Paolo Venini (1895-1959) Inciso Vase1956-59model 3681, designed 1956, for Venini, blown glass with wheel carved inciso surface texture, three line acid-stencil 'venini murano ITALIA'height 7 3/4in (19.5cm); diameter 5 1/2in (14cm)

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Paolo Venini (1895-1959)
Inciso Vase
1956-59
model 3681, designed 1956, for Venini, blown glass with wheel carved inciso surface texture, three line acid-stencil 'venini murano ITALIA'
height 7 3/4in (19.5cm); diameter 5 1/2in (14cm)

Sold for US$ 3,825 inc. premium
Paolo Venini (1895-1959)
Inciso Vase
1956-59
model 3681, designed 1956, for Venini, blown glass with wheel carved inciso surface texture, three line acid-stencil 'venini murano ITALIA'
height 7 3/4in (19.5cm); diameter 5 1/2in (14cm)

Footnotes

  • The model was produced by Paolo Venini after a form that had been devised by Carlo Scarpa during his tenure at the firm during the 1930s.

    The example that was presented at the Venice Biennale in 1956 was also in light violet glass like the present lot. It is possible, considering that Paolo Venini and Oscar Stonorov had begun work together early that year on the Solidarity House commission in Detroit, that the example shown at the Biennale was gifted to Stonorov on one of his subsequent visits to Paolo Venini and his workshop.

    Provenance
    Paolo Venini, Venice
    Oscar Stonorov, Pennsylvania, gifted by the above 1956-59
    Thence by Descent

    Exhibited
    XXVIIIe Venice Biennale, 1956

    Literature
    Marino Barovier & Carla Sonego, 'Paolo Venini and his Furnace', Skira, 2016, p. 250
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Paolo Venini (1895-1959) Inciso Vase1956-59model 3681, designed 1956, for Venini, blown glass with wheel carved inciso surface texture, three line acid-stencil 'venini murano ITALIA'height 7 3/4in (19.5cm); diameter 5 1/2in (14cm)
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