Carlo Scarpa - Design London Thursday, May 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Turin

  • Literature

    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, p. 159

  • 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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Vase

circa 1940
Mezza filigrana glass.
33.3 cm (13 1/8 in.) high
Produced by Venini & C., Murano and retailed by Caliari, Turin, Italy. Underside with paper label printed CALIARI VENINI/TORINO and partially obscured VIA CAVOUR, 1

Estimate
£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £11,970

Contact Specialist

Antonia King

Head of Sale, Design
+44 20 7901 7944

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Design

London Auction 12 May 2022