Upupa, Murano glass sculpture on bronze feet


Toni Zuccheri


 
 
 
 
 
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Upupa, Murano glass sculpture on bronze feet, Toni Zuccheri, Venini

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Large glass sculpture in red, clear and black colored glass.
Glass applied in successive layers of petals on a gilded bronze structure with gold leaf.
Upupa represents a Hoepoe, it was imagined in 1964 by Toni Zuccheri when he collaborated with Venini for the development of a series of sculptures representing birds.
This series called "Bestiario" by Venini also includes backyard birds, guinea fowl, roosters, chickens… and wild birds.
Upupa is the most spectacular bird in the series, and without a doubt the most difficult to manufacture.
Venini has been producing it in excessively limited series since 1964, when the model was created.
Venini reported us to produce 1 to 2 pieces a year on average basis.
Our example is in excellent condition. It is signed on the bronze base with a pastille on which we can read the inscription venini - TZ - 2002. 2002 being the year of production.
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.
Animal is a recurrent theme in Zuccehri’s work, particularly birds.

technical
Designer : Toni Zuccheri
Manufacturer : Venini
Dimensions : H 16in. x W 15 3/4in. x D 18in.
H 40.5cm x W 40cm x D 46cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Toni Zuccheri

 

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

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