemporary individual artists including aPaul Stankardbotanical cube, birds and flowers byRick Ayotte, floral paperweights byGordon SmithandChris Buzziniand an exceptional spider environmental by the lateDelmo Tarsitano. Also of interest are some Vintage 1950's Venetian paperweights of unusual high quality and careful execution.
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PORTIA PAPERWEIGHTS, NANCY ALFANO www.portiapaperweights.com 312-419-0403 55 E. Washington St. Suite 403 Chicago, IL 60602.
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
Enjoy the auction!
Amanda and Chris Everard