Vetro Soffiato Glass Vase by Vittorio Zecchin for Venini Murano ca. 1920s
Item e6750

A large 'Vetro Soffiato' art glass vase in straw colored transparent glass decorated with air bubbles. Designed by Vittorio Zecchin and manufactured by Venini Murano Venice ca. 1930s. Acid etched signature 'venini murano' 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.

Measures:
Height: 10.63" (27 cm)
Diameter: 7.68" (19.5 cm)

Literature Reference:
Tiziana Casagrande and Ferruccio Franzoia, Venetian Glasses, Milano 2021, pages 289 and 326
Marino Barovier, Vittorio Zecchin: Transparent Glass for Cappellin and Venini, Milano 2017, page 292 (color and technique) and 321 shape
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