The deep red cased and iridized glass, bowl and stubber (cendrier / ashtray) was designed by Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) circa 1942, for Venini, with acid stamp on its underside 'Venini Murano MADE IN ITALY' From 1933 to 1947 Scarpa became the artistic consultant to Venini from 1933 to 1947 the glass manufacturer, one of the great celebrated glassworks in the history of design. Carlo Scarpa’s highly inventive use of traditional Murano techniques resulted in this original sculptural and sensually formed crimson dish companied by its pestle. Scarpa's success was to look to the past with an innovative approach towards technique and creativity giving birth to the avant-garde.
Helmut Ricke, Eva Schmitt, 'Italian Glass Murano: Milan 1930-1970', Munich, 1997, p. 82 (model illustrated without stubber).
A Focussed Obsession, Modern Italian Glass- The Martin Cohen Collection) The Martin Cohen Collection Final Chapter
Date of Manufacture: 1942
Condition: ExcellentWear consistent with age and use.
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