Ceiling light, model no. 5284

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Rome

  • Literature

    Marino Barovier, Carlo Scarpa: Glass of an Architect, Milan, 1999, p. 60
    Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, pp. 142, 212
    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its history, artists and techniques, Volume 1, Turin, 2007, The Blue Catalogue (appendix) pl. 164
    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, pp. 60-61

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the VI Milan Triennale, 1936.

  • 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. 5284

circa 1936
Murrine glass, brass.
96.6 cm (38 in.) drop
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

sold for £17,500

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019
mhortaecosta@phillips.com

Important Design

London Auction 18 October 2018