Carlo Scarpa 1906–1978

Carlo Scarpa was born in Venice in 1906, and died an accidental death in Japan in 1978. Like many great artists, Scarpa’s work as architect and designer is highly influential and yet remains enigmatic, illusive and hard to categorize. What is obvious in all his work is an underlying transcendental quality, an uncanny ability to create powerful emotional states in all who experience it. It is perhaps this quality that makes him one of the most beloved and revered figures in the history of 20th century Italian art and design.

Scarpa’s various biographers often point to his sensitivity to materials and his ability to evoke the past, but nothing about Scarpa is easy to define. In 1919 he enrolled in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and graduated in 1926 with the title of Professor of Architecture. He did not, however, sit the pro forma exam required by the Italian government, and hence was never fully licensed as an architect.

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Auction Results Carlo Scarpa

CARLO SCARPA, Pasta Vitrea flask, model 1276 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Pasta Vitrea flask, model 1276

estimate: $90,000–120,000
result: $112,500
CARLO SCARPA, Decoro Finicio vase, model 5932 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Decoro Finicio vase, model 5932

estimate: $90,000–120,000
result: $112,500
CARLO SCARPA, Rare Inciso Velato vase, model 3791 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Rare Inciso Velato vase, model 3791

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $92,500
CARLO SCARPA, Rilievi vase, model 3659 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Rilievi vase, model 3659

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $81,700
CARLO SCARPA, Rare Inciso vase, model 3941 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Rare Inciso vase, model 3941

estimate: $60,000–80,000
result: $77,500
CARLO SCARPA, Transparenti vase, model 5673 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Transparenti vase, model 5673

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $75,000
CARLO SCARPA, Pennellate vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Pennellate vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $74,500
CARLO SCARPA, Rare Pennellate vase, model 3788 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Rare Pennellate vase, model 3788

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $70,000
CARLO SCARPA, Lattimo Oro vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Lattimo Oro vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $62,500
CARLO SCARPA, Owl, model 4757 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Owl, model 4757

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $62,500
CARLO SCARPA, A Fili vase, model 4540 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Fili vase, model 4540

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $58,750
CARLO SCARPA, A Fasce Verticale vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Fasce Verticale vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $52,500
CARLO SCARPA, Important A Murrine Opache plate | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Important A Murrine Opache plate

estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $52,500
CARLO SCARPA, Decoro Fenicio vase, model 5644 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Decoro Fenicio vase, model 5644

estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $50,000
CARLO SCARPA, Important Sommerso a Bollicine vase, model 3527 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Important Sommerso a Bollicine vase, model 3527

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $50,000
CARLO SCARPA, Rare Pasta Vitrea vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Rare Pasta Vitrea vase

estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $50,000
CARLO SCARPA, A Fili vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Fili vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $41,250
CARLO SCARPA, Bollicine vase, model 11016 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Bollicine vase, model 11016

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $40,960
CARLO SCARPA, A Bugne vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Bugne vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $40,640
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto floor lamp | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto floor lamp

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $39,600
CARLO SCARPA, Pennellate vase, model 3769 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Pennellate vase, model 3769

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $37,500
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto vase, model 3908 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto vase, model 3908

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $35,000
CARLO SCARPA, Cinese/Iridato vase, model 3932 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Cinese/Iridato vase, model 3932

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $33,750
CARLO SCARPA, Rare A Fiori Murrine vase, model 5943 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Rare A Fiori Murrine vase, model 5943

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $32,500
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto vase, model 3781 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto vase, model 3781

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $32,500
CARLO SCARPA, A Bugne vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Bugne vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $32,500
CARLO SCARPA, Important Millefiori bowl, model 6002 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Important Millefiori bowl, model 6002

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $30,000
CARLO SCARPA, A Bugne vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Bugne vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $30,000
CARLO SCARPA, Reticello chandelier, model 5417 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Reticello chandelier, model 5417

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $30,000
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto vase, model 3781 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto vase, model 3781

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $30,000
CARLO SCARPA, A Bugne vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Bugne vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $27,940
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $27,500
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $27,500
CARLO SCARPA, Fish, model 4722v | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Fish, model 4722v

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $25,000
CARLO SCARPA, Incamiciato vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Incamiciato vase

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $25,000
CARLO SCARPA, Fish, model 4722 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Fish, model 4722

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $25,000
CARLO SCARPA, Rare Fenicio vase, model 5783 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Rare Fenicio vase, model 5783

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $25,000
CARLO SCARPA, Decoro Fenicio vase, model 6446 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Decoro Fenicio vase, model 6446

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $23,750
CARLO SCARPA, Bollicine lamp base, model 11001 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Bollicine lamp base, model 11001

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $23,750
CARLO SCARPA, Corrosi vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Corrosi vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $22,800
CARLO SCARPA, chandelier, model 5283 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

chandelier, model 5283

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $22,500
CARLO SCARPA, Incamiciato vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Incamiciato vase

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $22,500
CARLO SCARPA, Rare and Important vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Rare and Important vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $21,250
CARLO SCARPA, Bollicine vase, model 3595 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Bollicine vase, model 3595

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $21,250
CARLO SCARPA, Sommerso a Bollicine vase, model 3526 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Sommerso a Bollicine vase, model 3526

