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Author Topic: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base  (Read 3003 times)

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Offline Pinkspoons

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Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« on: August 16, 2010, 04:23:31 PM »
I've recently started to get interested in 20th Century Italian glass made in the Roman / Etruscan style. I've a few smaller pieces here and there, but I thought it was time to take the plunge properly with this beast of a piece!

It's 23" / 585mm tall and 14" / 365mm diameter. It has a loose-fitting trumpet-shaped shade with 'scavo' decoration sat in a patinated brass mount of three abstract male nude figures. It bears a Seguso label, c.1970s.

Do Seguso scavo pieces have any attributed designers? It seems a shame that such a sculptural piece should go without a creator!

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Re: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 07:36:31 PM »
Nic,

You're doing very well with the Murano, aren't you. Which Seguso is it as I can'y see the label very clearly? The label looks more like Seguso AV than Archimede or SVd'A.

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Re: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 07:44:50 PM »
Definitely SVd'A (see attached photo). I bought it along with a vast urn and a much smaller prunted vase, both SVd'A scavo - so I'm not doing too shoddily in my expansion into Venetian glass.  :D

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Re: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 08:14:36 PM »
Really cool lamp!!  One of the best ones I have seen yet!!  I am green with envy over here. :sm:

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Re: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 08:27:30 PM »
Thanks.  :)

I'm a big fan of it too - although I've not yet wired it up to see how it looks lit. I'm sure it will be fairly astounding, though, as the scavo decoration is most dense at the height where the bulb sits, so the light should be very mellow and diffused.

This is one of its companion pieces - 395mm / 15.5" tall, and with clear-cased jet-black handles...

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Re: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 10:55:23 PM »
 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:...most envious of the urn vase...

I must say, trying to figure out the period after Poli left is utterly confusing. It is unfortunate that the SVdA website has very little information on the history of the company. There is this site with some information...

http://www.boglewood.com/murano/producers/segusovetri.html

As to the accuracy, I do not know for the 70's...i wish that SVdA book would come out! I can understand the delay, anything after 1963 must be frustrating for the author!


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Re: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 11:12:33 PM »
Nic,

I'm pretty sure that this is a 1980's plus label, which makes finding a designer quite problematic. The lamp comes from the incarnation of  SVdA that was owned by Maurizio Alberelli and most of the designs were from free-lancers. I also suspect that it's the stock from that company that provided most of the stock for this site http://www.design-and-arts.com/

I'd love to see a picture of your scavo with prunts if you get a chance.


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Re: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 11:15:52 PM »
Seguso VdA got mighty confusing in the 1970s for sure. I wondered if this label might be later -- say, 1980s. I usually think of the plastic labels as being 80s and later, though it probably isn't always true.

Are those nude boys? Not something one sees often in home decor.
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Re: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 12:23:44 AM »
Even in the early years of SVdA the labelling is confusing. I have a few soffiato pieces from the 1930's with the square white SVdA label and also the red Seguso label! I had thought the red Seguso label was from the 1940's through to early 50's. Then you have the well know SVdA shield that was used mainly in the 50's. In regards to the clear plastic label, wasn't this introduced in the 60's? I have a couple of early 60's pieces that have this label!
Confused?!  :huh:  :pb:


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Re: Seguso Vetri D'Arte 'Scavo' Floorlamp w/ Sculpted Bronze Base
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010, 12:46:34 AM »
Kane:

Heireman's in Themes and Variations has SVdA labels up the collapse of the company in 1973 when the paper shield label was still in use. It didn't operate again as SVdA until 1976 and I think the plastic label is from then or later. Also, my sense is that the company after 1976 did a fair bit of reproduction work, either very old Murano or a revival of scavo, for example. Here's a piece I have with the same label on it. http://picasaweb.google.com/lasilove/Murano?pli=1&gsessionid=7v2Xf9iJ5uODYQ8mNuQ-jA#5497354505276231698


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