Venetian artist-inventor-designer Mariano Fortuny founded his revered textile company in 1919. Produced in Venice, Fortuny has only one other showroom, which opened in New York in 1928. How these stunning textiles are created is a tightly held secret, now kept by the Riad family, who purchased the company in 1988.
Handblown Venetian glass vase in pale pink with
silver flecks throughout. Sides decorated with applied pale blue flowers and light green leaves. Ground pontil on base. No maker's mark. One tiny foot rim nick.
Beautiful large vintage French faience double-handled vase in
Gien's stunning Pivoines pattern. Large peonies bloom all over this entirely hand-painted piece. Lovely applied handles in shades of sapphire and sky. Marked "Gien France" with a company castle mark used from ...
Antique French Sarreguemines majolica porcelain urn vase with
classical female face on the front and classical male face on the back. Organic ribbon handles and gargoyle motif on the sides. Acanthus leaf and geometric decoration. Marked "Sarreguemines, Majolica, 5231" embossed ...