Rare vase, from the 'Bicolore a incalmo' series

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Marino Barovier, Carlo Scarpa, I vetri di un architetto, Milan, 1997, p. 213

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the XXI Venice Biennale, 1938.

  • 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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Rare vase, from the 'Bicolore a incalmo' series

circa 1938
Pesante iridescent coloured glass.
9.4 x 23.1 x 13.5 cm (3 3/4 x 9 1/8 x 5 3/8 in.)
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Underside acid-etched venini/murano.

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

Place Advance Bid
Contact Specialist

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

Design

London Auction 11 June 2020