Venini Murano Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa c. 1950’s

Here is an exquisite 1950’s Venetian amber glass bowl with a controlled bubble effect known as Bullicante encased in the glass. Made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy, by famous manufacturers Venini, designed by Carlo Scarpa, and bears their three line acid stamp manufacturing mark to the base, which reads: “Venini, Murano, Italy”.

It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated in 8th century Rome, with significant Asian and Muslim influences, as Venice was a major trading port. Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291.

PRICE: £325

Country: Italy
Creation Date: c. 1950’s
Materials: Glass
Condition: Very Good
Height: 5.09 cm
Diameter: 8.9 cm
Creator: Carlo Scarpa