Paolo Venini - Design London Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Tapio Wirkkala, gifted by the artist, 1950s
    Gifted from the above to the present owner

  • Literature

    'Piccola rassegna di Venini', Domus, no. 305, April 1955, p. 52
    Roberto Aloi, L’Arredamento moderno: sesta serie, Milan, 1955, fig. 32
    Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, pp. 109, 207
    Marino Barovier and Carla Sonego eds., Paolo Venini and his Furnace, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Milan, 2016, pp. 213, 216-17, 220

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the 27th Venice Biennale, 1954.


Vase, model no. 3857, from the 'Mosaico Zanfirico' series

circa 1954
Mosaico zanfirico glass with netted lattimo canes.
33.7 cm (13 1/4 in.) high
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Underside acid-etched venini/murano/ITALIA.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £20,160

Contact Specialist

Antonia King
Head of Sale, Design
[email protected]


London Auction 9 November 2021