Lot 118: Ermanno Nason, Scavo Bowl, Cenedese Vetri, Murano, c. 1970
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Colorless, iridescent glass, mold-blown and etched
Design: Ermanno Nason (b. 1928) - Italian glass artist
Manufacture: Cenedese - Italian glassworks, Murano, c. 1970 (est in 1946)
Height: 14 cm; Diameter : 31 cm
Provenance: Private collection, Germany
The bowl is overall in good condition, showing rubbings to the lower part.
Ermanno Nason (b. 1928)
Born in Murano, the artist comes from a family of glassblowers: grandfather, father, uncles and brothers they all worked in the field of glassmaking. Already at the age of 9, Nason began to work at his father's workshop. After he had finished school, he attended evening classes at the Drawing School for glassblowers, founded by Abbot Vincenzo Zanetti; at the same time, he continued to work at his father's workshop. He then worked as a Maestro in the Vetreria Mazzega from 1952-1957. From 1964-1972 he worked for Cenedese and in 1973 eventually opened his own business called Arte Ermanno Nason. He gained notoriety particularly through the support of Egidio Costantini. He commissioned Nason to realize Murano glasses after designs of famous artists such as Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Oscar Kokoschka or Henry Moore.
Cenedese (est. 1946)
Gino Cenedese founded his own glassworks in 1946. Until 1950, he worked primarily with the master Alfredo Barbini; afterwards, Antonio da Ros was responsible for the production in his function as artistic director. Further important designers of the factory include Fulvio Bianconi, Riccardo Licata and Ermanno Nason, who implemented designs of Marc Chagall and Georges Braque. Cenedese produced pieces for the market with traditional shapes in bright colors; on the other hand, it created objects with reference to contemporary art. (cko)
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