Many people have claimed to be the designer of the Fazzoletto, or handkerchief vase, but the commonly held belief is that it was co-designed by Fulvio Bianconi and Paolo Venini between 1948 and 1950. The Fazzoletto went on to become the symbol of Venini during the post war years; its free-flowing form was a perfect canvas for all the varied colors and techniques of the growing Venini repertoire, and its sinuous lines captured the lively optimism of a world reinventing itself.

Fulvio Bianconi 1915–1996

Born in Padua in 1915, Fulvio Bianconi initially rose to prominence as an illustrator, graphic designer and caricaturist working for Italy’s top companies during the 1930s. Designing for big names like Fiat, Pathé and Pirelli, Bianconi employed his passion for drawing as the creative mind behind one of Italy’s most prestigious publishing houses, Garzanti for over 30 years. However, it is perhaps his post-war collaboration with Paolo Venini and experimentation with glass which best defines his legacy as an artist.

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Auction Results Fulvio Bianconi

FULVIO BIANCONI, Con Macchie vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Con Macchie vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $197,000
FULVIO BIANCONI, rare and important Sirena vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

rare and important Sirena vase

estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $155,000
FULVIO BIANCONI, Important Con Macchie vase, model 4324 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Important Con Macchie vase, model 4324

estimate: $90,000–120,000
result: $149,000
FULVIO BIANCONI, Sirena vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Sirena vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $125,000
FULVIO BIANCONI, Rare Torso vase, model 4421 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Rare Torso vase, model 4421

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $122,500
FULVIO BIANCONI, Marghuerite vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Marghuerite vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $112,500
FULVIO BIANCONI, Con Macchie vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Con Macchie vase

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $108,750
FULVIO BIANCONI, Important con Macchie vase, model 4427 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Important con Macchie vase, model 4427

estimate: $90,000–120,000
result: $102,400
FULVIO BIANCONI, Con Macchie vase, model 4325 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Con Macchie vase, model 4325

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $96,200
FULVIO BIANCONI, Con Macchia vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Con Macchia vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $68,500
FULVIO BIANCONI, Marghuerite vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Marghuerite vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $65,000
FULVIO BIANCONI, A Rete vase, model 4232 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

A Rete vase, model 4232

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $52,500
FULVIO BIANCONI, Monumental Fasce Orizzontale vase, model 1522 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Monumental Fasce Orizzontale vase, model 1522

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $46,250
FULVIO BIANCONI, rare Fasce Verticale vase, model 4404 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

rare Fasce Verticale vase, model 4404

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $46,080
FULVIO BIANCONI, Con Macchia vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Con Macchia vase

estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $43,750
FULVIO BIANCONI, Bikini vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Bikini vase

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $42,500
FULVIO BIANCONI, Teatrino vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Teatrino vase

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $42,500
FULVIO BIANCONI, Rare Pezzato vase, model 3541 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Rare Pezzato vase, model 3541

estimate: $25,000–35,000
result: $41,600
FULVIO BIANCONI, Fasce Verticale bottle, model 4404 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Fasce Verticale bottle, model 4404

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $39,000
FULVIO BIANCONI, Bikini vase, model 4333 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Bikini vase, model 4333

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $39,000
FULVIO BIANCONI, Commedia dell'Arte figures, pair | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Commedia dell'Arte figures, pair

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $37,500
FULVIO BIANCONI, Monumental Fasce Orizzontali vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Monumental Fasce Orizzontali vase

estimate: $12,000–15,000
result: $35,000
FULVIO BIANCONI, Rare Pezzato Americano vase, model 3541 | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Rare Pezzato Americano vase, model 3541

estimate: $25,000–35,000
result: $32,500
FULVIO BIANCONI, rare Cappello del Mago vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

rare Cappello del Mago vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $32,500