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Decanter with stopper from "Bottiglie Morandiane" series

Italian (Murano)
about 1962
Made by Venini & Co. (Italian, 1925–present), Designed by Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891–1979)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

35.56 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

1999.69a-b

Medium or Technique

Incalmo technique of translucent brown glass and cased light blue glass

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Glass

Translucent brown bottle-shaped decanter with long neck and lower portion in light blue cased glass. Everted foot. Rectangular stopper.

Inscription

On underside: acid-stencilled mark "VENINI/MURANO/ITALIA" and circular gold embossed sticker VENINI/MURANO

Markings

Sticker on underside: VENINI/MURANO. Acid stamped on underside: venini/murano/italia.

Provenance

Purchased between 1955 and 1962 by Mr. Kunian's mother at Venini, Milan; 1999, gift of Stephen T. and Lois R. Kunian in memory of Charlotte C. Kunian to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen T. and Lois R. Kunian in memory of Charlotte C. Kunian