Zig Zag Vase
An Icon of Italian Post-War Design
One of the most rare and visually powerful of Seguso’s creations, this vase has become an icon of Italian post-war design. As with much of his best work, the Zig Zag vase possesses a deeply satisfying combination of high design and masterful technique. Composed of alternating red and white Lattimo cane sections encased in layers of clear glass dusted with fine gold leaf, this superior level of craftsmanship makes the Zig Zag vase a tour-de-force. It is also interesting to note that every known version of this model exhibits variation in scale and density of patterning, making each piece unique.
Masterworks of Archimede Seguso
Selected from an important private collection, this work is among a group of vessels created by designer and master blower Archimede Seguso and representing some of his most significant work from the 1950s.
While major auctions of Italian Glass usually include one or two examples of Seguso’s work, this is the first time a diverse and truly impressive group of masterworks are being presented in one sale. To that end, this is a rare opportunity to view a cross-section of Seguso’s best work executed at the height of his powers. It is our hope that in the present context, the depth and power of this historically significant material can be better understood and appreciated.