Vetro Soffiato Glass Vase 'Holbein' by Venini Murano ca. 1960s
Item e6561

A large vetro soffiato glass vase in transparent red glass with clear glass handles. Designed by Vittorio Zecchin in the early 1920s, first exhibited on the Biennale of Monza in 1923. This example is manufactured by Venini Murano Venice ca. 1960s. Signed with 'venini italia' and company lable on the base. Venini model number 1924.

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.

Width: 7.68" (19.5 cm)
Height: 12.2" (31 cm)
Diameter: 5.91" (15 cm)

Literature Reference:
Tiziana Casagrande and Ferruccio Franzoia, Venetian Glasses, Milano 2021, pages 272 and 318
Marino Barovier, Vittorio Zecchin: Transparent Glass for Cappellin and Venini, Milano 2017, page 161 and 186

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