Venini, ‘Three vases and two decanters’, 1946-1970, Phillips

Property from a Manhattan Collection

Tallest: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm) high

Underside of three with acid-etched stamp, venini/murano/ITALIA (including one with partial paper label), one with circular acid-etched stamp, venini/ITALY/murano, and one incised venini italia. From left to right: A Paolo Venini vase, an unattributed Venini vase, a Paolo Venini vase, and two Paolo Venini decanters.

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), pp. 210, 216, 218
Marino Barovier, ed., Paolo Venini e la sua fornace, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Milan, 2016, pp. 236, 240, 244, 260-62, 266-67, 268-69

Robert Mapplethorpe, New York
Christie's, New York, "The Robert Mapplethorpe Collection," October 31, 1989, lots 118, 124, 125