Vetro Soffiato 'Caravaggio' Glass Vase by Vittorio Zecchin for Venini Murano
Item e6758

A vetro soffiato glass vase in transparent amethyst glass with slightly iridised surface. Designed by Vittorio Zecchin in 1925 and manufactured by Venini Murano Venice ca. 1950. The design for this vase is named 'Caravaggio' and was inspired by paintings of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio where vases with this shape are displayed. Venini company lable on the base. Venini model number 3802. Good condition inside with deposits.

Vittorio Zecchin (1878 - 1947) was a native Muranese and son of a glasswork technician. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Together with the painter Teodoro Wolf Ferrari he presented at the XI. Venice Biennale some glasses made by Barovier in 1914. From 1921 to 1925 he was artistic director at Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Cappellin Venini & C., for which he created classic pieces in clear glass and delicate colors. Inspired by the Venetian pictorial style of 16th-century, these vases were the first examples of modern Murano glasswork. Vittorio Zecchin also worked for Ferro-Toso, A.Ve.M., Salir, Barovier, Seguso Ferro and Fratelli Toso.

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Height: 10.04" (25.5 cm)
Diameter: 6.3" (16 cm)

Literature Reference:
Franco Deboni, Venini Glass Volume 1, Turin 2007, page 198
Tiziana Casagrande and Ferruccio Franzoia, Venetian Glasses, Milano 2021, pages 266 and 319

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