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A murrine opache canoe dish by Carlo Scarpa – Venini – Italy


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Artist: Carlo Scarpa Manufacturer: Venini Murano
Period: 1940-1949 You should know: Signed with diamond point “Venini Carlo Scarpa 1992/12”.
Very good condition.
Height: 1.25 in. (3 cm)| Width: 9.75 in. (24,5 cm)| Depth: 3 in. (7,5 cm)
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About Murrine Opache canoe dish by Carlo Scarpa

The glass pieces in the “Murrine Opache” (Opaque murine) series are the result of research carried out by Carlo Scarpa in collaboration with Paolo Venini from 1936. The technique consists of cold assembling small glass elements according to a precise arrangement. The final result is obtained by baking in the oven and modeling. The murrines come together to form a dish. These items are therefore not "blown". After the object has cooled, the whole is then ground very lightly using a tool but by hand to give it that matt aspect characteristic of Carlo Scarpa's work.
Venini has produced these objects in very limited quantities since the 1940s, when the series began, which was also exhibited at the XXII Venice Biennale in 1940. This particular piece is a 5 dots murrine arrangement. Alternating red and black. Manufactured in 1992, it bears the signature and original label. The dish is in excellent condition.