This work has been authenticated by Angelo Mangiarotti.
The life of an antique dealer is filled with luck and serendipity..having had a fruitless buying trip to Milan I was in a filthy mood..it was cold, rainy and taxi-less. I stepped into a cafe and was greeted by a dealer I had completely forgotten about.."You look gloomy" he astutely remarked..."I have just bought a collection that will fill your heart with joy". So Italian and so so correct. I literally ran to his depot and my heart leapt...six incredible vases made and formerly owned by my absolute hero Angelo Mangiarotti. Then the fight began. "I only want to sell one or two," the dealer cruelly announced seeing the wanton lust in my eyes. Needless to say an hour later I was wrapping all six to take home with me. This unique Onyx vase was my favorite!!! Gordon Watson