The Merletto Series
A modern variant of the ancient blown Filigrana technique, the Merletto vessels created by Archimede Seguso in the 1950s are among the rarest and most accomplished of all 20th Century Murano art glass. Not only are these pieces marvels of technical complexity, they also exhibit an awe-inspiring blend of graphic drama and subtlety of form. Due to the high cost of their production, very few examples were made. Today the Merletto series stands as testament to the creative genius and technical virtuosity of Archimede Seguso.
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.