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Decanter with stopper from "Bottiglie Morandiane" series

Italian (Murano)
about 1955-1962
Made by Venini & Co. (Italian, 1925–present), Designed by Gio Ponti (Italian, 1891–1979)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

34.61 cm (13 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1999.70a-b

Medium or Technique

Incalmo technique of translucent brown glass and light blue cased glass

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Glass

Translucent brown bottle-shaped decanter with lower portion of light blue cased glass. Stopper with flattened top.

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

Between 1955 and 1962, purchased at Venini, Milan, by the mother of Stephen Kunian; by descent to Stephen T. Kunian and Lois R. Kunian, Boston; 1999, gift of Stephen and Lois Kunian to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 24, 1999)

Credit Line

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