A Vintage Venini Murano Fulvio Bianconi Handkerchief Zanfirico blown glass vase
This is a vintage circa 1950 fazzoletto (handkerchief) vase designed by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini Murano in Italy. The vase is made from transparent glass inserted by Zanfirico canes of white glass The shape of old handkerchiefs vases by Venini is more interesting than the later reissues This one is signed with the 3 lines acid stamp Venini Murano Italia and has been produced between 1950 and 1959
Designer: Fulvio Bianconi
H 10.04 in. x W 6.3 in. x D 6.3 in.
H 25.5 cm x W 16 cm x D 16 cm
Acid signed 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…