"Mezza Filigrana" (Half Filigree) Vase

"Mezza Filigrana" (Half Filigree) Vase

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Object Name: 
Mezza Filigrana (Half Filigree) Vase
"Mezza Filigrana" (Half Filigree) Vase
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Overall H: 34.7 cm; Rim Diam: 21.9 cm; Base Diam: 14 cm
Not on Display
about 1940
Credit Line: 
Gift of Venini
Primary Description: 
Colorless and opaque white glass; blown and cased. Filigrana technique: gather inflated slightly; numerous opaque white canes then picked up on gather, which was inflated further and twisted to produced spiral effect and cased in colorless glass; rim finished at glory hole. Straight, tapering wall which curves in at bottom, plain rounded rim; decorated with numerous closely-spaced opaque white canes which produce overall effect of almost parallel white lines spiraling upward from left to right; plain base with low kick; ground base and pontil. Marked with acid stamp "venini/murano/ITALIA."
Venini Glassworks, Source