Napoleone Martinuzzi - Design New York Friday, November 13, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Venetian Glass: An Important Private Collection 1910-1960, Sotheby's, Geneva, November 19, 1999, Lot 114

  • Exhibited

    XVI Biennale di Venezia, 1928; "Rassegna Retrospectiva 1930-1940," Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 1981

  • Literature

    Carlo Pirovano, Vetri Murano Oggi, Milan, 1981, p. 31, no. 67; Marina Barovier, Napoleone Martinuzzi Maestro Vetraio del Novecento, Padua, 2001, illustrated p. 73

  • Catalogue Essay

    Compagnia Venezia Murano (CVM), founded in 1877, was a prominent Venetian retailer of furniture and decorative objects. The firm offered glassware produced by prestigious European makers including Gallé, Daum, and Venini. During the 1920s CVM frequently marked its merchandise, produced by outside firms, with an acid-etched crown, as in the present lot.

PROPERTY FROM THE VENINI ARCHIVES

79

Important early pulegoso glass cup

1928
With applied blue glass handles and rim.
6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm.) high, 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm.) diameter
Produced by Venini, Italy.  Underside acid-etched with “venezia murano/Italia” and surmounted with CVM crown.  Together with a certificate of authenticity from Venini.

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $50,000

Design

14 Nov 2009
New York