Mirror, model no. 30

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, p. 242
    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its history, artists and techniques, Volume 1, Turin, 2007, pl. 43
    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, p. 33

  • 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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Mirror, model no. 30

circa 1937
Corroso glass, mirrored glass, brass.
58 x 50 x 7.3 cm (22 7/8 x 19 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Each back plate impressed VENINI/MURANO and each corner bracket impressed 17, 18, 19 and 20, respectively.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

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Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale, Associate Specialist
+44 20 7318 4019
MHortaECosta@phillips.com

Design

London Auction 11 June 2020