CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)
CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)
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CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)

A RARE AND MONUMENTAL VASE AND COVER, CIRCA 1930

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CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)
A RARE AND MONUMENTAL VASE AND COVER, CIRCA 1930
executed by M.V.M. Cappellin & C., hand-blown lattimo glass, with gold foil inclusions
14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high
Provenance
Private collection, Milan.
Literature
M. Barovier, Carlo Scarpa: Glass of an Architect, Milan, 1998, p. 199, n. 113, for another vase of this model.

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Lot Essay

The present lot is an important and rare example from the Incamiciati series created by Carlo Scarpa for M.V.M. Cappellin & Co. between 1929-1930. This large vessel and cover are a clear expression of Scarpa’s extraordinary talent to merge sumptuous materials and elementary forms to create pieces that reveal stylistic and technical innovation. The delicate and elegant quality of the milky glass is combined with the bold choice of a completely dark interior. The pure shape is enhanced further through the use of gold foil to the footrim and the leaf-shape decoration to the lid. The lightly iridescent glass offers also a sense of subtle and exceptional refinement. Examples from this series were presented at the IV International Exhibition in Monza in 1930 and were acclaimed in the pages of Domus magazine as the most remarkable and sophisticated creations in glass.
Another example of this model was sold in Venetian Glass 1910-1960, An Important Private Collection, Sotheby's, Geneva, 10 November 1990, lot 50.

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