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Decanter with stopper

Italian (Murano)
about 1955
Made by Venini & Co. (Italian, 1925–present), Designed for Paolo Venini (Italian, 1895-1959), Designed by Fulvio Bianconi (Italian, born in 1915)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

46.35 cm (18 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1999.71a-b

Medium or Technique

A fasce technique of opaque white bands of glass applied to translucent brown glass

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Glass

Translucent brown bottle-shaped decanter with two applied bands of white opaque glass on body. Spherical stopper with single applied band of white opaque glass.

Inscription

On underside: acid-stencilled mark "VENINI/MURANO/ITALIA" and circular gold embossed sticker VENINI/MURANO

Provenance

Purchased between 1955 and 1962 by Mr. Kunian's mother at Venini, Milan; 1999, gift of Stephen T. and Lois R. Kunian in memory of Charlotte C. Kunian to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen T. and Lois R. Kunian in memory of Charlotte C. Kunian