Lattimo Velato Vase by Carlo Scarpa for Venini Murano ca. 1936
Item e6549

A rare lattimo velato vase designed by Carlo Scarpa ca. 1936. Manufactured by Venini Murano Venice in the 1930s. Thin milky glass with fine horizontal grinding. Acid etched signature "venini murano ITALIA" on the base and Venini Museo lable on the body. The vase was bought in the 1990s directly from the Venini collection. Venini model number 3607. The velati series was first exhibited at the Bienale of Venice and on the Trienale of Milan in 1940.

Carlo Scarpa (1906 – 1978) was one of the most important architects of Italian modernism. „Architecture must be precious“ is a famous quote from him. Like his role model Frank Lloyd Wright, he was also a follower of organic architecture. Carlo Scarpa created the first Sommerso vases for Venini in the early 1930s. Further design ideas from his signature were presented at the 19th Biennale d'Arte in Venice. Carlo Scarpa explored the interaction of glass and light in his works. Several well known glass techniques such as murrine (patterned glass made from rods), penelatte (glass with brushstroke decoration), inciso (glass with cutted lines) and battuto (beaten glass) characterise his objects. In 1961, Carlo Scarpa created a large light installation with modular polyhedra in the form of free fall for the World Exhibition in Turin

Measures:
Height: 5.12" (13 cm)
Diameter: 4.33" (11 cm)

Literature Reference:
Marino Barovier, Carlo Scarpa Venini 1932 - 1947, Milano 2012, pages 188, 192 (shape) and 316 (technique)
Franco Deboni, Venini Glass Volume 2, Turin 2007, plate 71
Tiziana Casagrande and Ferruccio Franzoia, Venetian Glasses, Milano 2021, page 435
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