Seguso Archimede Murano Large Pair Of Birds "Vetro Sommerso" Shaded


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We kindly suggest that you read the whole description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Refined and exquisite pair of Murano glass birds; the design, full of soft curves and rounded ends, fascinates us with its unparalleled and elegant plasticity and lightness; the birds were made using the "submerged" glass technique, a process used by Murano furnaces in the production of art glass since the late 1930s but which became popular in the 1950s; it consists in pairing, by heat, certain shades of color by immersing the glass, mouth-blown with a special rod by a Master glassmaker, in crucibles containing different colors; at this point, the Master was able to make the massive block of glass delicate, almost vaporous, then pulling it by torsion, working it with pliers and shaping it by hand gave it the desired shape; for this the object was made entirely by hand and without the use of molds or models, thus creating a unique piece, just like a work of art. The colors of the birds were obtained by adding small amounts of metal oxides specific to each color to the molten glass; the master glassmaker's exceptional skill was to succeed in the final blowing to delicately blend the various colors, an operation that not everyone in a furnace can do. The pair was made between 1970 and 1975 in Murano in the furnace of Archimede Seguso, whose signature is engraved under each piece. Archimede Seguso was born in Murano on December 17, 1909, and at the age of 11 began working in the glassworks of which his father Antonio was one of ten partners and honed his skills by remaking 18th-century glass. In his early twenties, he became an excellent Master Glassmaker, also distinguishing himself with the newly established heavy art glass work. Before long Archimedes begins to express himself with glass and becomes "Master of First Square," who, even then, was the go-to man in the furnace, and develops his innate skill in solid sculpture. He took as draftsmen in the family factory "Seguso Vetri d'Arte" first Vittorio Zecchin and then Flavio Poli. From the 1930s he was invited to exhibit at the Venice Biennale, where, until 1972, he had the "Venice" Pavilion dedicated to Murano glass. Leaving "Seguso Vetri d'Arte," in 1946 Archimede founded the " Vetreria Artistica Archimede Seguso," thus gaining full creative independence; the company became famous for creating glass artworks of high quality and innovative design. Among his main works created in his long activity are animals, for the beauty of which he is nicknamed "the Master of Animals." One of the hallmarks of Archimedes Seguso's art was his ability to experiment and innovate. He developed glassblowing and glassmaking techniques that were at the forefront of the industry, creating extraordinary works of art that often combined traditional craftsmanship skills with modern designs. The glass that came out of his hands became highly sought after by international collectors and is displayed in art museums and galleries around the world, confirming Archimede Seguso as one of the dominant personalities in the glass art of the century, Murano's most famous master glassmaker, "the Master of Masters." The company remained active and prosperous until Archimede Seguso's death in 1999. After his passing, his work was carried on by his descendants and the firm continued to produce glass artwork of the highest quality. The birds are in good condition. Measurements each length cm.26, depth cm.12, height cm.16. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (custom-made wooden crates, Styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

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Place of origin:
Mid-Century Modern
Dimensions (cm):
16H x 26W x 12D
Dimensions (inch):
6,30H x 10,24W x 4,72D
Creator / Artist:
Archimede Seguso
Murano Glass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The birds are in good condition.
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