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Jim Oliveira and Sara Blumberg founded Glass Past in New York in 1995. They are private dealers and consultants in the field of Italian glass, specializing in work from 1870 to 1970. The pair are among the most active and respected dealers in this very specialized field. They primarily serve private collectors and travel extensively to find the best and most important examples from their original years of production. Additionally Sara and Jim work as consultants with auction houses, individuals, architects and designers, as well as public and private institutions wishing to build collections both large and small.

Jim and Sara were exhibitors at Modernism in New York for ten years and are pleased to announce that in 2013 they will join the venerable Winter Antiques Show. In every exhibition the goal is to illustrate the beauty of the material along with the extraordinary history of the collaboration between designers, master blowers and company directors. While the focus is on work from the most important companies; Venini, Barovier and Seguso, more obscure manufacturers and designers are also celebrated.

Glass Past has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Town & Country, Fortune, Worth, Antiques Magazine, Art & Antiques, and Art & Auction among other publications.

Sara and Jim are available by appointment and may be reached at 212.343.2524 and glasspast@earthlink.net