Archimede Seguso (1909-1999) was apprenticed to his father, Antonio, in the glass-house La Vetreria Artistica Barovier where his father was a partner. Working alongside the designers Vittorio Zecchin and Flavia Poli, Archimede Seguso acquired impressive manual skills at the furnace resulting in a vibrant glass-house. By twenty, Archimede Seguso was a true glass maestro and by 1945 had established his own glass-house. In 1957 he revived his earlier models of animals in opalescent glass with delicate stripes. By birth, by training, by his working life, by the way in which he lives the art of glass, he embodies the qualities that have characterlsed Murano culture and that over the centuries have determined the professional and social prestige of the master glass worker (Rosa Barovier Mentasti, I Vetri Di Archimede Seguso, 2002).
A large Italian Archimede Seguso clear and gold-splashed vase, Murano, circa 1950. 40 cm high. Reference: Umberto Franzoi, Art Glass by Archimede Seguso, Arsenale Editrice, Venice, 1991 (exhibition catalogue from the exhibition of the same name at the Pala
A large and impressive modern Murano glass sculpted mammoth by Walter Furlan, born 1931 in Chioggia, a small town near Venice. This large clear glass sculpture of stylised rounded form on a rectangular conforming block base, the long upturned tusks taperin
Attributed to Archimede Seguso (1909-1999), a bowl manufactured by Vetraria Archemide Seguso, Murano, Italy, c.1960, glass, 39 length x 26 width x 11 cm height paper label, Archimede Seguso / Murano / Made in Italy
An impressive Murano Sommerso Art Glass vase, of teardrop shape with an amethyst and emerald interior heavily cased in clear glass. Remains of Murano label to base. Possibly Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri D'Arte. Minor flake to edge. Height 28 cm
A Seguso Vetriarte Somerso glass sculpture, attributed to Flavio Poli, Italian, torch worked as a pair of cockatoos in graduated blue amethyst and clear glass supported on a flowering body with gold foil on paper label to underside 'Murano glass made in It
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