Monday, 15 November 2010

Chandelier from Hotel Bristol, Merano, for sale.

ANOTHER souvenir from the former luxury Hotel Bristol goes under the hammer on December 15. This Murano glass chandelier, manufactured by Seguso Vetri d'Arte in 1954, is more than 8ft (250cm) in diameter. Three were commissioned for the hotel, two have survived. Auctioneers are Phillips de Pury of New York, who have put an estimated price of $80-120,000 on the piece.
In September a pair of 1938 Gio Ponti chairs from the Bristol in Murano came up for sale at Wrights auctioneers, with an estimated price of $3,000–5,000 – they sold for $13,750. 
The hotel is the subject of a handsome book called Hotel Bristol, by photographer Elizabeth Holzl, mentioned in an earlier post

Also for sale, on eBay, Russian stamps with an image of Tsar Nicholas, postmarked "Hotel Bristol Ekterinaslav 

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