Millefiori Pulcino Bird

Maker: Alessandro Pianon for Vetreria Vistosi

Origin: Italian

Measurements: h: in. x w" 4 in. x d: 4.5 in.

Year: circa 1950s


A rare Italian Mid-Century Modern art glass "Millefiore Pulcino" bird designed by, Alessandro Pianon for Vetreria Vistosi, circa 1962. The bird is decorated in a a transparent olive green background with blue & red millifiore decoration with applied millifiore eyes and sits on raised copper feet.

20th Century Murano Glass, Heiremans, fig. 210 
Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection, Olnick and Spanu, pg. 181 

Similar examples are exibited at the following museums:
The Museum Of Fine Arts - Houston, TX.
Eretz Israel Museum - Tel Aviv, ISR.
Corning Museum of Glass - Corning, NY. 
Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, OH.