Venini has been producing their iconic fazzoletto vases pretty much continuously since Fulvio Bianconi first designed it in 1948, so, as highly coveted as they are, they're not terribly hard to come by.
Except. For. This. One.
Certainly, the stretched striped cane construction is one of the rarer Venini fazzoletto designs available, especially in this massive 9+" wide size. But what makes our beauty here a serious rarity is the fact that its signature dates it to the very first year of Venini's fazzoletto production! Venini's earliest signature, "Venini | Murano" etched on two lines, was used from the company's inception in 1925 through about 1935. From 1935 through roughly 1948, the FOUR line "Venini | Murano | Made in Italy" was used (that's the signature on our vase!), and then the more commonly seen Venini | Murano | Italia signature came into use. The last photo is a screenshot of the same piece (same thich wavy canes, 4-line signature, same large size) featured in Wright's "Important Italian Glass" auction of June 2013.
DIMENSIONS: ~9.12" diameter x 4.88" height
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