A Riccardo Licata for Cenedese internally decorated glass Aquarium block 1950s
Lot 4275
A Riccardo Licata for Cenedese internally decorated glass Aquarium block 1950s
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£6,000 - 8,900
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Riccardo Licata for Cenedese internally decorated glass Aquarium block
1950s
unsigned
height 10 1/4in (26cm); length 11 1/4in (28.6cm); width 3 1/4in (8.3cm)

Footnotes

  • According to a letter from Gino Cenedese to Frank Vanderlip, Jr., dated March 31, 1958, the design for this particular Aquarium block was inspired by a sketch by Pablo Picasso that Licata had seen during a visit to the Prado Museum in Madrid. He was so taken by the abstract work that he decided to reinterpret aspects of it in the medium of glass.


    Provenance:
    Gino Cenedese s.r.l. Murano, Venice, Italy
    Frank Vanderlip, Jr., 1958
    Thence by descent

    Literature:
    Helmit Ricke, Italian Glass: Murano Milan 1930-1970: The Steinberg Collection, New York, Prestel, 1997, cover, for similar example.
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