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.

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 where honored with several awards. Till today Venini is one of the leading art glass manufacturies on Murano.

Measures:
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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