A modern-day renaissance man, Michael Devine studied art history at the École du Louvre, French at the Sorbonne, and cooking at the Ritz Escoffier. He is widely known for his bespoke collection of hand-printed fabrics, sought-after for their chic handcrafted look. He writes a popular weekly column for Lonny, and his country house was featured in Ronda Rice Carman's Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living. His own first book, An Invitation to the Garden, is due out from Rizzoli in April 2014.
Large Murano blown art glass bowl has teal,
aqua and green swirls with gold aventurine interior, a scallop rim and a high contrast, bright white exterior encased entirely with sparkling clear glass. Maker attributed to Barbini, Murano, Italy.
Large blue scavo Murano Seguso bowl with decorative
chevron pattern. Large ground pontil mark. Original label intact which reads, "Murano Seguso Arte Vetro." Age wear, minor scratches to base.