Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled

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Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled
Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled
Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled
Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled
Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled
Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled
Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled
Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled
Pair of 1950s Murano by Archimede Seguso, Neodymium Sommerso Pheasant Bird Sculptures, Labelled

THE ITEM

These superb works of Seguso art glass in sculpted Modernist design. 

The pheasant forms of these pieces by Seguso are well known, with their few delineations and light detail to represent the creatures they depict. 

However, what is rare is that both these pieces are sculpted into the pheasant form using the combination of Neodymium glass and the Sommerso technique of capturing the deep pink colour within glass. Both pieces have also retained their original 1950s Archimede Seguso paper label. 

Neodymium, sometimes known as Alexandrite, is a chemical element that is incorporated into the glass during the crafting process. The glass has the ability to change colour from lilac under incandescent light or daylight to a crisp blue under fluorescent, household lights. 

Elegantly simple in design, with the softly ridged curves providing an excellent canvas for the refraction of light. Placed in the path of sunlight, these pieces have coloured refractions dancing on the walls. 

A BIT OF HISTORY

Born in 1909, shy, brilliant and quite distinguished, Archimede Seguso was a man of intellect, he used the art of glass making to express himself. Seguso would come up with different methods and techniques never seen before in glass making and it was this boldness mixed with his genius that positioned him as a reference point for other artists and artisans.

Glass made by the Seguso furnace can be found in over 75 museums worldwide, such as MOMA in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Today, Seguso is known for its high end Venetian glass objects with glass being made for the Pope, Royalty and numerous luxury interiors throughout the world.

CONDITION

Very Good and Excellent. There is a chip to the underside of the base of one bird that is not visible when the bird is upright. There is mild use wear, predominantly in the form of movement marks on the underside of the bases of both birds - please refer to photos as part of condition report. 

MEASUREMENTS

c. 8.7" / 22 cm tall (from base to highest point) x c. 14.2" / 36 cm in length (from beak to end of tail) and c. 2.8" / 7 cm width (across base)

Unpackaged weight [pair]: c. 2.4 kg / 2,366 g

NOTES

Sculptures will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.