Fazzoletto Zanfirico Vase by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini, Venice Murano 1950s
Item e6715

A rare Fazzoletto (handkerchief) vase in transparent glass with white and light green rod decorations called 'Zanfirico'. Manufactured ca. 1950s by Venini, Venice after a design of Fulvio Bianconi. On the base with acid etches signature 'VENINI - MURANO ITALIA'. One of the iconic midcentury designs of Fulvio Bianconi.

In 1921 Paolo Venini and Giacomo Cappellin founded a company that would become world famous. Under the artistic directions of Vittorio Zecchin the Vetri Soffiati Cappellin Venini & C. become the whiz kid of the golden 1920s. Over the decades, countless world-renowned artists like Napoleone Martinuzzi, Carlo Scarpa, Tomaso Buzzi, Fulvio Bianconi, Tuni Zuccheri, Thomas Stearns, Toots Zynski or Ettore Sottsass have enthusiastically worked for Venini, designing something very special with each of their new techniques and designs. The creations of Venini where honored with several awards. Till today Venini is one of the leading art glass manufacturies on Murano.

Measures:
Height: 3.94" (10 cm)
Diameter: 4.92" (12.5 cm)

Literature Reference:
Marino Barovier with Carla Sonego, Fulvio Bianconi at Venini, Milano 2015, page 98 ff
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