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Seguso Vetri d'Arte

Members of the Seguso family have been leading figures in the manufacture of glass on the Venetian island of Murano since the late 1300s, but for most collectors of vintage design the name evokes two companies formed in the first half of the 20th century. Seguso Vetri d’Arte, born from a small consortium of master glass artisans that included Archimede Seguso (1909–99), thrived under the artistic directorship of Flavio Poli (1900–84), a designer with an eye for modern forms, color and pattern. Vetreria Archimede Seguso, meanwhile, was founded in 1946, when Seguso opened his own atelier in order to employ classical techniques in the making of modern glassware.

The owners of Seguso Vetri d’Arte were justly proud of their skills as craftsmen, but they were not worldly aesthetes — and they knew it. Poli had studied at the Art Institute of Venice, originally working in ceramics before switching mediums and taking up the art of glass. He introduced new simple forms to the genre — the best known of his designs being the Valva, which resembles a clamshell in profile — and employed several novel techniques such as corroso, which gives glass a rough, emery-board-like finish. Poli’s most collectible works are his sommerso pieces, made with a layering process in which clear and colored-glass vessels are “submerged” within one another, producing a kind of nesting-doll effect in striking, elegant vases with bands of separate and overlapped hues.

At his eponymous workshop, Archimede Seguso often favored highly decorative, age-old techniques employed with modern restraint. His layered-glass Losanghe vessels have the look of an abstract checkerboard while his free-form Merletto vases have delicate, lacy patterns created by painstakingly twisting two heated glass straws to create helixes around the walls of the piece.

Though different in their scope and mission, both of these furnaces bearing the Seguso name created some of the most beautiful, alluring and exquisitely crafted works in all of modern design.

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$2,764
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Karl Springer Elegant Pair of White Scavo Glass Torcheres, 1980s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Pair of "White Venetian Glass Torcheres" with scavo finish by Seguso for Karl Springer, American 1980's. These art pieces were hand-made by Seguso in Murano Italy exclusively for Kar...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Metal

Teardrop Perfume Bottle in Green and Yellow Murano Glass by Flavio Poli, c. 1960
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern decorative bottle or vintage perfume bottle by Flavio Poli for Seguso. Beautifully handcrafted in vibrant hues of emerald green and golden yellow. Hand blown with ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Murano Glass

6 Art Deco Sconces, circa 1940 by Seguso in Murano Glass, Italy
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Merida, Yucatan
6 flushmounts in Murano glass and brass made by Seguso in Murano, Italy, circa 1940. We can attribute these to Seguso since we have another piece with its original sticker and manuf...
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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Brass

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano Glass Vento gold Chandelier 10 Lights
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Murano-Venice, IT
Vento Murano glass chandelier by Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Handmade, blown Murano glass chandelier 10 lights in clear gold glass color. Chain and canopy are included to extend the height....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Blown Glass

Seguso Mid-Century Modern Sommerso Green and Yellow Murano Glass Ashtray 1970
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Sommerso Murano glass ashtray in shades of green and yellow, it's made in Italy in the 1970s and in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Murano Glass

Seguso Emerald Green Murano Glass Seashell Decorative Dish
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Hand blown emerald green Murano glass seashell bowl with inclused bubbles by Seguso, Italy, circa 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Art Glass

Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Milano, IT
Seguso vase 1955 Murano glass, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Murano Glass

  • Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
  • Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
  • Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
  • Seguso Vase 1955 Murano Glass, Italy
H 9.06 in. W 9.45 in. D 3.15 in.
Vintage Seguso Vetri d'Arte Brown 'a Scavo' Murano Glass Vase
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Beautiful 'a Scavo' brown colored / coloured glass vase or vessel by Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano, Italy. Elegant in form and showing extraordinary craftsmanship with the use of the 'S...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Seguso Vetri d'Arte

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

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