Iridati
Venini & C., 1940
Two iridized bowls, one in green glass cased in amethyst, the other in amethyst cased in light blue. These objects are very thin and part of an extremely rare series. Depending on the angle of light to which they are exposed, they transmit a different color. Acid stamped:
venini murano.

3 1/8 in. high (8 cm)
Ø 5 in. (12.7 cm)
3 3/4 in. high (9.5 cm)
Ø 7 3/4 in. (19.6 cm)

Exhibitions:
1940, Venice, 22nd Biennale Internazionale d'Arte;
1940, Milan, 7th Triennale;
2000, New York, Venetian Glass, Museum of Arts & Design;
2001, Milan, Murano: Vetri dalla Collezione Olnick Spanu, Spazio Oberdan.

Bibliography and comparative texts:
Venini, blue catalogue, nn. 3920, 3767;
G. Ponti, 1940 a, p. 58;
G. Ponti, 1940 b, p. 71;
Lo Stile, 1941, p. 50;
Space Design, 1977, p. 70;
F. Deboni, 1989, pp. 27, 50;
M. Barovier, 1991, n. 34;
M. Barovier, R. Barovier Mentasti,
A. Dorigato, 1995, n. 60;
A. Venini Diaz de Santillana, 1996, n. 127;
M. Barovier, 1997, p. 217;
M. Barovier, 1998 (a), p. 27;
Olnick Spanu, 2000, n. 57;
Olnick Spanu, 2001, n. 89.