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The Venini glass works was started in 1921 by Paolo Venini, Giacomo Cappellin, and Andrea Rioda. The company was named Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Venini Cappellin & C in 1924, and the painter Vittorio Zecchin became artistic director. Cappellin left in 1925 to create his own company, and Venini created a new company called Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Venini & C, with Napoleone Martinuzzi as artistic director until he left in 1932. Designer Carlo Scarpa joined in 1932, and became artistic director in 1933. Other designers who worked for Venini include Fulvio Bianconi, Riccardo Licata, and Tobia Scarpa.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Venini Murano Glass Zanfirico Fazzoletto Vase - Marked

A white and yellow Murano zanfirico glass "Fazzoletto" (handkerchief) vase. Made by Venini, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italia".

Venini Signed Murano Sommerso Glass Cube Block Paperweight

A black, amber and clear Murano "Sommerso" glass cube paperweight. Made by Venini, signed to base "Venini, Per Cosmit, 83".

Venini Signed Murano Glass 'Velato' Bottle Tobia Scarpa

A green Murano frosted / satin glass "Velato" decorative bottle. Made by Venini, designed by Tobia Scarpa, signed to base "Venini, Italia, 80".

Venini Murano Glass Pulegoso Bowl by Carlo Scarpa - Marked

A white Murano glass bowl with frothy bubble "Pulegoso" design. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano".

MARKED Venini Murano Glass Gold Leaf 'Sommerso a Bollicine' Bowl

A clear Murano glass "Sommerso a Bollicine" bowl with frothy bubble effect and gold leaf iclusions. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italy".

Venini Murano Green Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa

A green Murano glass "Sommerso a Bollicine" bowl with frothy bubble effect and gold leaf iclusions. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Made in Italy".

Venini Carlo Scarpa 'Sommerso a Bollicine' Murano Glass Bowl

A green Murano glass "Sommerso a Bollicine" bowl with frothy bubble effect and gold leaf iclusions. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Made in Italy".

Venini Murano Blue & Gold Leaf Glass Bowl - Acid Signed

A blue Murano glass "Sommerso a Bollicine" bowl with frothy bubble effect and gold leaf iclusions. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italy".

Venini Murano Red Glass Gold Leaf Bowl by Carlo Scarpa

A red Murano glass "Sommerso a Bollicine" bowl with frothy bubble effect and gold leaf iclusions. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, unmarked.

Venini Murano Blue Glass 'Vasetti' Vase - Signed '79

A blue Murano glass "Vasetti" decorative bottle jar. Made by Venini, pattern number 100.4, signed to base "Venini Italia 79" and labelled.

Venini Murano Smokey Glass 'Vasetti' Vase - Signed '80

A smokey grey Murano glass "Vasetti" decorative bottle jar with red rim. Made by Venini, pattern number 100.4, signed to base "Venini Italia 80" and labelled.

Venini Murano Amber Glass 'Vasetti' Vase - Signed '79

An amber Murano glass "Vasetti" decorative bottle jar with red rim. Made by Venini, pattern number 100.4, signed to base "Venini Italia 79".

Venini Murano Amber Glass 'Monofiori' Vase - Signed

An amber Murano glass "Monofiori" vase with orange rim. Made by Venini, signed to base "Venini Italia 83".

Venini Murano Turquoise Glass Vase - Signed + Labelled

A turquoise Murano glass "Monofiori" vase. Made by Venini, signed to base "Venini Italia 82" and labelled.

Venini Murano Amber Glass Slab Bowl - 3 Line Acid Stamp

An amber and clear Murano glass slab dish. Made by Venini, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italia".

Venini Murano Blue Glass Bullicante Bowl - Acid Stamp

A blue Murano glass shell shaped ashtray bowl with "Bullicante" bubble effect. Made by Venini, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italia".

Venini Murano Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa - Marked

An amber Murano glass square shaped ashtray bowl with "Bullicante" bubble effect. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Italy, Murano".

Venini Murano Amber Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa

An amber Murano glass square shaped ashtray bowl with "Bullicante" bubble effect. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italia".

Venini Murano Amber Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa

An amber Murano glass circle shaped ashtray bowl with "Bullicante" bubble effect. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italy".

Venini Murano Amber Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa

An amber Murano glass triangle shaped ashtray bowl with "Bullicante" bubble effect. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italia".

Venini Murano Red Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa

A red Murano glass square shaped ashtray bowl with "Bullicante" bubble effect. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italia".

Venini Murano Green Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa

A green Murano glass square shaped ashtray bowl with "Bullicante" bubble effect. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italia".

Venini Murano Green Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa

A green Murano glass square shaped ashtray bowl with "Bullicante" bubble effect. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italia".

Venini Murano Green Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa

A green Murano glass triangle shaped ashtray bowl with "Bullicante" bubble effect. Made by Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, unmarked.


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References

For more information on Venini glass, check out the following resources:

Books


Venini: Catalogue Raisonne 1921-1986 | ISBN 978-8881186518


Venini Glass | ISBN 978-8842215240


ITALIAN GLASS (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide) | ISBN 978-0764319297


20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-1857322675

Websites

www.venini.it