Monumental chandelier

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  • Provenance

    Phillips, London, "Design," September 27, 2011, lot 107
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Marino Barovier and Carlo Sonego, eds., The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa, 1925-1931, Milan, 2018, p. 464

  • 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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Monumental chandelier

circa 1927
Blown glass, painted steel, aluminum.
86 in. (218.4 cm) drop, 50 1/2 in. (128.3 cm) diameter
Produced by M.V.M. Cappellin & Co., Murano, Italy.

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

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New York Auction 17 December 2019