Fulvio Bianconi (Italian, 1915-1996) for Venini Art Glass "Sirena" Mermaid Figure, Murano, Italy, circa 1950.
Figure of a headless mermaid (Sirene) with spread arms and flipping tail in transparent straw-colored glass decorated with a network of lattimo (milk-white) threads and with an iridised finish, circa 1950,
Acid signed, three-lines "Venini Murano Italia." and a full paper label of Venini
The design is characterized by the arched position of the mermaid and, as is documented by the design in the hand of Bianconi in the Venini production black notebook furnace drawing, a version in transparent glass without decorations was also proposed.
Height 9 in. (23 cm.) Width 9 in. (23 cm.)
Reference: Barovier, Marino and Carla Sonego, ed., "Fulvio Bianconi at Venini," no. 4024 (similar example illustrated.) Literature: Heiremans, M., "Glas-Kunst aus Murano 1910-1970."