Masterworks by Archimede Seguso
The superior craftsmanship of Archimede Seguso is unrivaled in the history of 20th century Murano glass. Designing and blowing his own work, Seguso created new techniques based on the most difficult and elegant methods present in the traditional Murano oeuvre. His complex and ingenious use of Filligrana threads, subtle layering and manipulation of glass canes, shards, fragments and powdered pigments, and the use of novel organic shapes and forms all distinguish him as a virtuoso artist of the highest order.
Seguso’s decision to establish his own firm in 1946 and work independently represents a watershed moment in the history of modern glassblowing. This new model of solo artist working at a small, nonindustrial furnace became the fundamental precept of the studio art glass movement.
The pieces presented here represent Seguso at his very best and are indeed masterworks. Produced in very small numbers, these examples all exceptionally rare.