Petite Venini Art Glass Ash Bowls Vintage Italian
Set of petite Venini art glass bowls with precision embedded pattern of diamond shaped air bubbles. Such perfection in bubble placement and the diamond shape of the bubbles is attributed to Carlo Scarpa of Venini, circa 1940’s. They are not acid-stamped with the Venini mark because the polished flat base is too small. We have seen many larger artworks with precision diamond bubbles with the Venini mark.
They fit comfortably in palm of hand, measuring 3″ long on three sides. Perfect for that little smoke. Beautiful on the vanity as small catch bowls.
The colorless glass contains Manganese, a mineral used to replace lead when it was scarce during the World Wars. Manganese causes the colorless glass to glow yellow under black-light. Italian glass artists continued to use Manganese until the end of the 1950’s.
This beautiful little jewels are in excellent condition with light bottom-wear on the base due to surface contact over the years.