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MASTERWORKS IN GLASS Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - 7:30 pm


MASTERWORKS IN GLASS Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Auction Preview and Strolling Dinner 6:30 – 7:30 pm Auction Begins 7:30 pm Please enjoy the catalogue for our 18th Masterworks Auction. This edition features works from several prominent collections, including the Sosin, Schiff and Goldstein collections. To offer a greater diversity we have also chosen works from a dozen other collections. These are all works that have stood the test of time and, in most cases, still remain relevant after decades. We are very excited about this year’s auction. I believe we have many rare, unique and special sculptures and vessels. Please review our presentation and call us if you have any questions. The works are all in good condition unless otherwise noted. Happy bidding! - The Staff of Habatat Galleries

1. Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen (USA), Buddha’s Blessing, 2004. 10.25 x 13 x 5.25”. A well-balanced and designed sculpture from an artist inspired by nature. Hot sculpted glass. Acquired on a Habatat (MI) tour of the northwest. From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff…$3,500 - $4,500


2. William Morris (USA), Untitled Vessel, 1981. 12.75 x 9.25 x 5.5”. An early Morris vessel form featuring his great skills very early in his career. Blown glass. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$7,500 – $10,000

3. Colin Reid (United Kingdom), #R741, 1996. 18.5 x 23.5 x 6”. An unusual sculpture acquired on a Habatat (MI) trip to England features his unique casting techniques. Cast glass. From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff. Signed and dated by the artist…$4,500 - $6,500


4. William Carlson, (USA), Perfume Bottle, 1990. 9.5 x 13 x 5.25”. A great example of the highly collectible perfume bottle. Beautifully crafted using found and cast glass and granite. From a private collection. Signed and dated by the artist…$4,500 – $7,500

5. David Huchthausen (USA), A.A.C. Vessel, 1980. 5 x 6 x 6”. A great example of a complex, multi-layered vessel created in Austria while he was on a Fulbright scholarship. From a private collection. Signed and dated by the artist…$5,000 - $8,000


6. Margit Toth (Hungary), I Am Flying In My Dream, 2015. 21 x 12.25 x 10�. This is the first Toth sculpture to be presented at auction. The artist creates approximately four sculptures per year. The flying monkey is a classic example of her work - always a message delivered with fantasy and humor. Pate de verre. From a private collection. Signed by the artist‌$15,000 - $20,000


7. Therman Statom (USA), Aranica Ladder, 2006. 94 x 16 x 3”. This beautifully painted and decorated large scale sculpture is an iconic ladder featuring all of the elements that made him famous. One of the best examples of his work. Assembled and painted glass. Acquired from the Maurine Littleton Gallery (WA). From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff. Signed and dated the artists…$12,000 - $18,000

8. Christopher Ries (USA), Untitled sculpture, 1980. 11 x 8 x 3”. Using a pure crystal, this sail form offers endless views. Cast, polished glass. From the collection of Ralph and Evie Goldstein. Signed and dated by the artist…$5,000 - $7,500


9. Irene Frolic (Canada), Labyrinth, 1991. 17 x 13.5 x 8.5”. A compelling sculpture that offers a variety of meanings. As always, with her work it features a combined strength and sensitivity. This sculpture was featured in a 1993 issue of Neues Glas Magazine. Cast glass, mixed media. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$9,000 - $12,000

10. Susan Taylor Glasgow (USA), Cup, Saucer, Spoon, 2008. 4 x 8 x 8”. This 3 piece is classic Glasgow. There is an exploration of unadulterated feminism that makes her work magical. Glass and mixed media. From a private collection…$2,200 $2,800


11. Dale Chihuly (USA), Larkspur Seaform Set, 2000. 10.5 x 7.5 x 6”. A beautiful example of the sea form series with undulating lines in an unusual color combination. Blown glass. From the collection of Hilbert and Jean Sosin. Signed by the artist…$9,000 - $14,000

12. John Lewis (USA), Table, circa 1990s, 29.75 x 33.75 x 12” each. These beautiful multi-cast legs can support a glass top of six to eight feet. Each one weighs over 130 pounds. Cast glass. From the collection of Riley Galleries…$16,000 - $24,000