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $21,250
CARLO SCARPA, Transparenti vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Transparenti vase

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $20,480
CARLO SCARPA, Tessuto vase, model 3900 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Tessuto vase, model 3900

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $20,000
CARLO SCARPA, Decoro Fenicio vase, model 5947 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Decoro Fenicio vase, model 5947

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $18,750
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto vase, model 3909 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto vase, model 3909

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $18,750
CARLO SCARPA, Fenicio vase, model 5924 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Fenicio vase, model 5924

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $18,750
CARLO SCARPA, A Murrine plate | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Murrine plate

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $18,750
CARLO SCARPA, chandelier, model 5417 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

chandelier, model 5417

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $18,750
CARLO SCARPA, Rigadin Retorto, model #9034, pair | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Rigadin Retorto, model #9034, pair

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $18,000
CARLO SCARPA, Bollicine floor lamp | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Bollicine floor lamp

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $18,000
CARLO SCARPA, Mezza Filigrana vase, model 1886 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Mezza Filigrana vase, model 1886

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $17,500
CARLO SCARPA, sconces model 425, pair | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

sconces model 425, pair

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $17,500
CARLO SCARPA, A Bollicine Sommerso vase, model 3539 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Bollicine Sommerso vase, model 3539

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $17,500
CARLO SCARPA, A Bugne vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Bugne vase

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $17,500
CARLO SCARPA, Important Millefiori bowl | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Important Millefiori bowl

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,510
CARLO SCARPA, mirror | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

mirror

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $15,600
CARLO SCARPA, perfume bottles model 651A, pair | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

perfume bottles model 651A, pair

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $15,000
CARLO SCARPA, Mezza Filigrana chandelier, model 5417 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Mezza Filigrana chandelier, model 5417

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $15,000
CARLO SCARPA, Sommerso a Bollicine vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Sommerso a Bollicine vase

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $14,400
CARLO SCARPA, Tessuto vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Tessuto vase

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $14,400
CARLO SCARPA, chandelier, model 53223 A6 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

chandelier, model 53223 A6

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $13,750
CARLO SCARPA, A Bugne vase, model 4116 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Bugne vase, model 4116

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $13,750
CARLO SCARPA, Tagliato Tondo vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Tagliato Tondo vase

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $13,750
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto vase, model 3943A | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto vase, model 3943A

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $12,500
CARLO SCARPA, Bollicine vase, model 3540 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Bollicine vase, model 3540

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $12,500
CARLO SCARPA, Pennellate bowl, model 3984 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Pennellate bowl, model 3984

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $12,500
CARLO SCARPA, Reticello bowl | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Reticello bowl

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $12,500
CARLO SCARPA, A Bugne vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Bugne vase

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $12,065
CARLO SCARPA, A Bugne vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Bugne vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $12,065
CARLO SCARPA, chandelier | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

chandelier

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,700
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto vase

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $11,250
CARLO SCARPA, Battuto bowl, model 2938 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battuto bowl, model 2938

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $11,250
CARLO SCARPA, Iridato vase, model 3781 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Iridato vase, model 3781

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $11,250
CARLO SCARPA, sconce | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

sconce

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $10,625
CARLO SCARPA, Cinesi vase, model 3578 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Cinesi vase, model 3578

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $10,000
CARLO SCARPA, Inciso vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Inciso vase

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $10,000
CARLO SCARPA, Fenici vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Fenici vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,000
CARLO SCARPA, Fenici vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Fenici vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,000
CARLO SCARPA, Sommerso a Bollicine vase, model 3536 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Sommerso a Bollicine vase, model 3536

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,375
CARLO SCARPA, Transparenti vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Transparenti vase

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $9,375
CARLO SCARPA, sconce | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

sconce

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $9,375
CARLO SCARPA, A Spirale vase, model 3507 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Spirale vase, model 3507

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $9,375
CARLO SCARPA, dining chairs, set of four | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

dining chairs, set of four

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $9,000
CARLO SCARPA, Tessuto vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Tessuto vase

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,750
CARLO SCARPA, Mezza Filigrana vase, model 1593A | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Mezza Filigrana vase, model 1593A

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,750
CARLO SCARPA, A Fasce Verticale vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Fasce Verticale vase

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,750
CARLO SCARPA, A Fasce Verticale vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Fasce Verticale vase

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,750
CARLO SCARPA, A Fasce Verticale vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Fasce Verticale vase

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,750
CARLO SCARPA, Battutto vase, model 3595 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Battutto vase, model 3595

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,750
CARLO SCARPA, Bollicine vase, model 11011 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Bollicine vase, model 11011

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,288
CARLO SCARPA, Reticello bowl | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Reticello bowl

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,125
CARLO SCARPA, Bollicine vase, model 3540 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Bollicine vase, model 3540

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $8,125
CARLO SCARPA, A Fasce Spirale vase, model 3992 | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Fasce Spirale vase, model 3992

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,125
CARLO SCARPA, Conchiglie Variegato | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Conchiglie Variegato

estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $8,050
CARLO SCARPA, Tessuto vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

Tessuto vase

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $7,800
CARLO SCARPA, A Fasce Spirale vase | wright20.com

Carlo Scarpa

A Fasce Spirale vase

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $7,500