Ceiling light, model no. 5417

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Novara

  • Literature

    Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, p. 256
    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its History, Artists and Techniques, Catalogue 1921-2007, Volume 1, Turin, 2007, The Blue Catalogue (appendix), pl. 138

  • 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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Ceiling light, model no. 5417

1931-1935
Filigrana glass, brass.
44 1/4 in. (112.4 cm) drop, 16 in. (40.6 cm) diameter
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

sold for $15,000

Contact Specialist
DesignNewYork@phillips.com
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Design Day Sale

New York Auction 13 December 2018