Archimede Seguso "Alabastro" Art Glass Vase, Murano Italy ca. 1950s
Item e6588

A large venetian art glass vase in oval shape with curved neck. Designed by Archimede Seguso for Vetreria Artistica Archimede Seguso ca. 1950s. Thick opaline glass called "Alabastro" with green inside and a clear glass overlay. The alabastro glass has mainly been used for sculptures and figurines but also for bowls and vases. An authentic piece of Midcentury Modern Murano art glass of the late 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.

Width: 4.72" (12 cm)
Height: 12.8" (32.5 cm)
Depth: 3.54" (9 cm)

Literature Reference:
Rosa Barovier Mentasti, I Vetri di Archimede Seguso, Torino 1995, photos 65 - 70
Leslie Pina, Archimede Seguso, Atgen 2007, pages 114 - 119 and 130 - 137

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