"Sirena" (mermaid) red glass sculpture vase
A dark red glass vase in the shape of a mermaid with raised arms in highly iridised blown glass.
The model is characterised by the wide hips of the female figure.
Documented and known as model 4205
Designed and produced circa 1950.
Designer: Fulvio Bianconi
Dimensions: Height: 10 in. - 25.5cms
Depth : 2 1/4 in. - 5,4cms
Width 2 1/4 in. - 10cms
Acid signed in 3 lines "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…