A Venini soffiato (mouth blown) glass vase with very thin opaque yellow glass, clear glass overlay and a pinched ring in lattimo glass (milk glass) on the base of the neck. Designed by Vittorio Zecchin ca. 1921-25. Venini Model number 1508. This example is probably a reinterpretation of the 1950s or 1960s. Acid etched signature 'venini murano ITALIA' on the base.
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.
Height: 9.65" (24.5 cm)
Diameter: 5.51" (14 cm)