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Carlo Scarpa (after Tomaso Buzzi)
"Lattimo aurato" duck, mod. 2596
1936 ca.
Handblown Murano glass, lattimo with gold leaf
h 15 x 15 x 13 cm
h 5,9 x 5,9 x 5,1 in
Two-line acid stamp: Venini Murano
Good condition, old restoration on a wing

- L. Diaz de Santillana, Venini. Catalogo ragionato 1921-1986, Milano, Skira, 2000, p. 238 (Blue Catalog drawing)
- M. Barovier, Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932-1947, Milano, Skira, 2012, pp. 196 e 457

The model was originally designed by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini in 1933 for the series of animals in "lattimo" glass and silver (see M. Barovier, Tomaso Buzzi alla Venini, Milan, Skira, 2014, pp. 293 and 302). Remaining within the production of the factory, it is revisited during the years of his artistic direction of the furnace by Scarpa, who worked on "lattimo" glass from 1936 (for the XX Venice Biennale and the VI Milan Triennale) onwards and he added crystal applications and gold leaf to the model. The model is depicted in a vintage photo alongside other milk glass objects.
Gallery reference: VET-CASC-004
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