During the period of his collaboration with M.V.M. Cappellin, which lasted until the company’s closure in 1931, and again into the early period of his engagement with Venini, from 1932 onwards, Scarpa’s sense of stylistic innovation and technical mastery knew no limitations. Over the course of this ten-year period, Scarpa’s vessels bore the successful interpretation and translation of myriad techniques, often extremely complicated, including, in the case of this rare example, the Lattimo technique, Occupying a stylistic terrain that celebrated an imagined memory of the Antique with the formal clarity of the Novecento, it was exactly this ambiguous sense of timelessness that announced Scarpa as the pre-eminent glass designer of his generation. Examples of these works were exhibited at all of the Biennales and Triennales during this period, and Scarpa himself lauded with innumerable accolades.
Another example of this design was sold Christie's East, Important Design, New York, November 1999, lot 86.