Veronese Vase

by Vittorio Zecchin

Designed by Vittorio Zecchin in 1921, the Veronese vase has always been the symbol of Venini. This particular shape was chosen by Zecchin and Paolo Venini for a very specific reason: its pleasing dimensions and simplicity of form express a refined sensibility which the company hoped to achieve and promote. It is also no coincidence that a transparent vase of the same form can be seen quite clearly in Paolo Veronese’s painting, The Annunciation (1578). This shrewd association with Venice of the High Renaissance sends a clear message: Venini is modern design imbued with the power of classical elegance. But beyond Paolo Venini’s genius for promotion, the fact remains that the Veronese vase does possess a timeless and archetypal beauty.

The Veronese vase presented here is the largest version made by Venini, and today only a few period examples are known to exist at this scale.

Detail from The Annunciation by Paolo Veronese, 1578

Vittorio Zecchin 1878–1947

Born the son of a Murano glassblower, Vittorio Zecchin would go on to become one of the most influential Venetian artists and designers of the 20th century. Initially working as a painter in the Italian Liberty (Art Nouveau) style, Zecchin’s sensitivity to international art, combined with his love for traditional Venetian craftsmanship and design, would have a lasting influence on 20th century art-glass in Venice and beyond.

After graduating from the Venetian Academy of Fine Arts in 1901, Zecchin initially decided against a career as an artist, believing that the conservative Venetian establishment would not understand or accept his work. Instead he became civil servant in Murano and did not publicly exhibit his paintings until 1908, when a number of young Venetian artists had formed the Ca’ Pessaro group. Zecchin joined the group and by 1914 he had become one of its most influential members.

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VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Le pantere bowl | wright20.com

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Le pantere bowl
estimate: $50,000–70,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Veronese vase, model 1633 | wright20.com

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Veronese vase, model 1633
estimate: $3,000–5,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1766 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1766
estimate: $2,000–3,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1878 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1878
estimate: $2,000–3,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Monumental Soffiato vase, model 1865 CV / 5293 MVM | wright20.com

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Monumental Soffiato vase, model 1865 CV / 5293 MVM
estimate: $8,000–10,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1770 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1770
estimate: $4,000–6,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1790 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1790
estimate: $2,000–3,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1767 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1767
estimate: $3,000–5,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Rare Soffiato pitcher, model 5389 | wright20.com

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Rare Soffiato pitcher, model 5389
estimate: $8,000–10,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 5229 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 5229
estimate: $7,000–9,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase
estimate: $2,000–3,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1634 CV / 5185 MVM | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1634 CV / 5185 MVM
estimate: $3,000–5,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Rare Libellula vase, model 3019 CV / 5399 MVM | wright20.com

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Rare Libellula vase, model 3019 CV / 5399 MVM
estimate: $20,000–30,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1676 CV / 5209 MVM | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1676 CV / 5209 MVM
estimate: $7,000–9,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato footed bowl, model 1812 CV / 5272 MVM | wright20.com

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Soffiato footed bowl, model 1812 CV / 5272 MVM
estimate: $4,000–6,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 5648 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 5648
estimate: $5,000–7,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1810 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1810
estimate: $5,000–7,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato candelabrums, pair | wright20.com

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Soffiato candelabrums, pair
estimate: $5,000–7,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 5086 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 5086
estimate: $6,000–8,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato bowl, model 1909 CV / 5323 MVM | wright20.com

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Soffiato bowl, model 1909 CV / 5323 MVM
estimate: $4,000–6,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1416 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1416
estimate: $3,000–5,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato bowl, model 5069 | wright20.com

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Soffiato bowl, model 5069
estimate: $2,000–3,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 5388 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 5388
estimate: $4,000–6,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 1972 CV / 5005 MVM | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 1972 CV / 5005 MVM
estimate: $3,000–5,000

VITTORIO ZECCHIN, Soffiato vase, model 5511 | wright20.com

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Soffiato vase, model 5511
estimate: $3,000–5,000

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