A matching pair of a rooster and hen in Murano mouth blown glass for Venini
Sculptures by Fulvio Bianconi represents a Cock and a Hen in Vetro Lattimo with a subtle blend of colors for deep details. The rooster is characterized by the rotated position of its head unlike the hen who is characterized by the forward position of its head.
Designer : Fulvio Bianconi
Manufacturer : Venini
Dimensions : H 7 3/4in. x W 4 2/4in. x D 8 1/4in.
H 19,5cms x W 11,5cms x D 21cms
Produced circa 1953, rooster known as model 2760 and hen as model 2761.
Signed with acid stamp "venini murano Italia"
“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…