Beautifully detailed, a truly exotic rare and very collectible piece of gorgeous Italian Art Glass. One of those pieces that captures your eye in any room or decor. Nice heavy art glass piece. This piece appears to be one of those pieces of creative experimentation and innovation and is featuring a Complex technique. This is beautiful and rare if not unique!Outstanding Murano Vintage One-of-a-Kind Piece. Gives the name'Art Glass' its real meaning. Wonderful sculptural piece with very defined rich colour glass. The simplicity of the design is quite obviously that of the master, perfectly executed, and an effortless design statement. Magnificently handmade, sculpted using Sommerso process to create a striking and contrasting object. A stunning hand made solid sculpture piece cased in clear glass with wonderful silver-grey colors. The Sommerso technique was originally developed in the 1930's by Antonio Da Ross.
Sommerso (Italian for "submerged") is the Murano glassmaking technique of creating two or more layers of contrasting glass without the colours mixing together. It is formed by dipping coloured glass into molten glass of a different colour, before blowing the glass into the required form. The outermist layer is often clear. A charming vintage fish-shaped Murano glass sculpture by Archimede Seguso in clear glass with black stripe and silver net.
This unique mid-century Art glass piece is beautifully handcrafted in clear murano glass with silver filigrana-reticello fine stripping and clear glass accenting the fish's eyes, mouth and fins. Filigrana or filigree, is a term for a transparent glass with opaque or colorful threads or ribbon-like decoration. There are two styles of filigrana are reticello and retortoli. Italian Reticello, "glass with a small network" or reticulated glass, consists of several layers which overlap across, this is a decorative style that uses a web design to form a mesh effect.This wonderful fish is created with extreme precision and care in Reticello glass technique. This fine example of Italian Art glass from Seguso would make a great addition to any collection of Venetian and Murano Art Glass. "Archimede Seguso, Murano" Hand Signed on Bottom. Spanning a wide range of forms and colors, his subject matter included animals and abstract shapes. Born in 1909 in Murano, Italy, he was part of an illustrious legacy of Italian glassmakers, their ancestry spanning over six centuries to the 14th century. Seguso notably led a revival of ancient Venetian glass-making techniques, specifically filigrana, which produced lattice-like patterns.
Seguso ran the family business Seguso Vetri d'Arte, from 1937 to 1942. In addition to his participation in 13 appearances in the Venice Biennale between 1936 and 1972, Archimede Seguso was also invited to participate in the exhibit "A Thousand Years of Glass in Venice" at the Museo Correr in 1982, and he had a solo exhibit of his work at Tiffany & Co. In New York in 1989.
Archimede died one decade later, in 1999, in Murano. The Seguso glass studio lives on though, as does Archimede Seguso's name, through his masterful glass creations still found today in numerous international collections and museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Corning Museum of Glass.Measures: 7" High x 7" Wide from nose to back fin x 2deep (thick). Quite heavy, solid sculpture, weighing 2 lbs.
The piece is in excellent Vintage "Like New Near Mint Condition" with no chips, cracks or repairs. Original condition unaltered, no imperfections, just unique art glass designed beauty! Please review all of the pictures as these are part of the description. Unique Murano Glass Angel Sculpture or Figurine Created in 1950s and executed by Archimede Seguso in Murano, Venice, Italy.
This Art Glass Sculpture or figurine is very well executed with applied eyes, made of hand blown, solid glass body - Spectacular. This is a magnificent original Archimede Seguso sculpture, to accent your curio, mantle, your collection, or a great gift.Great decorative piece for any beach/marine life themed room. This extraordinary piece is of exceptional quality. It has the clarity, heft, and brilliance, captures the light beautifully, lending even greater depth to the lovely colors. The glass is truly unique and stunning in every way.
It is impossible to figure out how the Italian masters can do the things they do with glass. They make magic with the glass itself, mixing colors and clear in such a controlled way that it creates a carnival for the eye. They manipulate the glass to create complicated technics in order to create Exquisite, Splendid Pieces.
All while hand working molten glass. There is a reason people love Murano glass. It is an extraordinary Sculpture for the collector, truly beautiful statement piece, a wonderful item for display and decoration and for others to see. A perfect gift idea for the admirer of artistically designed, quality vintage objects of beauty. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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