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Italian glassware from a European Private Collection at Piasa

February 17 2020
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Italian glassware from a European Private Collection at Piasa

ITALIAN GLASSWARE FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION -

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020, 18 p.m.

Besides Brazilian, American and Scandinavian design, Italian production of the XNUMXth century occupies a central place in the sales organized by PIASA.

This auction dedicated to Italian glassware from a private European collection offers collectors a glimpse of the diversity and virtuosity of the master glassmakers who, in Murano or elsewhere, have hoisted this millenary technique to the highest level.

The pieces of creators such as Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) and Fulvio Bianconi (1915-1996) show the links between glassware and other arts, including sculpture and painting.

Fulvio Bianconi (1915-1996)

Born in Padua in 1915, Fulvio Bianconi began his career as an apprentice glassmaker in Murano under the direction of Michael Pinto. At the end of experiments in illustration and graphics, he meets glassmaker Paolo Venini. His production is characterized by a wide variety of typologies (works of art, vases, lamps, etc.). Eminently sensual, the forms of his pieces are marked by a very marked chromaticism which is reminiscent of abstract painting at that time.

Fulvio Bianconi (1915-1996)

Vase

Blown glass

Venini Edition

Signed and dated 'Bianconi 1969'

Date de création: 1969

H 29,5 x W 13,5 x D 10,5 cm

Bibliography: “Fulvio Bianconi alla Venini”, 2015, p. 290

Estimate: 20 / 000 euros

Fulvio Bianconi (1915-1996)

Blown glass

IVR Mazzega Edition

Master glassmaker Ermanno Nason

Signed and dated 'Fulvio Bianconi 1940'

H 15 x W 32 x D 14 cm

Estimate: 4 / 000 euros

Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978)

After graduating in 1926, Carlo Scarpa in turn taught at the Faculty ofarchitecture of Venice. The plastic possibilities of glass pushed him to come into contact with Cappellin glassworks, of which he became the artistic advisor. He then explores the innumerable combinations between the chromatic nuances and the tactile properties of the materials used.

Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978)

Blown glass

Venini Edition (label)

Engraved 'Venini Italia 81'

H 6 x W 34,5 x D 23 cm

Estimate: 4 / 000 euros

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