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  • Literature

    Anna Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini Catalogue Raisonné 1921–1986, Milan, 2000, p. 207, fig. 86 for a similar example; ‘Architectural lighting’, Venini sales catalogue, p. 202, fig. 031 for preparatory drawings and pp. 207–08 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The same design of ‘ballotton’ glass spheres was used in the large glazed roof section of the courtyard of the Palazzo Grassi in Venice. This large skylight was built to designs by Paolo Venini in 1954 and has since been placed in storage.

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Rare large chandelier

c. 1962
Clear and coloured 'ballotton' glass spheres, painted metal.
288 cm (113 3/8 in) drop
Manufactured by Venini, Italy.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £58,850

Design

27 September 2011
London