Rare ‘Murrine Romane’ vase, model no. 4008

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  • Literature

    Domus (Milan), no. 108, December 1936, p. 37 for similar examples
    Marino Barovier, Carlo Scarpa: Glass of an Architect, Milan, 1999, pp. 116-17, p. 208, fig. 73, p. 271, fig. 12, p. 273, fig. 19 for period images, drawing and similar examples
    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, pp. 162, 166, 173 for images and preparatory drawings

  • 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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Rare ‘Murrine Romane’ vase, model no. 4008

1936-1940
'Murrine' glass.
9.4 cm (3 3/4 in) high, 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in) diameter
Manufactured by Venini, Italy. Underside acid-etched with 'venini/murano/MADE IN/ITALY'.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

sold for £35,000

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designlondon@phillips.com
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London 25 April 2013 2pm