Mosaico Tessuto (Woven Mosaic)

Mosaico Tessuto (Woven Mosaic)

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Object Name: 
Mosaico Tessuto (Woven Mosaic)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 150 cm, W: 75.1 cm, D: 2 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
This panel or window (vetrata) was made for the Venini display at the 1957 Milan Triennale, the premier international contemporary design expo. It is one of a small number of unique panels that were created by Venini glassworks as special exhibition objects and commissions. Mosaico tessuto is made by fusing together lengths of colorful glass cane. The technique is particularly complicated for large pieces, such as this panel. The glass is meant to give the effect of a glass or stone mosaic, or a patterned textile.
Lowell, Robert, Former Collection
Dan Ripley Antiques (Antique Dealer), Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent to opaque brown and blue glass; fused and assembled; steel frame.
Paolo Venini e la sua fornace (2016) illustrated, p. 323; BIB# 167204
Paolo Venini and his furnace (2016) illustrated, p. 323; BIB# 166360
Seeing Through Modernism (2009-01) illustrated, p. 137; BIB# AI77119
Le verre du XXe siècle (2006) illustrated, p. 25 (right); BIB# 103157
Sklo 20. Stoleti (2005) illustrated, p. 25; BIB# 100097
Glas des 20 Jahrhunderts (2005) illustrated, p. 25 (right); BIB# 95989
20th-century Glass (2004) illustrated, p. 25; BIB# 79746
20th-century Glass (2004) illustrated, p. 25; BIB# 100097
DK Collector's Guides: 20th Century Glass (2004) illustrated, p. 25; BIB# 79746
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2003 (2004) illustrated, p. 30; BIB# AI93746
Corning glass museum goes back to the '50s (2003-09-08) illustrated, p. 6A;
West Bridge Show to Focus on Glass Designs of the '50s (2003) illustrated, p. 3; BIB# AI62227
Recent Important Acquisitions, 44 (2002) illustrated, p. 236, fig. 43; BIB# AI64571
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2001 (2002) illustrated, p. 4; BIB# AI93571
Venini (1959-12) p. 43; BIB# AI56235
Venini Vetrate (1957-08) pp. 47-48, cover;