Birds by Seguso VdA

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Parrot Bird Decanter
It is a pleasure to welcome these decanters to the zoo. They were made by Seguso VdA. Marc Heiremans displayed one like it in his 2013 Seguso VdA Exhibition at the Museum of Glass in Murano. See the last picture on the second row for this design. The blue parrot is almost 11" (27.5 cm) tall. Photos are courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Swan Stem Vase
This swan stem vase has a Seguso Vetri Murano plastic label on the bowl. The vase is about 11 inches tall if I remember correctly.
Seguso Vetri d'Arte Bird
This bird is only 3" (7.6 cm) long. It is made of neodymium (alexandrite) glass. There is a Seguso VdA label under its tail. The tail is arched in this design, with the middle feathers higher than the outer ones.
This is the same design in a beautiful red. This bird has a different type of Seguso VdA label. Photos are courtesy of Holly Geeslin.
 The picture shows some different color combinations of the design. Each of these birds have a Seguso VdA label. The picture on the right is courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Bird
This bird is similar to those above, but has a block form tail and is larger. It is 5" (12.7 cm) long and 3" (7.6 cm) tall. It has a Seguso VdA label under the tail. Photos are courtesy of Thomas Wilson.

 Seguso Vetri d'Arte Parrot
This wonderful parrot if 11" (28 cm) tall. It has a Seguso VdA label on the base. Photo is courtesy of Lauretta & Paul Williams.

Seguso Vetri D'Arte Bird
The birds on the top row have Seguso labels under their tails. The labels are the type used late 1940s-1960s. Seguso made these birds in various poses and colors. Some, such as the brown and multicolored bird on bottom, are on small pedestals. The birds setting flush to the surface are 4.5" (11.4 cm) long. The multicolored bird is about the same size at 4.5" (11.5 cm) tall. The brown-headed birds on pedestals are larger. The tallest is 6.75" (17 cm). Photos are courtesy Nancy Stewart (green), Terry Gourley (brown), and Jonas Ingloff (multicolored).
Seguso Vetri d'Arte Bird
These unusual small birds look a lot like one of the Sabino bird designs, but the colors are different and the Seguso bird has no feet showing on the sides of its head. The birds have Seguso VdAs label on bottom. They are about 3 1/8" long Photos of the bird on top are courtesy of Tami McCoy. Photos of the two birds on bottom are courtesy of Rosemary Pearce.
These are two other birds of the same design. The bird on the left is 2 3/8" long and the one on the right is 2.75" long.
Barovier-Seguso-Ferro Swan Salt
It's always nice to add some of the older citizens to the zoo. The green 3.5" (8.9 cm) swan salt has a Barovier-Ferro-Seguso label on bottom. BFS came together in 1933 and reorganized in 1937 as Seguso Vetri d'Arte, so the swan is included in this section. The red swan is also 3.5" tall.
 Seguso Vetri d'Arte Penguin
This impressive penguin is 10.6" (11 cm) tall. It is signed Seguso V. D'Arte on bottom. The penguin was purchased in Hamburg, Germany, c 2002. I do not know how old the glass was at that time. Photos are courtesy of C. Fryer.