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Auction Description for Palm Beach Modern Auctions: Fine Art, Decorative Arts & Modern Design

Fine Art, Decorative Arts & Modern Design

by Palm Beach Modern Auctions


466 lots | 454 with images

October 13, 2012

Live Auction

Palm Beach Modern Auctions

417 Bunker Road

West Palm Beach, FL, 33405 USA

Phone: 561.586.5500

Fax: 561.586.5540

Email: info@modernauctions.com

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Surreal-Expressionist Original by J. James Akston

Lot 335: Surreal-Expressionist Original by J. James Akston

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Description: Surreal-Expressionist original painting by J. James Akston (1898-1983); c. 1974

Condition Report: very good, discoloration to linen matt

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Surreal-Expressionist Original by J. James Akston

Lot 336: Surreal-Expressionist Original by J. James Akston

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Description: Surreal-Expressionist original painting by J. James Akston (1898-1983); 1974

Condition Report: very good, discoloration to linen matt

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Leonardo Nierman Painting

Lot 337: Leonardo Nierman Painting

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Description: Abstract painting by Leonardo Nierman; Circa 1970

Condition Report: very good, minor paint loss and flecks to edges

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Dennis Akervik Coelho

Lot 338: Dennis Akervik Coelho "Puffer Fish" Abstract Painting

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Description: Abstract oil painting "Puffer Fish" by Dennis Akervik Coelho (1968). Includes Certificate of Authenticity from the artist. Coelho's works have been compared to Jackson Pollock; 20th Century

Condition Report: very good

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Surrealist Painting by Andre Masson

Lot 339: Surrealist Painting by Andre Masson

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Description: Original painting "Tanterin + Tanzer" by important surrealist Andre Masson (1896-1987); 1980

Condition Report: very good, minor leaf loss to frame

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Early Robert Goodnough Abstract Painting

Lot 340: Early Robert Goodnough Abstract Painting

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Description: Large abstract painting "Boat Abstraction" by Robert Arthur Goodnough (1917-2010). Goodnough's work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including MOMA, the Guggenheim, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1966

Condition Report: very good, due to the nature of unprimed canvas there is some discoloration consistent with age

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Original Abstract Painting by Theodore Hios

Lot 341: Original Abstract Painting by Theodore Hios

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Description: Abstract original painting by listed artist Theodore Hios (1910-1998); 20th Century

Condition Report: good, some marks and wear to surface (see detail photos)

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Lot 342: "Color-In-Motion" Painting by Dom Mingolla

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Description: "Color-In-Motion" watercolor painting by Dom Mingolla. Mingolla is well exhibited and his works are in numerous public collections; c. 1975

Condition Report: very good

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Large Original Painting by David Schluss

Lot 343: Large Original Painting by David Schluss

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Description: Large original painting by David Schluss (b. 1943). Gallery label; 20th Century

Condition Report: very good

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Jorge Dumas Oil Painting

Lot 344: Jorge Dumas Oil Painting

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Description: Oil on canvas by Jorge Dumas (1928-1985). As a young artist, Dumas collaborated with Carlos Paez on the Mural for the Pan American Building in New York City before achieving success throughout the Americas in multiple exhibitions and museum acquisitions; 20th Century

Condition Report: very good, frame damage

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Richard Yarde

Lot 345: Richard Yarde "Savoy, The Leap" Print

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Description: "Savoy, The Leap" framed print by Richard Yarde (b. 1939). Edition 16/300. Yarde's paintings are part of nearly three dozen permanent public collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Condition Report: very good, not examined outside the frame

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Large Arthur Smith Painting

Lot 346: Large Arthur Smith Painting

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Description: Social realist depiction of prize fighting from the "Boxing Series" by Arthur Smith (1897-1972). Smith was a leader in the Socialist Realist genre and painted for the Federal WPA Program in the 1930's and 1940's. He was also an illustrator for The Ring boxing magazine; 20th Century

Condition Report: very good, frame is separating at corners, roughness to frame

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Purvis Young

Lot 347: Purvis Young "Freedom Horses" Painting

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Description: "Freedom Horses" painting by outside artist Purvis Young (1943-2010). Young painted wild horses because they are free. Purvis Young of Overtown, Miami served 3 years in a North Florida prison, significant in that many self taught expressionists learned to paint in prison. He was discovered in the early 1970's in Overtown after plastering his artwork on the side of an abandoned building in "Good Bread Alley". The idea was inspired by "The Wall of Respect" in Chicago. Young primarily painted with house paint and found materials. His work is included in over 60 museums including the Smithsonian, Washington DC; 1999

Condition Report: very good, as found

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Purvis Young

Lot 348: Purvis Young "Angel of the Inner City" Painting

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Description: "Angel of the Inner City" painting by outside artist Purvis Young (1943-2010). Imagery includes cars, buildings and figures. Purvis Young of Overtown, Miami served 3 years in a North Florida prison, significant in that many self taught expressionists learned to paint in prison. He was discovered in the early 1970's in Overtown after plastering his artwork on the side of an abandoned building in "Good Bread Alley". The idea was inspired by "The Wall of Respect" in Chicago. Young primarily painted with house paint and found materials. His work is included in over 60 museums including the Smithsonian, Washington DC; 2001