13. Mark Peiser (USA), Paperweight Vessel 144, 1979. 5.25 x 4 x 4”. This is a beautiful example of one of the most iconic series in studio glass. This work is the 144th piece that he made using this technique. It is a small but exceptionally beautiful work. Blown and hot sculpted glass. From a private collection. Signed and dated by the artist…$8,000 - $10,000

14. Simon Maberley (Australia), Untitled, Circa 2000. 25.75 x 10 x 6”. In his unique style, this Australian artist creates metal and glass human forms that appear to be manipulated and held by hands. A metaphor for much of life! Blown glass and stand. From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff. Signed and dated by the artist…$4,800 - $6,000


15. Kreg Kallenberger (USA), Interlock Series 232 IS 385, 1985. 7 x 6.5 x 6.5”. This glass used in this series is most often opaque. These small sculptures have the attributes of large scale work. The carving and polishing is a testament to the artist’s work ethic. Blown, carved and sandblasted glass. Acquired from Heller Gallery (NY). From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$5,500 - $8,500

16. Toots Zynsky (USA), Boschetto, 2001. 6 x 11.5 x 7.5”. An excellent example of this noted artist who has added to the movement of this work with horizontal clear glass rods. Filet de Verre. Acquired from Habatat (MI). From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff. Signed by the artist…$9,000 $12,000


17. K. William LeQuire (USA), Emerging Medallus, 1985. 8 x 9 x 9”. Whether from space or from an ancient civilization, this sculpture is filled with mystery. The acid treated surface reflects an internal glow when lit. Blown and sandblasted glass. From the collection of Hilbert and Jean Sosin. Signed by the artist…$3,250 - $5,000

18. Robert Palusky (USA), I Will Tell Him All I Have to Tell in the Living Years, 1991. 36 x 16 x 4.5”. This provocative sculpture commands attention and analysis. A well balanced blend of intrigue and mystery. Assembled glass. From the collection of Jean and Hilbert Sosin. Signed by the artist…$4,500 - $7,500


19. Stanislav Libensky & Jaroslava Brychtova (Czech Rep), Hlava II – Red Head, 1962. 6 x 6.25 x 3”. (also pictured on cover) This sculpture Hlava 2 or Head 2 was created when American studio glass was an experiment in a garage in Toledo! It was first displayed in the U.S. in 1983 during their premiere exhibition at Habatat Galleries. An edition of 12. Cast glass. Signed by the artist. From a private collection…$20,000 - $25,000

20. William Morris (USA), Vessel, 1981. 11 x 9.5 x 3.5”. An early example of one of the greatest glass handlers of our time. Inspired by the human torso - the lines and delicacy are wonderful. Mold blown glass. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$7,500 - $9,000


21. Richard Marquis (USA), Glass Teapot, 1980. 6.5 x 9.5 x 9.5”. The teapot by Marquis has become one of the signature pieces from the 55 year history of studio glass in America. This work is an excellent mid- series example. Blown glass murrini. Signed by the artist. From a private collection…$8,000 - $10,500

22. Beth Lipman (USA), Richly Laid Table (Jan Davids de Heem), 2000. 18 x 36 x 30”. One of the most exciting artists to emerge in recent years, this sculpture captures the essence of her installations and large scale work. It is the second work created from the still life series. Glass, wood, adhesive, paint. From a private collection…$18,000 - $20,000


23. Niyoko Ikuta (Japan), Swing 73, 1997. 24.5 x 12.25 x 9.25”. This Japanese artist seems to draw from her heritage in this perfectly balanced form that captures motion and elegance. Laminated glass. Acquired from Habatat (MI). From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff. Signed and dated by the artist…$6,000 - $9,000

24. Hank Murta Adams (USA), Aviator, 1994. 44 x 15 x 13”. An unusual hanging sculpture by this very gifted sculptor, it has all of the important elements of his work including the humor. Cast glass and copper. Acquired from the Heller Gallery (NY). From a private collection…$14,000 - $18,000


25. Susan Taylor Glasgow (USA), Girdle, 2006. 16 x 9.5 x 1”. Another provocative sculpture concerning the feminine life in tongue and cheek fashion. Glass and mixed media. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$1,500 - $2,500

