Sotheby’s to hold a single owner sale of property from The Collection of Giovanni & Gabriella Barilla

LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced the Single Owner sale on 14th March 2012 of property from The Collection of Giovanni & Gabriella Barilla: Important Porcelain, Venetian Fine and Decorative Arts from their Residence in Geneva. Descendants of the founder of the most important pasta producer in the world, Giovanni Barilla and in particular his wife Gabriella created one of the greatest collections of ceramics and porcelain in Europe. This collection especially focuses on exceptional Meissen figures – including a wonderful collection of some of the earliest Commedia dell’Arte figures – and some of the rarest groups of Capodimonte and Buen Retiro ever offered on the market. Also featuring an exquisite selection of Venetian eighteenth-century furniture and paintings, sixteenth-century majolica, silver and a group of illuminated books of Hours,