Archimede Seguso - Design Masters New York Monday, December 10, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Venice
    Private collection, Italy
    Galerie IN.ARTE, Milan

  • Literature

    Franco Deboni and Cocchi Maurizio, Vetri di Murano del '900: 50 Capolavori, Milan, 1991, illustrated p. 83, fig. 36
    Marina Barovier, Rosa Barovier Mentasti, and Attilia Dorigato, Il Vetro di Murano alle Biennali 1895–1972, Milan, 1995, p. 184
    Franco Deboni, Murano ‘900, Milan, 1996, illustrated p. 215, fig. 131

  • Catalogue Essay

    Archimede Seguso exhibited his piume series of bottles, bowls and vases at the XXVIII Venice Biennale in 1956. The series is characterized by feather-shaped inclusions of lattimo rods and colored pastes. As Rosa Barovier Mentasti has mentioned, Seguso had been inspired to create the motif after observing autumn leaves floating in a Venice canal.



Large teardrop vase, from the ‘Piume’ series

circa 1956
Handblown transparent yellow glass with lattimo rods and colored pastes.
16 5/8 in (42.2 cm) high
Manufactured by Vetreria Archimede Seguso, Italy.

$40,000 - 50,000 

Design Masters

11 December 2012
New York