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    Posted 4 years ago

    vetraio50
    (691 items)

    Seguso is an oft seen, oft used name in Italian glass .... no wonder when you realise that the family can trace its name back to 1397 based on archival material held in Venice. In the twentieth century this tradition continued with the work of Antonio Seguso who was born in 1888. It was Antonio who with Napoleone Barovier and Luigi Ferro, founded Artistica Vetreria e Soffieria Barovier, Seguso and Ferro in 1933.

    This company eventually became Seguso Vetri d’Arte, employing all five sons of Antonio Seguso in various roles. One of them was called Archimede (1909-1999) nicknamed - Moro Patar.

    Archimede had trained alongside his father, Antonio and worked for various workshops, including the family-run enterprise Seguso Vetri d'Arte (1937-73 and 1976-92) which he left in 1942.

    In 1946 Archimede branched out and created his own company: the Vetreria Artistica Archimede Seguso at 18 Serenella, Murano, Venice, Italy. Following Archimede's death the factory has been run by his son Gino (b. 1943) and grandson Antonio.

    A few years ago I bought this large gondola at the Wenty Collectors Fair here in Sydney. In those days it had two labels: one on one side was a Murano glass label and on the base was a sticker of the Vetreria Artistica Archimede Seguso. You can see the remnants of that sticker in the photos.

    The technique is a 'double sommerso' ( Italian "Sommerso" - submerged). This process creates a layered appearance where one coloured layer of glass is covered by another layer of differently coloured glass by repeatedly dipping a gather molten glass of another colour. This technique was invented in Murano in 1930's.

    This is an extremely large example of Murano glass. It weighs 5.8 kilos or 12.8 pounds. It measures 40 cm or 15.75" across and 19 cm or 7.5" high.

    Comments

    1. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 4 years ago
      A room in the home, much like a painting on the wall, should have a focal point. This would do the trick in any room :)
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks COLLECTOMANIAC & HO2CULTCHA !!!!
      It seems to have dominated one end of the lounge since it first arrived a few years ago !!!
    3. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Awesome piece!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Beautiful Glass -- A fine Art.

      ~ Love A.S. Glass
    5. Deano Deano, 4 years ago
      Fantastic glass. Thanks for the great information. I copied and pasted the text so I could save it to my Archimede file. Thanks.
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Just wonderful.
      Archimede was incomparable.
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN, SKLO, CAPERKID, DEANO & ANTIQUEROSE !!! !!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Very NICE piece of glass you have here!!!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks JSCOTT & DON too !!!!!!

      How are you DON, mate?
    10. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      Ho visto un cocomero o anguria no una gondola, jaja bellisimo
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Non ce l'hai vista? Però l'anguria c'è, son d'accordo ... e un bel sorriso!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KIVATINITZ & AURA too !!! !!!
    13. Djpeder, 4 years ago
      Thanks for posting. It has truly inspired me.
      Dan
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      You know how I love Murano Kevin, and I love this! It's beautifully executed and oh so large! Is it a paper label? If so, that would date it from the mid 50's.
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VALENTINO, AGOODWORKS, GEODEGEM, BELLTOWN, SWFINLUV, OFFICIALFUEL, BLUNDERBUSS, IVONNE, RADEGRUNDER, MYFAVORITETREASURES & DJPEDER 'n RICK too for those kind comments !!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME !!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks NICEFICE !!!!!
    18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      stunning vases and collection!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME & TREY too !!!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VIOLETORANGE !!!!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR !!!!!!
    22. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Oh boy! What a beautiful sight.

      I had a crystal elephant signed by Archimede Seguso. A rommelmarkt find, 2 Euro. It was adopted, via Marktplaats. :-)
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks EFESGIRL ... you know these days days the ones signed are thought to be by his son .... found that out recently researching this one again. Love rommelmarkt browsing here in Oz.
    24. inky inky, 4 years ago
      When I first saw it it reminded me of a slice of watermelon...great shape..love it!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks INKY !!!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VLADIMIR !!! !!! !!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks LUNDY !!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SCOTT !!!!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks DJREVERB !!!!!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks GLASSIE !!!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!!!!!
    32. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thank You for the wonderful Holiday Greetings. I wish you and yours a Very Happy Holidays and may the new year bring forth health, wealth and the promise of a bright and loving future. Thanks again for you warm greetings, they are very appreciated!
    33. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
      Happy new year to you too Vet.This is a truly beautiful piece of seguso's glass.Love it?
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MAGDALENAGIRL & ANNAB !!!!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGELAMP & KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS too !!!!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks BETTYBOO & MIDNIGHT !!!!!!!!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY !!!!
    38. artglassfan, 3 years ago
      These pieces are fantastic. Something about the sommerso technique that grabs you. It's now that time of year for digging out more of my collection for show and tell. I still have over 130 more pieces to catalog on this site. You have a great collection of high quality glass. Cheers!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks ARTGLASSFAN .....looking forward to seeing them al !!!!!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks AUNTMOLLY !!! !!! !!!
    41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks JUSTONEMORE !!! !! ! !! !!!
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks BIJOUCAILLOU & CINDB !!! !! ! !! !!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks DEANO !!! !!! !!!

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