This is a type of glass whose surface has a ho- mogeneous set of grindings of variable depth, slightly irregular, in imitation of martellati branehes. The first examples of this type of proeess go back to the early nineteen hundreds in Fran- ce, at the Daum works, with the “martelé” vases. In Murano the technique enjoyed great favour at Venini & C., an the part of Carlo Scarpa, who was the first to design a series of items with elemenlary shapes executed in coloured transparent glass.
In the late 50s, Venini & C. produces another series of items, designed by Tobia Scarpa, Carlo’s son, that met with a huge success with the critics and with the public. In the 60s the “battuto” is used hy Alfredo Barbini to finish some vases of highly plastic shapes, designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi.