Large Vase of the 'Pesanti' Series, Paolo Venini for Venini, Murano 1952
Item e6483

A large vase in thick amethyst glass with clear glass overlay and circular decoration on the neck. Designed by Paolo Venini in 1952, manufactured by Venini, Murano Venezia. Model number 1522. Acid stamp 'venini murano ITALIA' on the base. This model is the reinterpretation of a design of Vittorio Zecchin from the 1920s. It was exhibited at the 26th Venice Biennale in 1952. Good condition with traces of uses on the base and lower body.

In 1921 Paolo Venini and Giacomo Cappellin founded a company that would become world famous. Under the artistic directions of Vittorio Zecchin the Vetri Soffiati Cappellin Venini & C. become the whiz kid of the golden 1920s. Over the decades, countless world-renowned artists like Napoleone Martinuzzi, Carlo Scarpa, Tomaso Buzzi, Fulvio Bianconi, Tuni Zuccheri, Thomas Stearns, Toots Zynski or Ettore Sottsass have enthusiastically worked for Venini, designing something very special with each of their new techniques and designs. The creations of Venini were honored with several awards. Till today Venini is one of the leading art glass manufacturies on Murano.

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Height: 17.72" (45 cm)
Diameter: 8.27" (21 cm)

Literature Reference:
Marino Barovier and Carla Sonego, Paolo Venini and his Furnace, Milano 2018, page 151
Marina Barovier, Il Vetro di Murano alle Bienali 1895-1972, Milano 1995, page 78
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