Ref : B10_69
Sirena by Fulvio Bianconi – Vase model 4201
Sirena by Fulvio Bianconi – Vase model number 4201 – Venini Murano
Blown glass in amber color, iridescent, decoration in white glass called “lattimo”.
Other items by Fulvio Bianconi :
“A fasce di colore” or “A fasce orrizontali” vase
“Carrot” shaped pezzato vase
Pezzato “Arlecchino” vase
“A pezzame” vase or “Spicchi” vase
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…
You should know
Marc Heiremans, Art Glass from Murano 1910-1970, Stuttgart, 1993, p. 270, fig. 223
Franco Deboni, VENINI GLASS: Its history, artists and techniques, Volume I, Turin, 2007, n.p. for a drawing of the model in the Venini ‘Red’ catalogue
Franco Deboni, VENINI GLASS: Catalogue 1921-2007, Volume II, Turin, 2007, pl. 193
Marino Barovier, ed., FULVIO BIANCONI AT VENINI, exh. cat., Le Stanze del Vetro, San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, 2015, p. 16 for a sketch from the Venini ‘Black’ notebook, p. 25 possibly illustrates the present lot, pp. 130, 144, 156
Very good original condition
Acid Signed on the reverse on 4 lines “venini murano MADE IN ITALY”
- Fulvio Bianconi
- Venini Murano
- Circa 1950
Height: 12”1/64 in. (30,5 cm)
Width: 7”7/8 in. (20 cm)
Depth: 3”15/16 in. (10 cm)