Carafe and set of six 'A canne' glasses

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    'Murano', Domus, nos. 252-53, November-December 1950, p. 59 for a similar example
    Marino Barovier, ed., Paolo Venini e la sua fornace, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Milan, 2016, pp. 386, 393 for similar examples

  • Artist Bio

    Gio Ponti

    Italian • 1891 - 1979

    Among the most prolific talents to grace twentieth-century design, Gio Ponti defied categorization. Though trained as an architect, he made major contributions to the decorative arts, designing in such disparate materials as ceramics, glass, wood and metal. A gale force of interdisciplinary creativity, Ponti embraced new materials like plastic and aluminum but employed traditional materials such as marble and wood in original, unconventional ways.

    In the industrial realm, he designed buildings, cars, machinery and appliances — notably, the La Cornuta espresso machine for La Pavoni — and founded the ADI (Industrial Designer Association). Among the most special works by Gio Ponti are those that he made in collaboration with master craftsmen such as the cabinetmaker Giordano Chiesa, the illustrator Piero Fornasetti and the enamellist Paolo de Poli.

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Gio Ponti

Carafe and set of six 'A canne' glasses

circa 1950
Canne glass.
Carafe: 25.5 cm (10 in.) high
Each glass: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.) high

Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy.

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

sold for £6,000

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

Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019