'Sette Colori' Tumblers

Gio Ponti, c.1946

Venini & C., Italy

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A set of four (4) scarce and striking small tumbler glasses designed by Gio Ponti for Venini, Murano, around 1946.

The glasses are decorated a canne (with glass canes) in a repeating sequence of seven different colours - hence the name of the colourway, sette colori.

Each glass was quite literally handmade - after the basic form of each glass was blown and the coloured canes applied they were not blown a second time, but rather they were pulled into shape manually with hand-tools, often lending the glasses a 'rusticated' look, with lopsided rims or irregular scallops, and a subtly ribbed textured.

As is common with small Venini drinkware, there is no acid-etched stamp and the base is finished with a rough snapped-off pontil mark.


  1. Glass Material:
  2. 60mm / " Height:
  3. 55mm / " Width or Diameter:
  4. Italy Country of Origin:
  5. 1940s-1950s Period of Manufacture:
  6. Near perfect, small base-wear. Vintage Condition:

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