Author Topic: Archimedes Seguso Decanter and stopper?  (Read 585 times)

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Offline ardy

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Archimedes Seguso Decanter and stopper?
« on: April 16, 2009, 01:42:39 AM »
Hello All

I found this yesterday in a small shop on another trip out to western NSW.

It seemed to me to have very similar characteristics to the Seguso lamp I found a few weeks ago. There was the remains of the glue of the sticker on the base and I thought it made a similar outline to the seguso sticker, it dissapeared when I washed it off.

The stopper is broken which is a pity.

Questions that spring to mind:-

Is this another Seguso Alabastro/Opalino piece?

Is it possible to get another stopper and have it ground in or could it be repaired?

regards

Ardy
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Re: Archimedes Seguso Decanter and stopper?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 02:55:09 AM »
Ardy, it definitely looks like an A. Seguso alabastro bottle. There are several similar in Leslie Pina's book. It is a shame the stopper is broken. Finding the right stopper can be a daunting task. I would repair the one you have. Perhaps a broken bottle will appear soon and you'll be able to buy it for its stopper at a low cost.

Great find, even with the broken stopper.
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Re: Archimedes Seguso Decanter and stopper?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 07:07:01 AM »
Isn't that lovely Anita?

That is what I hoped it would be. Someone had glued the top on to it but I managed to get it off without damaging the piece.

Will keep my eyes open for a replacement stopper but there is a guy in our area who repairs and replaces stoppers but this might be too hard to get glass to match.

Delighted with it.

Bought a couple of other pieces which I will put on the site.

thanks again

Ardy
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