This vase perfectly demonstrates Archimede Seguso’s genius for enhancing a minimalist form in order to create a piece that is greater than the sum of its parts. Here we see a simply blown, egg-form vase executed in clear glass with applied vertical bands in transparent orange-red glass. But it is the addition of heavy and evenly dispersed gold leaf which transforms the vessel and renders it a powerful statement of design.
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.