Alessandro Pianon (Vetreria Vistosi)

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Born in Murano, Italy, in 1931, Alessandro Pianon’s interest in glassmaking began at an early age when he would have been exposed to the rich history and techniques of Venetian glassmaking tradition. We offer a free appraisal service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions. We hold four dedicated Modern Art & Design auctions each year that occasionally feature work by this artist. We offer a free appraisal service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.

Alessandro Pianon (Vetreria Vistosi) - Visionary Glass Artistry


Alessandro Pianon is a visionary glass artist whose mastery transcends the conventional boundaries of glassmaking. Over the course of several decades, Pianon emerged as a true master of the art, pushing the boundaries of glass artistry and leaving an enduring impact with pieces that continue to captivate and inspire collectors today.


Born in Murano, Italy, in 1931, Alessandro Pianon's fascination with glassmaking began in his early years, immersed in the rich history and techniques of the Venetian glassmaking tradition. This early exposure ignited a passion that led him to formal training at the prestigious School of Art in Venice.

Artistic Philosophy

Alessandro Pianon's artistic vision seamlessly blends tradition with innovation. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, his creations mirror the fluidity and organic forms found in nature. Pianon is renowned for his glass birds created with expert use of color, texture, and light, transforming ordinary glass into mesmerizing works of art.

Notable Examples Sold at Auction

There is always a sense of excitement amongst enthusiasts when his works feature in our Modern Design auctions. Notable works that have captivated our audience include:

Alessandro Pianon Pulcini Glass Bird By Vistosi

Sold for £3,100


Alessandro Pianon For Vistosi 'Pulcini' Glass Bird

Sold for £1,400


Our specialist Modern Art & Design auctions are held four times a year and cover a wide selection of furniture, studio pottery, ceramics, glass, print & multiples, paintings and more.  For a free, confidential auction valuation of your collection, to enquire about any of our lots or to enter your own collection into one of our specialist sales, get in touch: or fill in our online valuation form below. 

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James Spiridion

Auctioneer and valuer specialising in Modern Design. James has recently returned to the North West after spending the last few years as a valuer in Scotland, during that time James also featured on Paul Martin's Auction Showdown for Channel 5 as a 'Rival Auctioneer'.



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