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VITTORIO ZECCHIN (1878-1947)
THE COLLECTION OF FRANCESCO AND CHIARA CARRARO, VENICE
VITTORIO ZECCHIN (1878-1947)

A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT 'VERONESE' VASE, CIRCA 1935

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VITTORIO ZECCHIN (1878-1947)
A UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT 'VERONESE' VASE, CIRCA 1935
engraved by Franz Pelzel, executed by S. A. L. I. R., pierced, carved, sandblasted and polished hand-blown glass
16 ½ in. (42 cm.) high
Literature
M. Barovier, M. Mondi, C. Sonego, Vittorio Zecchin 1878-1947: Pittura, Vetri, Arti Decorative, exhibition catalogue, Venice, 2002, p. 242 for the present vase.

M. Barovier, R. Barovier Mentasti, A. Dorigato, Il Vetro di Murano alle Biennali 1895-1972, exhibition catalogue, Venice, Museo Correr, Milan, 1995, pp. 138-139 for other vases by Salir executed with the same technique;
F. Deboni, Murano 900, Milan, 1996, p. 199, pl. 115 the other known example of this model and technique.
Exhibited
Venice, Museo Correr, Vittorio Zecchin 1878-1947. Pittura, Vetri, Arti Decorative, November 2002 - February 2003.

Lot Essay

S.A.L.I.R. was formed in 1922 and is famed for its elaborate engraving of blown and mirrored glass. Traditional methods of engraving such as copper-wheel, diamond-point and sand blasting were applied together with modern themes and patterns to create an unexpected harmony in the work. Designed by Vittorio Zecchin and executed by Franz Pelzel, the artistic director of S.A.L.I.R. for over 50 years, this intricately carved vase is one of only two known examples of this form and technique. The other example, now in the permanent collection of the Fondazione Carraro, Ca' Pesaro, Venice, also depicts a hunting scene and is slightly larger and with perforation fully covering the body of the vase.

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