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Pair of Seguso Candlesticks 3 by John Loring of Tiffany & Co.

$12,196.93 per set


Pair of imposing Murano glass candleholders by Archimede Seguso designed by Tiffany & Co’s John Loring in the 1980s, signed to the base “Archimede Seguso Murano” original Seguso stickers. Murano Italy 1987 Provenance: private collection of Archimede Seguso Bibliography U. Franzoi (ed.), I Vetri di Archimede Seguso, Venice 1991, p. 160 John Loring, (born November 23, 1939) is design director emeritus of Tiffany & Co., where he held the post of design director from 1979 to 2009. He is the author of numerous books about Tiffany’s and art in general and a longtime contributor to Architectural Digest. Seguso enjoyed a long and prolific relationship with Tiffany & Co, working with design director Van Day Truex and artist Charles Lin Tissot in the 1960s, and later with design director John Loring. The relationship has been continued with Seguso’s son Gino, and grandson, Antonio.


  • Creator
    Archimede Seguso (Artist),John Loring (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Diameter: 7.09 in. (18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Hollywood Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent condition, no visible flaws.
  • Seller Location
    Fingest, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 16431stDibs: LU977314307871

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    Ships From: Fingest, United Kingdom
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About the Artist

Archimede Seguso

Archimede Seguso redefined a 650-year family history of Murano glass-making with brilliance and novel techniques, elevating him to an exemplar for the maestros of his time as well as for future generations of glassmakers. This next generation included his sons and grandsons, who carried on and further expanded the family legacy of Venetian art glass. The survival and revival of traditional glassblowing combined with unique design are the legacies left behind by a master.

Seguso grew up in the family furnaces of the Soffieria Barovier Seguso and Ferro, where his training began at age 11. By the time he turned 20, he was a maestro in his own right, joining the family business as a partner.

In 1933 the company changed its name to Seguso Vetri D’Arte, and Seguso gained sole control. He collaborated with designers Flavio Poli and Vittorio Zecchin, which allowed him to achieve artistic sovereignty leading to the opening in 1946 of his own furnace, Vetreria Seguso Archimede. There, he could explore his design ideas with creative freedom. In 2007, the 23rd generation of Seguso glassmakers took the lead at Seguso Vetri D’Arte. Brothers Gianluca, Pierpaolo and Gianandrea Seguso carry a six-century dynasty of Seguso glass into the 21st Century.

Archimede Seguso’s art glass pays homage to tradition. Seguso studied and mastered techniques from centuries past, but he also pioneered innovative approaches, such as submersion and unconventional color constitutions. He awarded future generations with stunning and unprecedented effects, such as ribbed textures, rings, needle shapes and the appearance of embedded objects.

A lifetime of achievement created by Seguso is honored in museums worldwide, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and Museum Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf, to name a few. His exhibit resume spans decades, beginning with XX Biennale, Venezia, in 1936. It includes a 1989 exhibit of “Il Maestro dei Maestri” at Tiffany & Co., New York, and 2013 exhibitions at Musée Maillol in Paris and Museo della Basilica di San Marco in Venice.

On 1stDibs, find an array of vintage Archimede Seguso glass, decorative objects, lighting and mirrors alongside a collection from his brother Angelo Seguso and his grandsons’ firm Seguso Viro.

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