Fulvio Bianconi “horned” Pezzato vase in “Paris” color variation
Murano mouth blown glass vase or bottle designed by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini in 1951.
This variant of colors is often called by collectors “Paris”.
It’s an arrangement of green, straw, red and blue mosaic tiles.
A rare shape characterized by a small lateral protuberance on the body and an irregular rim.
Often called by collectors “a horned pezzato”, these ones are hard to get.
This model was presented by Venini in 1952 in Venice for the 26th Biennale and at the 9th Milan Triennale in 1951.
The vase is very good condition and signed with the 3 lines acid stamp “Venini Murano Italia”.
The color squares are perfectly balanced and the execution of the piece is perfect.
Known as model number 4397, this vase by Bianconi has been published in numerous books about Murano Glass.
Designer: Fulvio Bianconi
H 7 1/4in. - 18,5 cm x L 6 1/4 in. - 16 cm x D 5 in. - 13 cm
Model number 4397, original drawing published in "Fulvio Bianconi at Venini" Skira Editore, Milan, p185.
“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…