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Offline soledivo

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ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO
« on: December 19, 2009, 11:14:47 PM »
just a quicky,

when the above has been signed, has it been archimede 1st or seguso ?

like all of you i've seen a few examples but a recent 1 has me confused.
probably me being dense, thought i'd ask.  :chky:
martin

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Re: ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 02:11:38 AM »
I am always nervous of signatures on A.Seguso pieces as most of them appear to have been put on by ebay sellers.

I saw one online on an exhibition piece with A.Seguso and a date and number that looked like it could have been the real thing. Leslie Pina has an example in her book Archimede Seguso but that may or may not be the real thing.

I have noted the amazing increase in signatures on glass over the last 3 years. It is very bad in my book. >:(

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Re: ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 03:04:56 AM »
thats what prompted me to ask, the 1 was looking at looked like it had been painted on, out of focus, i gave it a wide birth.
I was interested to see if any of you had seen variations of the signature.
thanks ardy  :chky:
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Re: ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 06:26:51 AM »
Meant to say Leslie Pina's example is enscibed as 'Archimede Seguso 1952'. The 1952 looks like it could have been done a fair while ago due to how the 9 was written but still it is all a guess. Give me a label any day.
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Re: ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 06:58:31 AM »
Marc Heiremanns in Murano Glass: Themes and Variations has five examples of the Archimede Seguso signature. Two are Seguso Archimede, which he states is diamond engraved on exhibition pieces in the 50's. Three are Archimede Seguso engraved in the 60's and later on "artistic series." So the signature would be very likely to forged if it's on a production piece. I've found Heiremeanns to be very accurate.

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Re: ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2018, 10:05:32 PM »
I bought a lovely Murano black glass bird and am unable to find any information about it. 

Also there is a signature and label on the base which I would like to have confirmed as to whether it is a fraud or not, and if possible what year it was made please?

I'm very new to glass, mostly I concentrate on New Zealand pottery and crockery made by a company called Crown Lynn.

Thanks in advance for any information
Sharon Young


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Re: ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 10:07:48 PM »
Sorry, I put the incorrect photo on the last post.

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Re: ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 12:48:59 AM »
Hi,

I think the label is a genuine label, so the bird was made in the Seguso factory. However, almost certainly not by Archimede Seguso himself as it is a production piece. My sense is that the signature is a later addition.  I donít think that it makes much difference to its value, though. In many glassworks  birds like this are made by the less experienced workers. They are nice pieces (iíve bought  more than a few), but not worth a huge amount.

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Re: ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018, 02:05:36 AM »
Hi Sharon, I agree with Langhaugh, genuine item but not by Archimede himself. Mind you he was overlooking production so it is still of excellent quality.
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2018, 07:34:42 AM »
Thank you so much, very grateful for the info.  We're a small country here in New Zealand and so it was nice to find this beautiful bird, and at a reasonable price.   :)

Regards
Sharon

 

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