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

A RARE AND EXPERIMENTAL 'PENNELLATE' VASE, CIRCA 1942

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CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)
A RARE AND EXPERIMENTAL 'PENNELLATE' VASE, CIRCA 1942
produced by Venini, variant of model 3952, lightly iridescent hand-blown glass
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
acid stamp venini murano
Literature
M. Barovier, R. Barovier Mentasti, A. Dorigato, Il Vetro di Murano alle Biennali 1895-1972, Milan, 1995, p. 150, n. 72;
F. Deboni, Murano 900, Milan, 1996, p. 283, n. 199 for this model illustrated;
M. Barovier, Carlo Scarpa: Glass of an Architect, Milan, 1998, pp. 178, 223 no. 273 for another vase of this model, p. 285, n. 53 for another vase of this model at the XXIII Venice Biennale, 1942;
A. Venini Diaz de Santillana, Venini, Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986, Milan, 2000, p. 152, n. 111 for another vase of this model;
Exhibition catalogue, Venetian Glass: the Nancy Olnik and Giorgio Spanu Collection, New York, 2000, p. 104, n. 74 for this model illustrated;
M. Barovier, Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-1947, exhibition catalogue, Le Stanze del Vetro, Milan, 2012, pp. 430, 437 for this model illustrated.

Lot Essay

The rare Pennellate series was executed by applying small quantities of colored opaque glass to the vessel as it was blown. The colors were then spun gently around the viscous glass exterior, achieving spiraling bands of expressive brush strokes. The present example appears to be an early experiment of this original technique due to its irregular form and the somehow raw style of the brush stroke. This important example offers an insight on the early stages of the creation of this rare series.
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