This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color. There are 3 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

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1950

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1951

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Pezzato Vase, 1950–51

This is a Vase. It was made by Venini Glassworks. It is dated 1950–51 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is fused colored glass squares, reheated, blown and shaped. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Pezzato glass is made by fusing together small squares of colored glass in a patchwork-like arrangement. The resulting flat sheets can then be heated and shaped into a vessel. The bright colors and casual forms of the pezzati reflected a new direction in glass design, popularized especially by Bianconi for Venini in Murano.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Like a Patchwork of Light.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment in honor of Piera Maria Watkins.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Bowl (Germany), 1981
  • kiln-formed fused glass.
  • This acquisition made possible through Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
  • 1983-11-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 22 x 13.5 x 12cm (8 11/16 x 5 5/16 x 4 3/4in.)

Cite this object as

Pezzato Vase, 1950–51; Made by Venini Glassworks (Italy); Italy; fused colored glass squares, reheated, blown and shaped; H x W x D: 22 x 13.5 x 12cm (8 11/16 x 5 5/16 x 4 3/4in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment in honor of Piera Maria Watkins; 1998-54-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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