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Mirror, model no. 30

circa 1937
Pesante battuto iridescent glass, mirrored glass, brass.
15 x 13 x 3 in. (38.1 x 33 x 7.6 cm)
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Back plate impressed MADE IN ITALY twice and VENINI/MURANO. Back corner brackets impressed 5, 6, 7, and 8, respectively.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

sold for $36,250

Place Advance Bid

Contact Specialist
Cordelia Lembo
Specialist, Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1265

  • Condition Report

  • Literature

    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its History, Artists and Techniques, Catalogue 1921-2007, vol. 1, Turin, 2007, The Blue Catalogue (appendix), pl. 43
    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, p. 33

  • Artist Bio

    Carlo Scarpa

    Italian • 1906 - 1978

    Phillips Design has a deep-rooted passion for the work of Carlo Scarpa, one of the twentieth century's great poets, whose rhythms, lines and materials — a grammar of space — appeal both as a local response to the architect's birth city, Venice, and a universal language of ordered dynamism.

    Carlo Scarpa graduated with a degree in architectural drawing from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice in 1926. In the years that followed, he worked as a teaching assistant for a former professor, ran his own architectural practice in Venice and worked as a freelance artist for M.V.M. Cappellin glassworks. When M.V.M. Cappellin went bankrupt in 1932, Scarpa joined Venini & C. in Murano, where he served as artistic director until 1947. During his tenure at Venini, Scarpa developed a host of new techniques — in particular, mezza filigrano, a bollicine and corroso — that catapulted the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassblowing to the forefront of modernist design.

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Mirror, model no. 30

circa 1937
Pesante battuto iridescent glass, mirrored glass, brass.
15 x 13 x 3 in. (38.1 x 33 x 7.6 cm)
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Back plate impressed MADE IN ITALY twice and VENINI/MURANO. Back corner brackets impressed 5, 6, 7, and 8, respectively.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

sold for $36,250

Place Advance Bid

Contact Specialist
Cordelia Lembo
Specialist, Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1265

Design Day Sale

New York Auction 12 December 2017

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