Una forma simbolo della rinascita di Murano, arricchita da uno straordinario decoro eseguito con tecnica inappuntabile.
– Franco Deboni
Monumental vase in sand-blasted, frosted fretwork glass depicting hunting scenes
This one of the Foundation’s vases is perhaps the finest result of the combined effort of Vittorio Zecchin and SALIR. Using embroidery pattern as decoration absorbed Zecchin’s attention for years. The fretwork of the glass wall provides a faithful reproduction of pillow lace typical of other creations by the Venetian artist. The making of this unique piece demanded a particularly skilled hand from the engraver, presumably Franz Pelzel in this case. A number of vases in elementary forms decorated with the same technique were presented at the 21st Venice Bienniale in 1938.
Vittorio Zecchin 1878-1947. Pittura, vetro, arti decorative, Marsilio-Musei Civici Veneziani, Venice 2002, exhibition catalogue (Venice, Museo Correr, 10th November 2002 - 9th February 2003), page 243, fig. 278.; Franco Deboni, Murano ’900. Vetri e vetrai, Bocca, Milan 1996, page 199, fig. 115.