A superb example of a Mid-Century Venini fazzoletto vase in white lace, with the telltale Venini ITALIA signature on the base. (This form of the signature was used from the mid-1960s through about 1970 and is easily distinguishable from later versions because it does not include the year produced.) This highly-coverted and dramatic piece is MASSIVE--11" tall and 12" wide--amongst the largest I've ever encountered.
Venini's iconic fazzoletto vase was designed by Fulvio Bianconi in 1948 and has consistently been in production since then, but naturally, the mid-century "lace" pieces are far rarer and more collectible. Important to note: fazzolettos ("handkerchief" vases) have long been a mainstay of Murano amongst many of the makers. Artistry and form aside (the movement in this vase is extraordinary!!), virtually ALL Venini fazzolettos are signed. Certainly, a couple here or there may have been missed, but given that the market is flooded with imposters, only signed pieces should be assumed to be authentic.
DIMENSIONS: 11" at tallest x 12" at widest diameter
CONDITION: Minty - no damage save for light wear on base.
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