Rare eight-armed chandelier, model no. 5334 A8

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Saronno, Italy

  • Literature

    Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, p. 264, pl. 186
    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its history, artists and techniques, Volume 1, Turin, 2007, pl. 186

  • 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 eight-armed chandelier, model no. 5334 A8

circa 1941
Soffiato clear glass, lattimo glass, tubular brass, brass.
100 cm (39 3/8 in.) drop, 46 cm (18 1/8 in.) diameter
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

sold for £56,250

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Modern Masters

London Auction 26 April 2017