Pair of Seguso Murano Caged Glass Pendant Lights
c. 1940’s, Italy
The most beautiful pair of large hand blown Murano Caged Glass Pendant Lights, by the master Venetian Glass Blower Archimede Seguso.
Casting a beautiful rippling light pattern to that of the reflection of rippling water.
The lantern has a clear tone and is embraced by a copper finish decorative metal enclosure and a beautiful copper woven thread plaited through the chain to the decorative ceiling cap.
Perfect to hang over your kitchen island bench, dining room table or entry foyer.
Total Height Including Chain and Ceiling Cap is 92cm
Height of Glass Pendant only is 42cm
Width of Glass Pendant is 28cm
Weight for the Pair in total is 15kg
Condition: Good. Sold As Is. Wear consistent with age and use. Rewired with copper cloth cord to Australian electrical standards. A very simple rewire by your own electrician for buyers outside Australia. Chain and ceiling cap excellent condition.
Archimede Seguso (Italian, 1909–1999)
Archimede Seguso was born in 1909 in Murano, Italy, he was part of an illustrious legacy of Italian glassmakers, their ancestry spanning over six centuries to the 14th century. Seguso notably led a revival of ancient Venetian glass-making techniques, specifically filigrana, which produced lattice-like patterns. He was Shy, brilliant and quite distinguished, Archimede Seguso was a man of intellect, yet at the same time, he used the art of glass making to express himself. Never following any model or predefined idea. Seguso would come up with different methods and techniques never seen before in glass making. It was this boldness mixed with his genius that positioned him as a reference point for other artists and artisans and became one of the finest Venetian glassblowers in the world.
Seguso started conquering the world with his highly demanded glass chandeliers. He decorated cinemas, churches and theatres with beautiful, exquisite Murano Glass.
Seguso changed the industry of glass making with his bold and courageous inventions, full of creativity and elegance. No need to wonder why Murano Glass collectors all over the world covet his pieces at any cost.
The Seguso company continues to produce glass, with works included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.