This shape is one of the connections between mid-century design and Venetian history. Glass designers started looking back at the Renaissance painters and found great inspiration and ideas. Bianconi studied the Pulcinella series from Tiepolo at Ca’ Rezzonico, Vittorio Zecchin and Archimede Seguso studied Tiepolo’s and Veronese’s paintings. This shape comes from Veronese’s Annunciation from the Madonna dell’Orto church, now at the Accademia.
The glass is in an ivory color, attained by covering with pagliesco (a light amber with a bit of gray, from straw, paglia) the lattimo color. The neck is black with embedded gold leaf and rigadin. Mouth-blown and shaped in Murano by Alberto Donà. The foot has a black morisa. The colors work perfectly together. Complimentary rewiring for EU or US electrical requirements, harp or socket shade attachment.
Base reads and other identifications, references: Signature of the artist on the base.
Evaluation assessment: Referring to similar pairs from either same artist or other authors like Barovier or Cenedese.
Measurements: Height 46 cm, about 18″
Weight: 2.5 kg each
Rating: ★★★★★ (for rating details click here)
Creator: Alberto Donà (artist and maker)
Period: Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin: Italy, Murano
Date of Manufacture: circa 2000-2009
Materials and Techniques: Mouth-blown, ivory casing, gold over black.
Condition: Pristine. No aging signs detected.