Vittorio Zecchin for Venini Soffiato Vase in Yellow and Lattimo Glass ca. 1950s
Item e6589

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 of Murano and the son of a glass technician. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice in 1901, but initially decided against working as an artist. In 1908, he joined the Ca' Pessaro group, which was made up of a number of young Venetian artists. Together with the painter Teodoro Wolf Ferrari, he presented some glasses made by Barovier at the XI Venice Biennale in 1914. From 1921 to 1925, he was the artistic director of the company Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Cappellin Venini & C., for which he created classic pieces in clear glass and delicate colors. These vases, inspired by the Venetian painting style of the 16th century, 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: 9.65" (24.5 cm)
Diameter: 5.51" (14 cm)

Literature Reference:
Marino Barovier, Vittorio Zecchin: Transparent Glass for Cappellin and Venini, Milano 2017, page 380
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