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.
Large matte finish cobalt blue Limoges vase with
silver and gold fans as well as colorful iridescent flowers from the French Art Deco period, 1890-1920. Signed “E.J. Cummings” and stamped “Limoges, France.” Some wear with scuffs to sides.
Pair of 19th-century English opaline black glass vases
with hand-painted enamel decorations of birds, dragonflies, and flowers in vibrant colors with hand-painted gold rims. Raised on ball feet. Slight wear to paint decoration.