A rare pair of figurines designed by Fulvio Bianconi, manufactured by Venini Murano in Italy circa 1955.
In lattimo glass with polychrome decorations on a circular black glass base.
Arlecchino is 14"1/2 high, Arlecchina is 12"1/2 high.
Designer: Fulvio Bianconi
H 14.38 in. x Dm 3.94 in.
H 36.5 cm x Dm 10 cm
3.94 in. (10 cm)
Each sculpture bears the 1950s acid stamp signature "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…