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Art Deco Mirrors

Paolo Venini Italian Art Deco Glass Table Mirror or Picture Frame

Paolo Venini (1895 - 1959) designed this mirror / picture frame for Venini, Murano Italy ca 1937. The frame in pale blue glass is fitted with a bronze interior and back stand and has a bronze “cinch” at the top. The glass has a “martele” finish as if repeatedly struck with a hammer ( which is what is done when then glass is hot and malleable) the Italian word for this technique is "battuto". The form is recorded in Venini catalog Blu on page 43 No 10. It is marked “Made in Italy” and “Venini Murano” The frame is 11” high, 8 ½” wide and 2 ¼” thick.

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