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Title: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: kane_u_pain on January 09, 2011, 06:17:28 AM
Bought this a few weeks ago and am I extremely happy. It has 3 labels on it, but only 2 are readable. It has the Archimede Seguso Murano Made In Italy label along with the Made In Italy label on the bottom, plus another label which is completely gone. I will put my own photo's up in the next week or so once i can photograph it properly. Clear glass and me for camera op's are not good!  ;D

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280600446303&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I have been waiting a few years to get an example like this! It has finally arrived... :chky:
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: shugdens on January 09, 2011, 07:12:27 AM
Eeeek I once sold a purple one of these for £15...
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: Max on January 09, 2011, 11:31:00 AM
I've sold one for about £25 about 2 years ago.  I don't think they're that unusual, but perhaps the sticker created more interest?  Or...perhaps the Murano market's gone up recently?



Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: shugdens on January 10, 2011, 01:46:45 AM
I've sold one for about £25 about 2 years ago.  I don't think they're that unusual, but perhaps the sticker created more interest?  Or...perhaps the Murano market's gone up recently?




Seguso seems to be getting a lot of intrest at the moment, I've seen those lamps at buy nows between £60-120 on Ebay.

The stickers do give it the'x factor'

What would you value a Sevres lamp base at?
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: kane_u_pain on January 10, 2011, 06:57:51 AM
I've sold one for about £25 about 2 years ago.  I don't think they're that unusual, but perhaps the sticker created more interest?  Or...perhaps the Murano market's gone up recently?





Definitely very common but I have been holding out till a labeled piece popped up. And it had more than 1 label!  ;D

As always, the aussie market is a lot different to the overseas market. I thought this would go for a little bit more, but thankfully for xmas, most people were spending money elsewhere so I think I got a bit of a bargain on this.
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: shugdens on January 10, 2011, 07:23:46 PM
Alot of my art deco glass goes to Australia.

I got a beautiful Czech lamp base this morning along with another huge job lot of intresting glass  ;D
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: tam bam on January 10, 2011, 07:36:01 PM
Great lamp, Pain!!  There is nothing like the feeling you get when you buy something you have been wanting and longing for so long.  I too understand the feeling.  It is exciting to say the least.  Congrats to you!!!

I was just looking at a Merletto vase by Archimede on the Glass Discussion Forum on Facebook.  The person who owns it said he found it at a flea market. Can you believe it, A FLEA MARKET?! I was blown away by it's beauty and the fact that the owner found it a flea market, like it was a piece of junk.  I would have fainted if I found something like that at a flea market. 

tam bam
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: shugdens on January 10, 2011, 08:28:37 PM
Great lamp, Pain!!  There is nothing like the feeling you get when you buy something you have been wanting and longing for so long.  I too understand the feeling.  It is exciting to say the least.  Congrats to you!!!

I was just looking at a Merletto vase by Archimede on the Glass Discussion Forum on Facebook.  The person who owns it said he found it at a flea market. Can you believe it, A FLEA MARKET?! I was blown away by it's beauty and the fact that the owner found it a flea market, like it was a piece of junk.  I would have fainted if I found something like that at a flea market. 

tam bam
You wouldnt beleve where i find glass & ceramics & how much I pay. I've payed single figures for four figure items.
i dont mind passing items on to collectors & other dealers at trade prices if I've had a good deal.
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: tam bam on January 10, 2011, 09:09:53 PM
I sure wish I could live where you are Shugdens.  Where I live you are lucky to stumble across a generic piece of Murano and usually (if the person knows what it is) they want a lot for it because it is "Murano".  I saw a generic ashtray in an antique shop and they wanted $45 for it.  I looked at the lady and said any lower and she said no because it is Murano.  I wanted to laugh myself out the door. 

tam bam
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: kane_u_pain on January 11, 2011, 06:19:30 AM
Sometimes patience and persistence pays off! It is slim picking here as well. It is very rare to find a really good piece at the flea markets.  >:(
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: shugdens on January 11, 2011, 01:57:41 PM
I sure wish I could live where you are Shugdens.  Where I live you are lucky to stumble across a generic piece of Murano and usually (if the person knows what it is) they want a lot for it because it is "Murano".  I saw a generic ashtray in an antique shop and they wanted $45 for it.  I looked at the lady and said any lower and she said no because it is Murano.  I wanted to laugh myself out the door. 

tam bam
I'm a full time dealer & out at fairs, auctions, flea markets & bootsales every day. I also do the ocasional house clearance & never drive past a good looking skip without having a rummage (i've found gold in one before now) :24:

Some of the funny coments i've hered from charity shop women about murano I could write a book on. ''its antique Merinio glass that'' ''Its signed Murano that, its got a sticker on'' ''its very valuble italian glass that, we want £3 for it, no less'' ect ect most of its chinese...
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: Carolyn Preston on January 12, 2011, 02:13:03 AM
My one piece of Murano (as yet unidentified as to maker) was sold to me as Monart!  :sc:  :24:


