Anthony Picadio is a well-known and respected collector of Early American Glass.
The Anthony Picadio collection of fine early American glass will be featured in auctions throughout the 2018 auction season at Heckler. This preeminent collection of glass is not only beautiful and rare, but many of the pieces also featured a highly detailed record of provenance including such noteworthy names as: George McKearin, George Austin, Crawford Wettlauffer and many others.
In his article "The Importance of Provenance in Glass Collecting", printed in the August, 2016 issue of Antique Bottle & Glass Collector, Anthony Picadio states: "We collectors do not usually employ our own personal curators to select objects for our collections, or to provide us with objective expert advice on prospective aquisitions. We are left to our own devices to sort through the available material and choose what we think will enhance our collections.... There are a number of ways we can minimize our personal error rate in making aquisitions for our collections. I have found that one of the best is to acquire objects that have an illustrious provenance."
The first pieces from the Anthony Picadio collection, including those pictured above, will be offered in our March 19-28, 2018, Premier Auction 159.