On 16th June, "Murano 1890-1990. Un secolo di arte Vetraria" (A century of glass art) took place at Cambi Casa d'Aste in Turin. Murano glass is deeply rooted in Italy's history. During ancient Roman times, the island of Murano, Venice, was at the heart of Italy's glassmaking. The beautiful and fragile pieces continued to be popular in the Middle Ages and in modern times in Europe.

The sale at Cambi saw wonderful pieces from the 20th century go under the hammer, including works by Murano's most famed designers Venini, Barovier, Toso and MVM Cappelin.

152 of the 233 lots were successfully sold with the total standing in at a staggering £1 581 408 (1 861 662 EUR) with pieces some of the glass vases doubling their estimates, proving the strong market demand for the Italian glass.

Check out realised prices for Murano glass here.