ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO (ATTRIB.) CAGED MURANO GLASS LIGHT FIXTURES (2)

$1,650.00

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A beautiful mid-century caged glass light fixture attributed to Archimede Seguso.  The creamy white glass diffuser has been mouth-blown into a golden twisted wire cage on the island of Murano near Venice, Italy.  We have two of these fixtures.  the price is per item.

SEGUSO VETRI D’ARTE  founded in 1933, quickly became one of the most important glass furnaces in Murano and the center of creative energy and technical innovation on the island during the mid-twentieth century.  After the Seguso Vetri d’Arte brand was sold by the Seguso family in 1974, current Seguso CEO, Gianluca Seguso was able to bring the brand, along with its rich trove of archives back into the hands of the Seguso family in 2007.  Today Seguso still manufacturers and sells the iconic and timeless designs of Seguso Vetri d’Arte, under its historical name

The Seguso Family has been dedicated to the art of Murano glass in Venice since May 3, 1397. Seguso is one of the most esteemed, historical, and respected glass manufacturers on the island, and among the largest glass furnaces in Murano, which has a few, homonymous furnaces.  Glass made by the Seguso furnace can be found in over 75 museums worldwide, such as MOMA in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  Today, Seguso is known for its high-end Venetian glass objects, lighting, accessories, and custom installations. Seguso glass has been made for the Pope, Royalty, and numerous luxury interiors throughout the world.

The Seguso family today is able to trace its uninterrupted lineage of glassmakers back over six centuries to 1397, based on documents in the archives of Venice. In 1605, the family was added to the Libro d'Oro of Murano, or Golden Book of Murano, which included the most important glassmaking families and offered them privileges of nobility.  The Seguso glassmakers were especially successful between the mid 16th and 17th centuries when they created an extensive commercial network for their products that reached as far as the newly discovered Americas.  During this successful period, the Seguso family crest was imprinted on the Osella coin of Venice by the Doge in 1792.

However, it was not until the 19th century that they produced their best work and became one of the leading glassmakers on the island of Murano, as well as internationally. Antonio Seguso (b.1829) singularly revived forgotten, sophisticated techniques to play a crucial role in the glass renaissance of the mid-19th century, when Murano glassmaking was recovering from its most difficult period of crisis after the fall of the Venetian Republic.

His son, Giovanni (b. 1853) was an eccentric and equally talented glassmaker, who for a time worked with Paolo Venini.  Venini often used to tell visitors, “Nane Patare" (nickname of Giovanni Seguso) taught me everything about glass.”

Antonio Seguso (b. 1888), the son of Giovanni, was also a talented glassmaker and along with Napoleone Barovier and Luigi Ferro, founded Artistica Vetreria e Soffieria Barovier, Seguso and Ferro in 1933, this company would eventually become Seguso Vetri d’Arte, employing all five sons of Antonio Seguso in various roles, including Archimede Seguso for a period of time, the father of Giampaolo Seguso, and grandfather to the current generation guiding the Seguso company today, Gianluca, Pierpaolo, and Gianandrea Seguso.  The brand, trademark, designs, and archives of Seguso Vetri d’Arte are today in the hands of the family and sold throughout the world.

Details

Dimensions
7.5ʺW × 7.5ʺD × 15ʺL
Styles
Boho Chic 
Hollywood regency
Italian
Brand
Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Designer
Archimede Seguso
Period
1960s
Place of Origin
Italy
Item Type
Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
Materials
Lights
Murano Glass
Condition
Very Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, No Imperfections
Color
Cream
Condition Notes
Excellent Vintage Condition. Minor Signs of Previous Use
Quantity Available – 2