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  • Provenance

    Spada family, Buenos Aires

  • Literature

    ‘La battaglia di Parigi’, Domus, no. 106, October 1936, pp. 22-23
    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its History, Artists and Techniques, Catalogue 1921-2007, vol. 1, Turin, 2007, The Blue Catalogue (appendix), pl. 161
    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, p. 60

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the VI Milan Triennale, 1936.

  • 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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Pair of wall lights, model no. 442

circa 1936
Corroso glass, nickel-plated brass.
Each: 28.5 x 31.5 x 20.5 cm (11 1/4 x 12 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,080

Contact Specialist

Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale, Associate Specialist
+44 20 7318 4019
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Design

London Auction 12 November 2020