Set of Five Pulcino Birds

Maker: Alessandro Pianon for Vetreria Vistosi

Origin: Italian

Various Heights

Year: 1961


An iconic and complete set of five rare Italian Mid-Century Modern art glass "Pulcino" birds designed by, Alessandro Pianon for Vetreria Vistosi, circa 1962. The birds each are different in shape, color, texture, and size and all are on raised copper feet and have applied murrine eyes. All birds are in excellent condition.

Olive Green Square Pulcino with murrine decoration: height: 8.25 in.
Orange Round Pulcino: height: 9 in.
Blue Pulcino with murrine decoration: height: 9.5 in
Green J Pulcino with murrine decoration: height: 13.25 in.
Blue Striped Pulcino: height: 6.75 in.

Similar examples are exhibited: 
The museum Of fine arts Houston.
Eretz Israel museum, Tel Aviv.
Corning Museum of Glass; Corning, NY.
Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland, OH.

 "20th Century Murano glass," by, Heiremans, fig. 210.

"Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu collection," Olnick and Spanu, pg. 181.

Domus (Milan), no. 405, August 1963, pp. 153-54.

"Murano Glass: 1945-1970," by, Marc Herremans; Antwerp, ©1989, figs. 230-31.