Venini, ‘Four decanters and a bowl’, 1946-1966, Phillips

Property from a Manhattan Collection

Bowl: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm) diameter; tallest decanter: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm) high

Decanters produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Bowl produced by Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Murano, Italy. Underside of decanters with acid-etched stamp, venini/murano/ITALIA (including one with foil label). Underside of bowl incised Seguso/Murano. From left to right: three Toni Zuccheri decanters, a Paolo Venini decanter, and a Flavio Poli bowl.

Manufacturer: Venini & C., Murano, Italy

Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its History, Artists and Techniques, Catalogue 1921-2007, vol. 1, Turin, 2007, The Red Catalogue (appendix), p. 210, The Green Catalogue, p. 241
Marino Barovier, ed., Paolo Venini e la sua fornace, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Milan, 2016, pp. 241, 266-67

Robert Mapplethorpe, New York
Christie's, New York, "The Robert Mapplethorpe Collection," October 31, 1989, lots 120, 138, 142, 142a, 151