A Forato vase in green, and amber colored glass designed by Fulvio Bianconi in 1951, manufactured by Venini, Venice, Italy ca. 1950s. The artglass is with etched signature 'venini murano italia' on the base. There are traces of use on the base, thus the signature is almost not visible. The model is no. 4518.
Fulvio Bianconi (1915 - 1996) was one of the most important revivers of Murano glass design in the 20th century. He started his career as an enamel painter for Cappelin at the age of 15 - an experience that shaped him throughout his life. In the 1930s he began a livelong collaboration with the Milanese publishing houses Mondadori, Bompiani and Garzanti as a graphic designer and illustrator. Back in Murano 1946 Fulvio Bianconi studied the art of glassmaking. Here he met Paolo Venini. The collaboration of Bianconi and Paolo Venini marked a breaking point in the history of Venini and Muranese art glass. Several iconic works such as the Figure della Commedia dell’Arte, the Tiepolo, the Fazzoletto, the Sirene and the Pezzati were developed by Fulvio Bianconi. He has always worked as an freelancing artist and beside his 40 years lasting collaboration with Venini he made designs for other glass companies as there are Gino Cenedese, Mazzega, Vetreria Vistosi, Galliano Ferro, Robert Niederer (Switzerland), Segusi Vetri d'Arte and Toso Vetri d'Arte.
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Width: 3.54" (9 cm)
Height: 10.35" (26.3 cm)
Depth: 2.76" (7 cm)