Condition Report: very good, as found

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Purvis Young

Lot 349: Purvis Young "Street Basketball" Painting

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Description: "Street Basketball" painting by outside artist Purvis Young (1943-2010). Images include wild horses and figures. Purvis Young of Overtown, Miami served 3 years in a North Florida prison, significant in that many self taught expressionists learned to paint in prison. He was discovered in the early 1970's in Overtown after plastering his artwork on the side of an abandoned building in "Good Bread Alley". The idea was inspired by "The Wall of Respect" in Chicago. Young primarily painted with house paint and found materials. His work is included in over 60 museums including the Smithsonian, Washington DC; 1998

Condition Report: very good, as found

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Purvis Young

Lot 350: Purvis Young "Waiting for Freedom" Painting

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Description: "Waiting for Freedom" painting by outside artist Purvis Young (1943-2010). Purvis Young of Overtown, Miami served 3 years in a North Florida prison, significant in that many self taught expressionists learned to paint in prison. He was discovered in the early 1970's in Overtown after plastering his artwork on the side of an abandoned building in "Good Bread Alley". The idea was inspired by "The Wall of Respect" in Chicago. Young primarily painted with house paint and found materials. His work is included in over 60 museums including the Smithsonian, Washington DC; 2002

Condition Report: very good, as found

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Purvis Young

Lot 351: Purvis Young "Street Celebration" Painting

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Description: "Street Celebration" painting by outside artist Purvis Young (1943-2010). Images include a street celebration, funeral procession and Zulu Warriors on horseback. Purvis Young of Overtown, Miami served 3 years in a North Florida prison, significant in that many self taught expressionists learned to paint in prison. He was discovered in the early 1970's in Overtown after plastering his artwork on the side of an abandoned building in "Good Bread Alley". The idea was inspired by "The Wall of Respect" in Chicago. Young primarily painted with house paint and found materials. His work is included in over 60 museums including the Smithsonian, Washington DC; 2001

Condition Report: very good, as found

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Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman, 3 Carved Panels

Lot 352: Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman, 3 Carved Panels

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Description: Three carved fish panels by Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman; c. 1960

Condition Report: very good, minor wear consistent with age

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Large Carl Halier Center Bowl

Lot 353: Large Carl Halier Center Bowl

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Description: Large center bowl with incised decoration by carl Halier; c. 1930

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Herman August Kahler Vase & Bowl

Lot 354: Herman August Kahler Vase & Bowl

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Description: Elongated bowl and vase by Herman August Kahler; c. 1960

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Orrefors

Lot 355: Orrefors "Graal" Bowl by Edward Hald

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Description: "Graal" bowl by Edward Hald; c. 1950 (Key Word Search: Kosta Boda, Venini, Danish, Scandinavian, vase)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Henri Navarre Vase

Lot 356: Henri Navarre Vase

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Description: Rare vase by Henri Navarre; c. 1920

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Monumental Vase by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors

Lot 357: Monumental Vase by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors

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Description: Monumental "Apple" vase by Ingeborg Lundin; 1957 (Key Word Search: Kosta Boda, Venini, Danish, Scandinavian, vase)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Fine Pair of Jens Quistgaard Lounge Chairs

Lot 358: Fine Pair of Jens Quistgaard Lounge Chairs

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Description: Fine pair of lounge chairs by Jens Quistgaard; c. 1960 (Key Word Search: Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Danish modern, coffee table)

Condition Report: very good, very minor issues consistent with age

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Early Poul Kjaerholm

Lot 359: Early Poul Kjaerholm "PK61" Sofa Table

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Description: Early "PK61" cocktail table by Poul Kjaerholm; c. 1955 (Key Word Search: Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Danish modern, coffee table)

Condition Report: very good, patina to metal, scratches and internal bruise to glass

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Yrjo Kukkapuro Rosewood Lounge Chair

Lot 360: Yrjo Kukkapuro Rosewood Lounge Chair

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Description: Rosewood and leather lounge chair by Yrjo Kukkapuro; c. 1960 (Key Word Search: Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Danish modern)

Condition Report: very good, loose straps to underside, very minor issues consistent with age

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Eero Aarnio

Lot 361: Eero Aarnio "Formula" Chair

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Description: "Formula" rocking/lounge chair with built-in cup holder; d. 1998 (Key Word Search: Danish modern, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl)

Condition Report: good original, cracking, wear and loss of finish, see detail photos

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Lounge Chair Attributed to Sergio Rodrigues

Lot 362: Lounge Chair Attributed to Sergio Rodrigues

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Description: Fine & rare swivel lounge chair attributed to Sergio Rodrigues; c. 1960

Condition Report: very good, very minor wear, groove to edge, see detail photos

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Fase Desk Lamp

Lot 363: Fase Desk Lamp

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Description: Desk lamp by Fase; c. 1965 (Key Word Search: table lamp, Bauhaus)

