Life at № 42
A NORTH ITALIAN ENGRAVED, CLEAR AND COBALT BLUE GLASS MIRROR VENICE, FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY The rectangular plate within a stepped foliate-decorated surround interspersed with oval medallions depicting flowering urns and floral sprays, with a foliate-carved giltwood surround, minor losses and replacements to glass, the giltwood surround later
46 x 39 in. (117 x 99 cm.) without giltwood frame; 49¼ x 42 in. (125 x 106.5 cm.) with frame
A boy can dream 🙂 It made GBP 63,650 which is USD 96,748. I recently started researching cobalt glass pieces for a client (who wants to sell a chandelier) and sort of fell in love with the look. The deep blue looks exceptional with gilding and/or silver. Good ones fetch substantial sums at auction. The one below is listed at 1st Dibs at just under 20 thousand euros.
Speaking of chandeliers, I just got a pair of bell jar lanterns for the hall at number 42.