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  • Literature

    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass, Turin, 1996, pl. 117 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot appears as model number 30 on plate 43 of
    Venini’s Catalogo Blu.

  • 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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circa 1937
Battuto glass, mirrored glass, brass.
16 3/8 x 14 1/4 x 3 3/8 in (41.6 x 36.3 x 8.7 cm)
Manufactured by Venini, Italy. Reverse with manufacturer's paper label 'VENINI S. A. - MURANO - ', brass hanger impressed 'VENINI/MURANO' and three of the four corner fixtures are impressed with '0', '12' and '10' respectively.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $25,000


12 December 2012
New York