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  • Provenance

    Marina Barovier collection, Venice
    Private collection, Switzerland
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2015

  • Literature

    Gio Ponti, 'Considerazioni sui vetri di Venini', Domus, no. 103, July 1936, p. 31
    Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, p. 241, pl. 40
    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its history, artists and techniques, Volume 1, Turin, 2007, pl. 40
    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, pp. 202-203, 214

  • 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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Cylindrical 'Corroso' vase, model no. 4100

circa 1936
Corroso coloured glass with applied bugne details.
29.4 cm (11 5/8 in.) high, 18 cm (7 1/8 in.) diameter
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Underside acid-etched with Venini/Murano/ITALIA.

Estimate
£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £20,000

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Design

London Auction 21 September 2016