CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)
THE COLLECTION OF FRANCESCO AND CHIARA CARRARO, VENICE
CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)

A DECORO A FILI VASE, MODEL N. 8611, CIRCA 1942-1947

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CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)
A DECORO A FILI VASE, MODEL N. 8611, CIRCA 1942-1947
executed by Venini, hand-blown glass
7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high
acid stamp venini murano ITALIA
Literature
M. Barovier, Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932-1947, exhibition catalogue, Venice, Le Stanze del Vetro, Milan, 2012, pp. 471 and 473 for illustrations of the present vase.

F. Deboni, Venini Glass, Turin, 1996, p. 119, pl. 78 for another example of this vase;
A. Bettagno, Gli Artisti Di Venini, Milan, 1996, p. 106, pl. 119 for a related vase of similar form and technique;
M. Barovier, Carlo Scarpa: Glass of an Architect, exhibition catalogue, Brescia, Palazzo Martinengo, Milan, 1998, pp. 188 and 224 for another vase of this model.

Venini, blue catalogue, n. 3971.
Exhibited
Venice, Le Stanze del Vetro, Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932-1947, August 2012 - January 2013;
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company 1932-1947, November 2013 - March 2014.
Post lot text
The very rare series of Decoro a Fili (thread decorated) is one of the last series Carlo Scarpa designed for Venini in the early 1940s. A clear glass vessel is decorated with hot-applied, colored glass threads to form an irregular pattern. The color scheme on the present vase ranges from pagliesco, or straw-colored, to a dark caramel brown. Examples in a blue-ametheyst coloration are in in the Fondatione Carraro, Ca' Pesaro, Venice, and in the Steinberg Foundation, Vaduz, Switzerland.
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