Toni Zuccheri - Design New York Friday, November 13, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Franco Deboni, Venini Glass, Catalogue 1921-2007, Turin, 2007, pl. 262 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Among Toni Zuccheri’s best known works are his applied glass and bronze bird sculptures: turkeys, owls, guinea fowl, chickens, and hoopoes, which he produced over a long career. The present lot, ‘Araba Fenice’ (Arab Phoenix), was the last work made at Venini by Zuccheri before he died. According to legend, the phoenix, at the end of its life, builds a nest of myrrh twigs and catches fire.

PROPERTY FROM THE VENINI ARCHIVES

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Unique monumental “Araba Fenice” sculpture

2007
Polychrome glass, bronze.
33 1/2 x 41 3/8 x 19 5/8 in. (85.1 x 105.1 x 49.8 cm.)
Produced by Venini, Italy.  Base signed with "07 TZ."  Together with a certificate of authenticity from Venini. 

Estimate
$45,000 - 55,000 

Sold for $110,500

Design

14 Nov 2009
New York