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Venini Glass Bowl Infused with Gold Leaf from the late 1920s

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This blown-glass bowl in an unusual shade of orange is infused with gold leaf throughout. It is an early example of the model introduced around 1928 by Venini's art director Napoleone Martinuzzi. Another example in purple, without the gold leaf, is in the house museum of Gabriele D'Annunzio, the great Italian poet and important patron of both Martinuzzi and Venini.

Details

  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1930
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 7.5 in. x Dm 15 in.

    H 19.05 cm x Dm 38.1 cm

  • Diameter
    15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    1501221061440

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