A rare owl figurine
A cane glass entirely carved by hand, bronze foot with a silver inclusion base
Designer : Toni Zuccheri
Manufacturer : Venini
Height : 10 3/4 inch - 27,5cms
Signed with diamond point "Venini italia t.z. 1983/05"
Toni Zuccheri was born in 1936 in the province of Udine, he inherited from his father passion for animals while seeing him at work, His father was an animal painter.
He begins architecture studies in 1960 with masters at school as Franco Albini, Iganzio Gardella and Carlo Scarpa.
Animal is a recurrent theme in Zuccehri’s work, particularly birds.
Toni explored at Venini forms, techniques and colors with highly valuable techniques such as murine.
He later worked for other manufactures such as VeArt and Barovier.
Toni died in 2008.
Photo from Venini archives