Glass work requires a lot of precision and skill. Each artist has their own secrets, with no 'one-size-fits-all' technique. Some craftsman use the blown glass method, whilst others choose to fuse together hot materials. Glass can be moulded, cut or polished.

The modern glass art movement grew in the US and Europe in the late 1950s, driven by artists in search of new expressions, new materials and new techniques.

In the 'The Fragile Power of Glass' sale, Dorotheum presents 66 sculptures and glass art works by contemporary artists from the Czech Republic and other Eastern Europe countries.

The sale will take place on 20th October at the Soho restaurant in Prague.

18th, 19th and 20th October, Dorotheum also hold four auctions all taking place at their Vienna headquarters.
October 18th: Furniture
October 19th: Decorative arts and furniture

blog.php-487 MEISSEN - Pair of splendid lid vases with bird cage and snowball blossoms, H: 80 cm, 2nd half of the 19th century, model by Johann Joachim Kändler around 1760

October 20th: Jewellery

A Bulgari Fancy Intense Yellowish Orange Natural Colour diamond ring, 2.79 ct A Bulgari Fancy Intense Yellowish Orange Natural Colour diamond ring, 2.79 ct

October 20th: 19th Century Paintings

HANS MAKART (Salzburg 1840-1884 Vienna) - The sinking of the Nibelungenhortes in the Rhine, oil / canvas, 129 x 235.5 cm, around 1882/84 HANS MAKART (Salzburg 1840-1884 Vienna) - The sinking of the Nibelungenhortes in the Rhine, oil / canvas, 129 x 235.5 cm, around 1882/84

Check out the full catalogue on Barnebys here.

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