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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Padua

  • Literature

    Marino Barovier with Carla Sonego, eds., Fulvio Bianconi alla Venini, exh. cat., Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, 2015, pp. 486, 489

  • Catalogue Essay

    Following Carlo Scarpa’s departure from Venini, the artist Fulvio Bianconi became artistic director. Under Bianconi’s leadership, the company produced some of its most graphic and groundbreaking designs, which are now considered masterpieces of postwar Italian glass design. Though it is not possible to definitively ascribe the present lot’s design to Bianconi, it is assuredly in the style of his work at Venini. In particular, the floor lamp relates to his vase, model no. 4409 from 1951, which also featured glass with vertical polychrome bands.

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Floor lamp, model no. 2241

circa 1951
Glass, fabric shade.
71 in. (180.3 cm) high
Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Designed after glassworks by Fulvio Bianconi.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,930

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Design

New York Auction 9 June 2021