Lot 114: Gianni Versace, Frisage Murrine Glass Vase, Venini, 1998
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Murrine glass in yellow, red and blue
Design: Gianni Versace (1946-1997) Italian fashion designer, founder of fashion company Versace
Execution: Venini & C. Venetian glass manufactory, est. 1925
Base with etched inscription Venini Gianni Versace 1998/39 as well as with label Venini Murano Made in Italy
Conical square vase with fused murine glass
Height: 29 cm
Provenance: private property Bavaria
The vase is in very good condition.
Venini (est. 1925)
Founded in 1925 by Paolo Venini, the company is today one of the most famous glass manufactories. After studying law, Venini founded Vetri Vasan Muranesi Cappellin Venini & C. in cooperation with Giacomo Cappellin in 1921. After disagreements, he reorganized the company and created Venini & C. Embracing modernism, Paolo Venini moved away from the traditional vases in the Novencento style, towards a translucent design with bold stripes, elegant shapes and vibrant colors. In addition to Veninis own designs, the glass manufactory worked in close cooperation with creative minds like Carlo Scarpa, Tyra Lundgren, Napoleon Martinuzzi, Giò Ponti, Fulvio Bianconi or Tapio Wirkkala. (nlu)
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