A Incalmo vase (model 4392), Fulvio Bianconi, Venini Murano (Italy).
Among the many designs and different techniques he experimented within his collaboration with Venini, Fulvio Bianconi used the "A incalmo" technique which requires great mastery from the glassblowers.
This is an "a doppio incalmo" vase which simply means a double incalmo.
Cylindrical vase, composed of three distinct colors. The base in red glass, the intermediate part in transparent glass and the upper part in green glass.
A rare color variation, a nod to the colors of Italy.
The vases were obtained by merging several "rings" of molten glass.
Designed in 1951, the vase is in very good condition. It was produced in the 1950s and bears the acid seal "venini murano italia".
The vase is published in many books, and is sometimes misattributed to Thomas Stearns who will be inspired by these forms and these particular techniques developed by Fulvio Bianconi, Paolo Venini and also Ricardo Licata.
Several models have been imagined, in different colors or sizes.
Some were exhibited during the Ninth Triennale in Milan in 1950.
Provenance: Christies, Auguste Warnecke collection, November 21, 2012, Lot 42.
Designer : Fulvio Bianconi
Manufacturer : Venini
Height : 9 3/4inch - 24.5cms
Designed 1951, Manufactured in the fifities Acid Signed « Venini Murano Italia » Provenance : Christies Collection Auguste Warnecke
“Heaven help you if you start up with glass, if you do, it will never go out of you”
Graphic artist, illustrator and later designer Fulvio Bianconi was born In Padue in 1915.
Fulvio has a strong predisposition for drawing and attended courses at the Academy of fine Arts in Venice. He lived from childhood in Venice itself.
In the middle of the thirties, he moved to Milan to work as a graphic designer and illustrator.
Bianconi had first contacts with Venini in 1946 when he was in charge to find a manufacture to produce Perfume bottles. He met then Poalo Venini and they built a very strong relationship.
It was the beginning of the fifties and the firms had to choice between starting new designs or continue to produce classic shapes.
Paolo and Fulvio decided to concentrate themselves on new designs…