26. Kreg Kallenberger (USA), 147, circa 1983. 4 x 9 x 6.5”. This two piece sculpture is from the first series that led to the interlock series. It was the start of using the properties of blown glass and carving these forms so that they display soft lines with hard edge. Hot sculpted glass. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$5,500 - $7,500


27. Lino Tagliapietra (Italy), Boeneo, 1999. 16 x 9 x 3�. A beautiful vessel that displays the techniques that has made him the maestro of Murano and a legend throughout the world. Blown glass. From a private collection. Signed and dated by the artist‌$25,000 - $30,000


28. Vladimir Bachorik (Czech Rep), Untitled Pink, 2003. 9 x 11 x 3.5”. A classic example of this Czech artist’s cast sculpture. Acquired during his first American exhibition at Habatat Galleries. Cast glass. Acquired from Habatat (MI). From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff. Signed and dated by the artist…$4,000 - $6,000

29. Dale Chihuly (USA), Goldbraun and Tabak Group, 1978. 9 x 10 x 10” This early Chihuly has a significant provenance. It was first exhibited at the Renwick Museum at the Smithsonian. This well publicized exhibit was the beginning of his sensational career. The exhibit was brought to Habatat (MI) where it was sold to Hilbert and Jean Sosin. It is truly an important piece of history. Blown glass. Signed by the artist…$7,000 - $10,000


30. Scott Chaseling (Australia), Ol’ Bluey, 2003. 4.75 x 16.25 x 6.5”. This is a wonderful example of the “roll-up” technique developed in Australia by this artist and Klaus Moje. Hot sculpted glass. Acquired from a Habatat (MI) Glass Tour. From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff. Signed by the artist…$2,500 - $5,000

31. Giampaolo Amoruso (Italy), Oscar, 2003. 16 x 8 x 8.5”. This Botero in polka dot underwear belies the difficulty of execution. Amoruso has had only one exhibit in the U.S. and it sold out. This sculpture was acquired from that exhibit. Hot sculpted glass. Acquired from Habatat (MI). From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff…$1,000 - $1,500


32. Richard Jolley (USA), Garden, 2005. 38 x 44 x 10”. This wall sculpture was one of the first created by the great Richard Jolley. As always the piece is beautifully executed. Hot sculpted glass. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$25,000 - $35,000


33. Mark Peiser (USA), Paperweight Vessel 084, 1978. 6 x 4.25 x 4.25”. We are fortunate to have two Peiser’s from this series in this auction. This vessel uses a rare purple background perhaps inspired by color hues from morning light. Blown and hot sculpted glass. Acquired from the Wexler Gallery (PA). From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$9,000 - $12,000

34. Christopher Ries (USA), Untitled vessel, 1979. 5.5 x 8 x 8”. This is a very early and rare Ries vase with multi-layers and gold foils. Blown glass. From the collection of Ralph and Evie Goldstein. Signed by the artist…$1,500 $2,500


35. James Watkins (USA), Still Life III, 1989. 7 x 5 x 2.5”. A great interpretation of everyday objects assembled in a harmonious composition. Assembled glass. From the collection of Jean and Hilbert Sosin. Signed and dated by the artist…$3,000 - $4,000

36. Bretislav Novak Jr. (Czech Rep), Beauty II, 2002. 9.5 x 13 x 10”. Through intense cutting and hand polishing this artist creates a sensuous architectural composition that works from all angles. Laminated glass. Acquired from Habatat (MI). From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff. Signed and dated by the artist…$5,500 - $7,500


37. William Morris (USA), Artifact Series: Bird Pin (P103.32.02), 2003. 14 x 4 x 4�. This sculpture combines his incredible skills with his sensitivity for nature. It is inspired by ancient artifacts that displayed similar concerns. Blown glass and stand. Acquired from Holsten Galleries (MA). From a private collection. Signed by the artist‌$16,000 - $22,000


38. Dale Chihuly (USA), Colbalt Blue Basket with Red Lip Wrap – Portland Press Edition, 1994. 8.75 x 9 x 9”. This blue basket form was the first piece made for Portland Press by Chihuly. Habatat was the exclusive selling gallery for this edition of work. Blown glass. From the collection of Ralph and Evie Goldstein. Signed by the artist…$3,500 - $4,500

