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Pair of Venini Torqued Obelisks

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Around 1930 Gio Ponti gave Paolo Venini some sketches for glass obelisks. Shortly thereafter Carlo Scarpa designed for Venini a torqued obelisk in transparent diamante glass -- so named because its ropy diagonal striations crisscross to take on a diamond-like appearance. The diamante line was launched at the 1934 Venice Biennale, and expanded for the 1936 Milan Triennale. Until then Venini had been celebrated for colored glass, but now they were giving the makers who were celebrated for transparent glass -- Steuben, Baccarat, and Lobemeyer -- a run for their money.

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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1935
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  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 15 in. x W 7 in. x D 4 in.H 38.1 cm x W 17.78 cm x D 10.16 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU1061416318971
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