20th Century Bilious Green Italian Murano Glass Duck by Paolo Venini & Zuccheri
A bilious green, vintage Mid-Century modern Italian duck made of hand blown colored Murano glass, designed, produced by Paolo Venini and Toni Zuccheri in good condition. The beak and neck of the table, room décor piece is made of black glass, enhanced by detailed gold speckled points, encased in clear glass. Signed Venini at the bottom. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1960 - 1980, Milan, Italy.
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Paolo Venini was born in 1895 Cusano near Milan, Italy and passed away in 1959 Venice, Italy. He was an Italian lawyer and designer. In 1921, Venini opened a glass factory on the islands of Murano with his partner Giacomo Cappellin which they named Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Cappellin Venini & Co.
Toni Zuccheri was an Italian architect and designer born in 1936 in the province of Udine, Italy and passed away in 2008. At a very young age, he started developing his skills with glass techniques. In 1960, Zuccheri studied architecture, his masters were the Italian architect Franco Albini and Carlo Scarpa. After his studies, he started working at Venini where he invented and reinvented working techniques, shapes and colors. Later on, he worked together with well-known architects and designers, such as Gio Ponti, Lucio Fontanta etc.
Details: Black Glass, Colored Murano Glass, Gold Speckled Glass
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 3.5" H x 7" W x 2.5" D