An extremley rare Venini twisted glass rope Hand Mirror with gold threading running
through the centre of the glass and attributed to Carlo Scarpa. This particularly fine
mirror having a precise thread with turned handle for which to be held in the left
hand. The shaped floating mirror having green felt on the back and held in place by
2x gilt metal clips.
There is no signature which is not unusual and dates to the first have of the 20th
Condition is very good no breaks etc… there is slight evidence that the gilt coloured
paint to hide the plaster which holds the glass to the metal is peeling a little
on the bottom (one side), this is in no way detrimental and can be easily rectified.
12 inches (30.5 cm) Length X 5.75 inches (14.5 cm) Width
(1906 - 1978)
scarpa created his first pieces very early when he was still a boy, working for cappellin during the twenties.
later, at the beginning of the thirties he moved to venini's.
scarpa sculpted with glass, he used it as a condensation of impressions
a challenge to the senses, the product of alchemy and a certain theatricality.
with venini, scarpa applied himself to developing a vast range of techniques:
'filigrana', 'opalini ', 'lattimi ', 'murrine',
sommersi ' ... his inventions quickly became the hallmark of venini's entire output during the thirties and fourties.
Antique Murano Glass