Condition Report: very good, minor wear consistent with age

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Kai Kristiansen Desk

Lot 364: Kai Kristiansen Desk

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Description: Fine floating desk with 6 drawers and built-in bookcases designed by Kai Kristiansen. Desk is finished on all sides; c. 1960 (Key Word Search: Danish modern, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, office, writing desk, Danish modern)

Condition Report: good original, scratches & marks consistent with age

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Bruno Mathsson Folding Dining Table

Lot 365: Bruno Mathsson Folding Dining Table

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Description: Folding teak dining table by Bruno Mathsson; c. 1960 (Key Word Search: Danish modern, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner)

Condition Report: very good, minor wear consistent with age

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Pair of Arne Jacobsen

Lot 366: Pair of Arne Jacobsen "Paris" Lounge Chairs

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Description: Pair of "Paris" lounge chairs by Arne Jacobsen; d. 1925/licensed reproduction (Key Word Search: Danish, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner)

Condition Report: very good, discoloration

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Large Miller Lee Fong

Lot 367: Large Miller Lee Fong "Lotus" Lounge Chair & Ottoman

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Description: Large "Lotus" wicker chair and ottoman by Miller Lee Fong; c. 1960 (Key Word Search: Danny Ho Fong, Tropi-cal)

Condition Report: good, possibly painted, some loss and wear to finish, some breaks to wicker

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Reed Console Table & Mirror

Lot 368: Reed Console Table & Mirror

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Description: Reed console table and mirror. Console is completely finished on all sides; c. 1970 (Key Word Search: rattan, wicker, stick reed)

Condition Report: very good

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McGuire Curved Sofa

Lot 369: McGuire Curved Sofa

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Description: Quality curved sofa by McGuire; c. 1970 (Key Word Search: Paul Frankl, reed, wicker, couch)

Condition Report: original, structurally sound, would benefit from re-finishing, some staining to upholstery, 3 support straps detached

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Licio Zanetti Swan

Lot 370: Licio Zanetti Swan

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Description: Blown glass swan by Licio Zanetti, Murano, Italy; c. 1980 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Cenedese)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Rare Duck Figurine by Pino Signoretto

Lot 371: Rare Duck Figurine by Pino Signoretto

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Description: Colorful blown glass duck figurine by Pino Signoretto, Murano, Italy; c. 1980 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Cenedese)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Collection of 5 Murano Swan Figurines

Lot 372: Collection of 5 Murano Swan Figurines

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Description: Collection of five blown glass swan figurines, Murano, Italy; 20th Century

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Pair of Large Licio Zanetti Birds

Lot 373: Pair of Large Licio Zanetti Birds

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Description: Pair of blown glass birds by Licio Zanetti, Murano, Italy; c. 1970 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Cenedese)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Colorful & Detailed Rooster Figurine by A.V.E.M.

Lot 374: Colorful & Detailed Rooster Figurine by A.V.E.M.

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Description: Colorful detailed rooster figurine with gold aventurine throughout by A.V.E.M.; c. 1950 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Cenedese, AVEM)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Bird Figurine by Cenedese

Lot 375: Bird Figurine by Cenedese

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Description: Blown glass bird figurine by Cenedese, Murano, Italy; c. 1960 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Antonio Da Ros)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Licio Zanetti Bird

Lot 376: Licio Zanetti Bird

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Description: Blown glass bird by Licio Zanetti, Murano, Italy; c. 1970 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Cenedese)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks, scratches to bottom

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Large Licio Zanetti Toucan

Lot 377: Large Licio Zanetti Toucan

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Description: Blown glass toucan by Licio Zanetti, Murano, Italy; c. 1970 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Cenedese)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Monumental Blenko Decanter, 36.5

Lot 378: Monumental Blenko Decanter, 36.5"H

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Description: Monumental blown glass decanter by Blenko; c. 1950 (Key Word Search: American, vase)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Set of 4 Murano Bowls

Lot 379: Set of 4 Murano Bowls

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Description: Four blown glass bowls, Murano, Italy. Orange striped bowl etched "Seguso"; c. 1950 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Barovier, Cenedese)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Lot 380: "Sommerso" Vase by Flavio Poli

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Description: Thick walled "Sommerso" vase by Flavio Poli, Murano, Italy; c. 1960 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Cenedese)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Lot 381: "Sommerso" Vase by Flavio Poli

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Description: Three color "Sommerso" vase by Flavio Poli, Murano, Italy; c. 1950 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Cenedese, vase)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Lot 382: "Sommerso" Vase by Flavio Poli

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Description: Three color "Sommerso" vase by Flavio Poli, Murano, Italy; c. 1950 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Cenedese, vase)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Large Vase by A.V.E.M.

Lot 383: Large Vase by A.V.E.M.

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Description: Thick walled blown glass vase by A.V.E.M., Murano, Italy; c. 1950 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier, Cenedese, AVEM)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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Large Cenedese Vase

Lot 384: Large Cenedese Vase

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Description: Large vase by Cenedese, Murano, Italy; c. 1960 (Key Word Search: Italian, Venini, Seguso, Barovier)

Condition Report: very good, no chips or cracks

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