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.
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.
1970s Italian Murano art glass vase with a
deep wine-hued interior encased in clear, faceted cut glass. Acid-etched, “Mandruzzato; Hand Worked Murano; Murano, Italy.” Light wear and manufacturing anomaly bubble.
Late-19th-century Kakiemon-style octagonal bottle vase from the atelier
of Samson, Paris. Gilt and hand-painted in blue, orange, green and black, decorated with flowering plants and chrysanthemums. Elongated neck enhanced with flowers hanging from loops inside panels framed by double gilt ...