A vintage Fulvio Bianconi for Venini Murano blown glass pezzato vase.
Vase in pezzato glass with transparent yellow, crystal, mole grey and violet tesserae, (Istanbul color variation).
Flared body, circular base and a mouth with irregular oval section.
Known as model 4911 in Venini archives.
Designer: Fulvio Bianconi
Height: 8 inch - 20 cms
Diam: 5 3/4 inch - 14.6 cms
Designed and produced circa 1951
Signed with 3 lines 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…