Archimede Seguso Merletto Art Glass Bowl, Murano Italy 1950s
Item e6591

A rare Venetian merletto (lace) art glass bowl designed by Archimede Seguso for Vetreria Artistica Archimede Seguso in the 1950s. Thin clear glass internally decorated with fine lacy canes in pink glass. The merletto glass is one of the most popular glass designs by Archimede Seguso. An authentic piece of Midcentury Modern Murano art glass of the 1950s.

For centuries the name Seguso has been associated with glass art from Murano. Archimede Seguso (1909-1999) is the master glassmaker of the family history of the 20th century. In the 1950s Archimede showd all his genius with creations like the "Merletto" (lacework) the "Reticello Piume" (feathers) or the "Polvery" (powdered) series. The cooperation with Tiffany & Co allowed Seguso new opportunities for great collections. In 1989 Archimede Seguso celebrated his 80th birthday in New York with a solo exhibition - the title speaks for itself: The Master of the Masters. His worldwide exhibitions are always a box office hit and are sometimes extended twice.

Height: 3.54" (9 cm)
Diameter: 6.46" (16.4 cm)

Literature Reference:
Umberto Franzoi, Art Glass by Archimede Seguso, Verona 1991, pages 42 and 43
Rosa Barovier Mentasti, I Vetri di Archimede Seguso, Torino 1995, pictures 33 and 34
Leslie Pina, Archimede Seguso, Atgen 2007, pages 26, 57-63

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