Birds by Archimede Seguso 3

Archimede Seguso Ducks or Geese
These ducks or geese are made of mauve and white alabastro glass. One has an Archimede Seguso label on bottom. Both are signed "Seguso Vetri d'Arte" on bottom. Archimede was not working with Seguso VdA when he designed his alabastro pieces, so the meaning of the signature is unclear. Perhaps the birds were a colaborative effort between the companies -- just guessing here. The upright bird is 11.5" (29.2 cm)  tall. The bowing duck is 7" (17.8 cm) tall. Photo is courtesy of Dawn Button.
 
This duck is of the same design as the bowed duck above. The bird on the left is made using a polveri technique. The one on the right is shaded and cased. It is 5.75" (14.6 cm) tall and 9.5" (24.1 cm) long. Photo of the polveri duck is courtesy of lilibeth117 of the Fossilfly Murano Glass Forum. Photo of the red-violet duck is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Archimede Seguso Polveri Seagull
 
This pretty seagull was made by Archimede Seguso using the polveri technique. It is about 8" (20 cm) tall and has a wingspan of about 11.75" (30 cm).

Archimede Seguso Duck
This duck is based on a 1938 design by Flavio Poli for Seguso VdA. This smaller version was later used by Archimede Seguso for his own company. It is 4.25" (11 cm) tall.

Archimede Seguso Swan

Archimede Seguso Cockerel or Pheasant
 
This impressive cockerel is similar to the pheasants, but has wattles. It has an Archimede Seguso label. The cockerel is 17.1: (43.5 cm) tall. Photos are courtesy of Peter Coluccio.

Archimede Seguso Swan
 
This beautiful black swan is tinged with blue. It has a red oval Archimede Seguso label on bottom. The swan is 4.5" (11.4 cm) tall. Photos are courtesy Ralph & Sue Jones.

Archimede Seguso Bird Chick
This adorable little fellow was made using Archimede Seguso's bianco nero fantasy technique. The chick is about 4" (10 cm) tall and 2.8" (7 cm) wide. Photo is courtesy of Ralph and Sue Jones.

Archimede Seguso Pheasant
This pretty pheasant is made from rose and white alabastro. It is 14.2" (36 cm) long and 8.7" (22 cm) tall. Photo is courtesy of Dan Griffiths of Art of Glass

Archimede Seguso Pheasants
These handome pheasants have the colors of the popular valve series. They both have Archimede Seguso labels. The head-up pheasant is 19" long and 12" tall (48 x 30.5 cm). The tail-up pheasant is 18" long and 17" tall (46 x 43 cm). Photo is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.
This beautiful bird is the same design colored using the polveri technique Archimede Seguso is famous for. The pheasant is 12.5" (32 cm) tall. 
Photo is courtesy of Michael Stevens. so-cal*vintage on eBay

Archimede Seguso Pheasant
This pheasant is very similar to the one above, but has a curly tail and double crest. It is 9.5" (24 cm) tall. Photo is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.


Archimede Seguso Duck
This delightful aquamarine duck is one of a pair. Its mate has the neck extended. This duck is 10" (25 cm) long and 6.5" (16 cm) tall.  and Attribution is from labelled ducks of this design. Photo is courtesy of Dave Bending of Fossilfly's Murano Glass Forum.

Archimede Seguso Duck
  
These pretty ducks have Archimede Seguso labels on bottom. The tall blue duck is 9" (22.9 cm) tall. The bowing blue duck is 4.75" (12.1 cm) tall. The green duck is 7" (17.8 cm) tall. The alabastro duck is 5.75" (14.6 cm) tall. Note the duck design is the same, though the base differs. Photos are courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Archimede Seguso Polveri Lovebirds
These delightful birds were made by Archimede Seguso using the polveri technique with three layers of color. The sculpture is 6.5" (16.5 cm) long and 3 1/8" (7.9 cm) tall. Photo is courtesy of Michael Stevens. so-cal*vintage on eBay

Archimede Seguso Duck
This nice duck is 4.75" tall and 7" long. It is signed "A. Seguso Murano" on bottom and has a label. An added piece of tape has "Florence 85" written on it. Photo is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Archimede Seguso Swans
  
These beautiful alabastro swans were made by Archimede Seguso, probably c. 1960. The sea green one is 7.5" (19 cm) tall. The tallest pink swan is 12" (31 cm) tall.  Photos are courtesy of Pam Townsend of Fossilfly's Murano Glass Forum.

Archimede Seguso Swan
 
These pretty swans are similar to the ones above, but have a lobed base. The opaline bird on the left is 5.5" (14 cm) tall and has a red Archimede Seguso label on bottom. The pink alabastro one is having a drink from its own alabastro trough. Photo of the opaline bird on the left is courtesy of Peter Coluccio. Photo of the alabastro bird on the right is courtesy of Dan Farrell of Fossilfly's Murano Glass Board.

Archimede Seguso Swans
These two swans are similar to those above, but have a flat base. They are 6.25" tall. Each has a red oval Archimede Seguso label. Photo is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Archimede Seguso Pheasant
 
This beautiful pheasant was made in rich shades of topaz. The bird has an Archimede Seguso label on bottom. It is 17" long and 10" tall. Photo is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Archimede Seguso Owl
  
These chubby owls look like it has had some good meals. They are 6.75" (17.1 cm) tall and 9.5" (24.1 cm) around in the middle. They both have Archimede Seguso labels. Photos are courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Archimede Seguso Owl
This little topaz owl is another creation from Archimede Seguso. It has a red AS label on bottom. The owl is 3.25" (8.3 cm) tall. Similar owls that were rounder and had pointed feet and ears were marketed through Seguso VdA in the 1950s. Photo is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

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