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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Italy

  • Literature

    Catalogo Blu, p. 156, nos. 207 and 208 for similar examples

  • Artist Biography

    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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Chandelier

ca. 1938
Mezza filigrana glass, tubular brass.
39 x 36 5/8 x 5 in. (99.1 x 93 x 12.7 cm.)
Manufactured by Venini, Italy.

Estimate
$14,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $17,500

Design

9 June 2010
New York