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Dino Martens (1894-1970) Unique Monumental Anfora 'Ape'

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Dino Martens (1894-1970) Unique Monumental Anfora 'Ape'

Lot 0048 Details

Description
Dino Martens (1894-1970)
Unique Monumental Anfora 'Ape' Vase
1952
model no. 3169, for Aureliano Toso, internally decorated patchwork glass with pinwheel, filigrana, zanfirico and copper inclusions, foil label 'VETRERIA AURELIANO TOSO MURANO'
height 16in (41cm); diameter 7in (18cm)
Footnotes:
The present work was the very first example to be executed featuring Dino Marten's iconic Oriente technique. The form was never repeated by Martens. Noted Irish pianist Marie Jones, acquired the work directly from the Venice Biennale in 1952.

Provenance
Marie Jones (1928-2020), Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Private Collection, United Kingdom

Exhibited
XXVIe Biennale, Venice, 1952

Literature
Franco Deboni, 'Dino Martens Glass and Drawings', Allemandi, 2021 (present lot features in the forthcoming publication)
Marc Heiremans, 'Dino Martens, Muranese Glass Designer', Arnoldsche, 1999, p. 68 (original design drawing illustrated)
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Dino Martens (1894-1970) Unique Monumental Anfora 'Ape'

Estimate $30,000 - $50,000
Oct 07
Starting Price $25,000
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0048: Dino Martens (1894-1970) Unique Monumental Anfora 'Ape'

Sold for $205,000
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Est. $30,000 - $50,000Starting Price $25,000
Important Italian Glass
Thu, Oct 07, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0048 Details

Description
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Dino Martens (1894-1970)
Unique Monumental Anfora 'Ape' Vase
1952
model no. 3169, for Aureliano Toso, internally decorated patchwork glass with pinwheel, filigrana, zanfirico and copper inclusions, foil label 'VETRERIA AURELIANO TOSO MURANO'
height 16in (41cm); diameter 7in (18cm)
Footnotes:
The present work was the very first example to be executed featuring Dino Marten's iconic Oriente technique. The form was never repeated by Martens. Noted Irish pianist Marie Jones, acquired the work directly from the Venice Biennale in 1952.

Provenance
Marie Jones (1928-2020), Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Private Collection, United Kingdom

Exhibited
XXVIe Biennale, Venice, 1952

Literature
Franco Deboni, 'Dino Martens Glass and Drawings', Allemandi, 2021 (present lot features in the forthcoming publication)
Marc Heiremans, 'Dino Martens, Muranese Glass Designer', Arnoldsche, 1999, p. 68 (original design drawing illustrated)

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