An occhi murrine vase

Tobia Scarpa

reference B02_10

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Nice occhi brown and clear Murano Murrine glass vase
Onion shaped
Known as model 8532
Designed 1959-1960

Designer: Tobia Scarpa
Manufacturer: Venini
H 4.93 in. x Dm 4.53 in.
H 12.5 cm x Dm 11.5 cm
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Very good vintage condition, Nothing important to mention Minor scratches from use at bottom of the piece
Wear consistent with age and use.

Tobia Scarpa
An occhi murrine vase
REF B02_10
All photos are from Ludovic Vandenweghe for

Tobia Scarpa

(born 1935)

Tobia Scarpa was born in Venezia in 1935.

He is the son of Carlo Scarpa.

In 1969 he graduates as an architect at the university of Venice.

Tobia with his wife Afra won numerous architecture and design prices. They worked for private public customers.

Tobia designed different series of glass pieces for Venini.

Battuti between 1959 and 1961

Occhi between 1959 and 1960, this series was inspired by murrains works developed before war by his father.

Cinesi between 1960 and 1961, a reinterpretation of simple Chinese shapes.

Series “Murrine” 1959 – 1962

And a table service around 1960.

The battuti were developed in collaboration with Ludovico de Santillana who took over the artistic direction of Venini factory after the death of Paolo Venini.

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Photo from the book "Paolo Venini and his furnace"
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