39. Dante Marioni (USA), Leaf Bottoms, 1995. 34 x 8 x 6.5”. One of America’s great glass handlers, this Seattle artist is noted for these perfectly formed large scale vessels. Hot sculpted glass. From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$9,000 - $12,500


40. Richard Marquis (USA), Glass Teapot, 1980. 6 x 6.75 x 6.75”. As described before, this is the sister piece to the 1980 sculpture. Both are influenced by the California “funk” movement of the 70’s. Blown glass murrini. Signed by the artist. From a private collection…$9,000 - $12,000


41. Livio Seguso (Italy), Solitudine, 1996. 12 x 6.25 x 6”. Livio Seguso is an artist of great esteem as well as a famous sculptor. His work is well received by Fine Art Galleries and other public exhibitions. This modest scale sculpture has all of the ingredients of his major work. Now in his mid- eighties he is no longer exhibiting in the U.S. Blown glass. Acquired from Habatat (MI). From the collection of Edwin and Mickey Schiff. Signed and dated by the artist…$12,000 - $16,000

42. Judith LaScola (USA). Pink Emanation, Circa 2009. 7.5 x 16 x 5”. A labor of love, these small sculptures have been fired seven times and sandblasted and acid polished. She uses a Trompe L’Oeil technique for these intriguing works. Blown, sandblasted glass. Acquired from Habatat (MI)…$4,500 - $6,500


43. Stanislav Libensky & Jaroslava Brychtova (Czech Rep), Free Through, 1997. 32 x 32 x 9”. This sculpture originally conceived in 1988 was executed in 1997 and is part of an edition of five. The gray color was the professor’s favorite. They felt so strongly about form that they liked to imagine it devoid of color, which could interfere with its strong architectural shape. This is one of their signature sculptures. Cast glass. Acquired from Heller Gallery (NY). From a private collection. Signed by the artist…$85,000 - $100,000


- AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS The following conditions of sale concern the items offered at the auction, including those listed in this catalogue. Habatat Galleries, Inc., reserves the right to determine the Terms of Sale, whether it be absentee bid, phone bid, internet bid or live auction. ABSENTEE BIDS: If you cannot attend the sale, you may submit in writing an absentee bid on one or more objects. The auctioneer will bid for you by executing your absentee bid at the lowest possible price while taking into account the reserve and other bids. If two or more parties leave identical bids the first bid received by Habatat Galleries will take precedence. TELEPHONE BIDS: Arrangements for telephone bidding should be confirmed at least 24 hours in advance of the sale. The staff of Habatat Galleries will execute telephone bids from designated areas in the showroom. INTERNET BIDS: Images of the pieces will be hosted online and bids will be placed by email and must be received twentyfour hours before the auction starts. If two or more parties leave identical bids the first bid received by Habatat Galleries will take precedence. RESERVES: The reserve is the minimum price that the seller is willing to accept for their consigned objects, below which it will not be sold. AUTHENTICITY OF CONDITION REPORT: All the works in the auction have been reviewed by the staff of Habatat Galleries. The pieces are deemed in good condition and any notable exceptions will be revealed in the catalogue. Habatat Galleries certifies that the work has been created by the artist to whom it is attributed. SALES TAX: All objects are subject to sales tax unless they are being shipped by common carrier out of state. BUYERS PREMIUM: A premium of 15% (18% for payment by credit card, or 22% for purchases via liveauctioneers.com) will be added to the successful bid price of all items sold at this auction. Auction items may be paid for by cash, check, wire transfer, Visa or MasterCard. Please note: All items bought at auction must be paid for, in full, at the auction’s conclusion.


ESTIMATES: This catalogue provides descriptions along with auction estimates. These estimates are guides for prospective bidders and should not be relied upon as our predictions of the final selling price. GENERAL AUCTION RULES: The reserve is the minimum price the seller is willing to accept for their consigned objects. If identical winning bids are left by two or more parties, the first bid received by Habatat Galleries will take precedence. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds are permitted. Everything will be sold “AS IS” to the highest bidder. The descriptions of all items have been made in good faith and every effort has been made to describe each accurately. The cost of shipping and insurance is the responsibility of the purchaser. Auction will be held at:

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MasterWorks Auction at Habatat Galleries Thursday April 27th 2017  

Please enjoy the catalog for our 18th Masterworks Auction. This edition features works from several prominent collections, including the Sos...

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