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  • Literature

    Marino Barovier, Carlo Scarpa: Glass of an Architect, Milan, 1999, pp. 122-23, p. 210, fig. 103
    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass, Its history, artists and techniques, Volume 1, Turin, 2007, pl. 40
    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini, 1932–1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, pp. 21, 200-01, 213

  • 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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"Corroso" bowl, model no. 4102

circa 1936
Amethyst corroso glass with applied base and iridized surface.
4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) high, 12 in. (30.5 cm) diameter
Produced by Venini, Italy. Underside acid-etched with venini murano.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,750

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New York 17 December 2013 2pm