Ancient Roman glassware was a source of inspiration for the Napoleone Martinuzzi’s bowls, who transformed them into objects of his own time by altering the scale and the use of vetro pulegoso. Martinuzzi’s set of bowls is one of the most illustrative examples of the Novecento experience.
Franco Deboni, I vetri Venini, Allemandi, Torino 2007, vol. II, fig. 15; Marino Barovier, Napoleone Martinuzzi. Venini 1925-1931, Skira, Milan 2013, exhibition catalogue (Venice, Le Stanze del Vetro, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 8th September 2013 - 6th January 2014), page 220.