I’m leaving on Christmas vacation tomorrow, and will post the Ebay Alerts today instead of Thursday. I really wasn’t much impressed with current offerings, so will leave you with only one item this time. And wishes for a very happy Holiday!
http://tinyurl.com/29k6dnu Mario Vellani-Marchi 1957 Burano Original Italian
Current offer: $195,000.00 no bids
Auction ends: Dec 31, 2010 12:04:49 PST
Offered by: Ebay Seller mac4141, Washougal, WA, United States
Comments: Mario Vellani-Marchi (1895-1979) was a painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and illustrator. He worked for many years in Burano and produced a number of images of lacemakers. One of the most famous is “La Rossina merlettaia”. This is not that work, but a similar one with apparently impeccable provenance.
And the seller takes Paypal!
Sale ended on Dec 23rd, no known bids. I emailed the seller, who said the work would be relisted along with several others. He has also contributed a lovely comment to this post.
The piece has been relisted for $495,000.00. He also shows a few other Vellani-Marchi Burano lacemaker portraits in the posting.
Ebay listing 230569184198, the price is now down to $9,500.00.