Carolyn
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: kane_u_pain on January 12, 2011, 07:23:20 AM
Carolyn, why do you only have one piece of Murano???... :huh:
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: Carolyn Preston on January 13, 2011, 02:11:06 AM
Carolyn, why do you only have one piece of Murano???... :huh:

Because, with all due respect to my best buds here at the GMB  :rah: , I don't collect glass, I collect Scottish  :sc: kitsch. So I did not know a Murano from a milk bottle (and apparently, neither did my step-mother-in-law). So I started to explore to find out if it really was a Monart, found the GMB and turned out to be a GMB addict!  :thup:

I later did buy two small baskets that are damaged, but the price was right.

Carolyn
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: kane_u_pain on January 13, 2011, 06:29:46 AM
Ah ok...LOL...you should be at least one really nice piece! So after all this time, still no glass addiction creeping in?
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: Lustrousstone on January 13, 2011, 07:32:27 AM
Only passive addiction: Carolyn is addicted to our addiction and now probably knows much more than she realises about glass.  :kissy:
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: Carolyn Preston on January 14, 2011, 01:03:16 AM
I know enough that it scares the pants off me to attempt to purchase any  :24: And I know where I will take any visitors that come to visit me from the GMB. New glass art, old glass, you name it.  :thup:

Carolyn
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: shugdens on January 14, 2011, 02:14:22 AM
I know enough that it scares the pants off me to attempt to purchase any  :24: And I know where I will take any visitors that come to visit me from the GMB. New glass art, old glass, you name it.  :thup:

Carolyn
I say that G-d sent me an eye for glass, I'd been made redundant & sold my star wars collection on ebay to make ends meet. i went to a massive house clearence center looking for more bits to sell & bought a nice looking 60s vase for 50p & i found out it was ''scandinavian'' & it sold for £15. I did a bit more study & found out it was from a company called Riihimaki & a designer called Tammara Aladin. I bought a couple of cheep millers guides on glass & went back to the center & spotted a big vase with a leaping salmon mark that I recognised & worked out I could make a living at this... I'm still at it 7 years later.

The center is still there but they now have 'spotters' working for them because me & a co dealer were litraly getting %50 of our stock from there. One morning I walked out of there with a solid silver art deco cigar case for £1. I cant blame them to be honest...
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: ardy on January 17, 2011, 12:13:37 AM
Hi Kane nice lamp. I guess the 3rd label is the stock label it is only white paper and goes early. I have a couple of pieces with the SL still intact. Nice buy in OZ as they mostly sell for about 100-140 depending on colour. I watched one about a year ago and was out to dinner when it didn't sell with a starting price of $15. Gave myself an uppercut for not putting it on bidnapper.

Hope Archimede Seguso lamps are selling as I am told I have to downsize my collection of lamps. Think I will just lay low and hope it goes away.

BTW did you see the large (14"?) waves with 2 red dolphins on Oz ebay that sold for $260? I thought it was beautiful and I don't go for animal glass.
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: kane_u_pain on January 30, 2011, 06:11:08 AM
Thanks ardy, the 3rd label is the stock label. The label is still intacked but unreadable. I was expecting about $120 for this piece, so was lucky I got it cheaper. Didn't see the dolphin auction. I usually breeze through all the glass sections looking for 1 or 2 pieces at a time. Animals I seem to bypass although I am on the lookout for a huge SVdA dolphin to purchase. Preferably with a label. Guess I will be waiting years for that to occur!

The good thing it goes so well with my SVdA clear glass and gold foil bowls...they look stunning together!
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: ardy on January 30, 2011, 07:47:05 AM
It seems that Australia is having a love affair with Murano. I was looking at the highest bids and most watched and Australia figured in the top 10. For a country who's GDP is 1% of the worlds it seems amazing to me.

Pity you didn't see the dolphins it was the best piece of Murano I have seen on ebay.au along with the SVDA 5 geese taking off from a pond (1.5m x 1m) and he was trying to sell it for $2000, worth every penny but I have nowhere to put it.

What is the best piece that you could afford that you didn't buy?
Title: Re: Archimede Seguso Lamp Base...
Post by: kane_u_pain on January 31, 2011, 02:26:15 AM
I think we love the good quality pieces and will pay top price to have them. Well I would!

I have passed on a few things over the years. 2 x Orientes vase by Dino Martens. Mainly because I wasn't happy with the shapes but they would have made a good investment. If I remember correctly one sold for 900 euros and the other for about 1500 euros. Definitley a lot cheaper on ebay than through a good auction house.

I am still sore at losing out on a Loetz piece about a year ago when my internet connection died 30 secs before the end! It sold for $900. I should have bidded my highest amount a bit earlier!