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Bonhams to auction single-owner collection of European glass

The Mühleib Collection of European Glass from 1500 -1850, a fantastic selection of rare quality glass, will be sold by Bonhams in London on Thursday 2nd May in New Bond Street at 10.30am.

Dr. Horst Mühleib assembled his collection of Venetian, German, Austrian and Dutch glass over a period of forty years. Representing some of the finest examples of the period, the Mühleib Collection is one of the first of such a wide-range to be offered on the international market in recent times with over 70 lots for sale. Amongst a number of pieces fresh to the market are several important examples from the significant 1980s sales of the Helfried Krug and Fritz Biemann Collections.
Amongst Dr.Mühleib’s rare Venetian Renaissance glass is a small group of cold-enamelled pieces from the Austrian glasshouse at Innsbruck (circa 1550-1600).

Further highlights include a fabulous Baroque goblet cut in the Hochschnitt manner by Friedrich Winter, circa 1700, and an important glass panel regarded as one of the earliest examples of copper-wheel engraving by Caspar Lehmann, circa 1608, until recently on long-term loan to the British Museum.

Highlights of the collection will be displayed in Rome on 26 and 27 February, Amsterdam on 7-8 March, Cologne 12 -13 March and Munich 21-22 March.