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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Marino Barovier, ed., Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2012, p. 55 for a drawing of the design

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present pair of ceiling light comprises 36 individual glass elements that can be assembled in different configurations, an approach that was developed by Venini in the mid-1930s under the artistic direction of the architect Carlo Scarpa. The specific design of the present examples is recorded in the Catalogo Blu as 'Cordonato rigato' glass, patented by Venini as number 333411.


Pair of large and rare ceiling lights

circa 1934
Cordonato rigato glass, painted steel.
Each: 23.1 x 120.4 x 120.4 cm (9 1/8 x 47 3/8 x 47 3/8 in.)
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £75,000

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London Auction 17 October 2019