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  • Provenance

    Galleria Ecodiforme, Turin, Italy

  • Literature

    Catalogo blu, no. 5315, 1940s, pl. 181; Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raissoné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, illustrated p. 212, pl. 98, fig. 128 and p. 268

  • 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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Rare and important chandelier

c. 1940
Glass, lattimo glass, brass. 
120 cm. (47 1/4 in.) drop, 40 cm. (15 3/4 in.) diameter
Produced by Venini, Italy.

£16,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £37,250


25 Sept 2008, 2pm