As a variant of the Composizione Lattimo technique, this asymmetrical vase is part of a small group of works in which looping bands of Filigrana harmoniously flow within the walls of a slightly asymmetrical biomorphic form. Presented in this way, the design element encased in the walls of the vessel also appears to fill it; this kind of nuanced visual effect-as-content speaks to the poetic mind of its creator.
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.