Napoleone Martinuzzi
(Murano 1892-1977 Venedig)

Napoleone Martinuzzi, 1933 a ”Golden Elephant” sculpture Zecchin - Martinuzzi, Murano

Napoleone Martinuzzi
a Golden Elephant
Zecchin-Martinuzzi
Italy 1933


Napoleone Martinuzzi, um 1933. Sehr seltene und besonders große Plastik eines goldenen Elephanten. Hergestellt bei Zecchin-Martinuzzi Vetri Artistici e Mosaici, Murano-Italien. Einzeln zusammengesetzte, smaragdgrün gefärbte Glas-Körperteile mit reichlich fein zersprengter Goldfolie. Geschliffene und polierte Standflächen. Ein gut sichtbarer Rest des Herstelleretikettes befindet sich unter dem rechten Vorderfuß der Plastik.

Literatur zum Objekt: Marina Barovier, Attilia Dorigato „Animals in Glass“, Venedig 1996.

Höhe ca. 27 cm, Länge ca. 23 cm, Gewicht ca. 1,542 kg

Sehr guter Zustand

Artikel Nr.: 1213198

English:
Extremely rare! Napoleone Martinuzzi (1892-1977) and Francesco Zecchin (1894-1986) created in 1933. Rare antique art deco sculpture of a “Golden Elephant”. Made of hand blown encased emerald-green tinted glass with all around fused gold brust foil inclusions. Executed by Zecchin-Martinuzzi Vetri Artistici e Mosaici, Murano-Italy in 1933. A fragment of the manufacturers label under the foot. In excellent condition, with no cracks, chips or repairs.
10 1/2″ H./ 9 3/4″ W.

The engineer Francesco Zecchin and the sculptor Napoleone Martinuzzi cancel their cooperation with glass manufacture Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Cappellin Venini & C. in 1931, where Napoleone Martinuzzi had held the art director position until 1926 and founded their own firm, Zecchin-Martinuzzi Vetri Artistici e Mosaici in 1932. The glass manufacture Zecchin-Martinuzzi Vetri Artistici e Mosaici present at the Biennali in Venice a series of vases, plants and figures in 1932 and 1934 , the mostly objects was executed by the maestros Alfredo Barbini and Otello Nason. Owing to a high number of financial difficulties closed the firm in 1936.INTEREST IN THIS OBJECT RETURN TO GALLERY