I think Springhead is making a point that the family had been making trouble about using the Bianconi name before.
I was actually 1 of the people they contacted a while back because I listed a piece on Ebay that I said looked in the Forato Style, like Bianconi. They contacted Ebay and closed my auction. There was a big deal about it, and we had talked about it before on the board too. Im sure if you search for it you will find the topics.
I havent heard of anything like that happening recently. So I do think they are not looing on Ebay or searching like they were in the past.
On the figures, they look like Avem pieces, but the same have been reproduced recently in Murano.
So, hard to know if they are new or old. Personally I have kept away from them for that reason. Unless they have a label I won buy them.
(nothing against your pieces)
Same problem with the pieces listed as Poli and Seguso that I have personally seen at the Mall.