Description and Provenance
A free-form art-glass bowl designed by Fulvio Bianconi in the 1950’s. I bought this piece from a collector who was selling off some of his Fulvio Bianconi pieces (collected over a period of about 25 years). He lived in Europe for some time and started his collection overseas. The collector was certain this was a Fulvio Bianconi piece done for Venini and after exhaustive internet research I found a similar bowl on 1stdibs also identified as Fulvio Bianconi (but they say for Cenedese). It has no label so I’m not sure if it has definitely been crafted by Bianconi but it’s nicely made and definitely HAND-CRAFTED. This piece has an interesting free-form- it’s arbitrary and unrestrained. I like the clear trailings that flow and web across the outside- this movement is exaggerated by the oil-spot finish that gives the piece an iridescent sheen. This is a large piece that would sit proudly on a large coffee table or dining table adding artistic flair to your space.
It’s obvious this piece has been created by the hands (and heart) of a person and not churned out by a machine. I’m certain it’s Bianconi’s design- look at the photos for yourself and you be the judge. Whether or not it was actually made by Bianconi I don’t know for sure. As a result I’ve priced it as a hand-made piece of art-glass and not a Bianconi piece. A piece like this that could conclusively be identified as Bianconi’s would easily be worth quadruple this.
Bianconi is one of the most celebrated glass artists the world has seen. I’ve come across many of his pieces priced at over $10 000- some over $50 000. He was the first to pioneer many new ideas and often pushed boundaries which is the reason his work is so sought after.
After much home décor has lost favour and ended up as landfill, this HAND-MADE piece will be passed onto yet another owner and generation. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint.
This vintage piece is in excellent condition for its age with NO noticeable condition flaws to report at all. NO chips, NO cracks, NO repairs. This bowl has very minor signs of use but nothing that warrants a mention or is noticeable.
Measurements. Height- 18.5cm at the highest point. 34cm at its longest by 22.5cm across. Weight- 3 kilograms.
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Measurements. Height- 28 cm. Widest- 12.5 cm. Weight- 1040 grams. Read my 1150+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture/decorative arts SALES- about 100 or so are from repeat customers). This is your guarantee that I strive to describe all my items as accurately as I can and will not stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
PICK-UP . . . from 30 or 40 minutes North of BRISBANE city is accepted but postage is preferred as my home is hard to find. Because of this I will nominate a friend or family member for you to collect the item from if you need collection. Pick-up in person must be worked out prior to purchase- thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE is offered internationally. All our Decorative Arts pieces are delivered through AUSTRALIA POST. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ POSTAGE ESTIMATES. . . . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To BRISBANE- most of our pieces cost $15 - $18 to send. . . To SYDNEY or MELBOURNE- Small Vase- around $20 - $23, Medium Vase- around $20 - $25, Large Vase- around $24 - $30. Let us know if you need an EXACT COST for postage prior to purchase. The above postage estimates include $2.95 for a signature on delivery. . . INSURANCE against being lost or broken in transit up to the value of $200 is included in the estimates above. If your vase is cheaper or more expensive than $200 this will effect your postage fee slightly. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A BOXING FEE of $3.00 is included in the fee above to cover the cost of searching for and storing used packing materials. With the millions of cardboard boxes that end up as landfill every year we don’t believe in supporting the manufacture of boxes for post. Instead of buying new boxes and packing materials and passing this cost onto our customers we spend considerable time sourcing used boxes and then fashioning boxes to fit each item. We do the same for bubble-wrap and foam pieces. This requires a large investment of time, energy, ingenuity, organization and storage space- it is much easier and cheaper to buy new packing materials but I can’t justify taking the easy way out when so much packing material ends up polluting our earth. Our $3.00 charge does little to pay for the time (and storage) needed do this and to pack your item (there is also the time needed to get your package to the post office). This is something we’re happy to do for our customers and the environment. We appreciate your support in this area.
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