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

A MONUMENTAL 'BATTUTO' VASE, MODEL NO. 3932 B, CIRCA 1942

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CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)
A monumental 'Battuto' vase, model no. 3932 B, circa 1942
executed by Venini, Murano, Italy, hand-blown glass with battuto surface
11 ¾ high x 29 ½ in. circumference (30 x 79 cm.)
acid stamp venini murano
Provenance
Galleria Marina Barovier, Venice, Italy;
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2004.
Literature
M. Barovier, Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932-1947, exh. cat., Venice, Le Stanze del Vetro, Milan, 2012, pp. 363 and 374, the present example illustrated.
Exhibited
Le Stanze del Vetro, Venice, Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932-1947, August 2012 - January 2013;
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company 1932-1947, November 2013 - March 2014.
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Lot Essay

The first series of Battuti was presented in 1940 at the XX Venice Biennale and at the VII Milan Triennale. The pieces were distinguished by an intense battuto finish, either horizontal or vertical to emulate the effect of chiselled stone or with a honeycomb finish to suggest the hammered surface often used with silver. The present lot is a remarkable example of this series. Exhibited at the recent exhibitions dedicated to the work of Carlo Scarpa at Venini, at Le Stanze del Vetro in Venice and subsequently at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this example is of great scale and of a rare and intense cornelian colour.

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