Venini, ‘Four vases and a decanter’, 1946-1966, Phillips

Property from a Manhattan Collection

Tallest: 18 in. (45.7 cm) high

Underside of three with acid-etched stamp, venini/murano/ITALIA. From left to right: a Paolo Venini decanter, two Paolo Venini vases, an unattributed vase, and a Paolo Venini bowl.

Manufacturer: Venini & C., Murano, Italy

Helmut Ricke and Eva Schmitt, Italian Glass: Murano—Milan 1930-1970, The Collection of the Steinberg Foundation, Munich, 1997, p. 153
Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its History, Artists and Techniques, Catalogue 1921-2007, vol. 1, Turin, 2007, The Red Catalogue (appendix), pp. 210-11, 216
Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its History, Artists and Techniques, Catalogue 1921-2007, vol. 2, Turin, 2007, fig. 141
Marino Barovier, ed., Paolo Venini e la sua fornace, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Milan, 2016, pp. 241-42, 253, 260, 262, 266-67

Robert Mapplethorpe, New York
Christie's, New York, "The Robert Mapplethorpe Collection," October 31, 1989, lots 120, 127