Birds by Seguso VdA

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Parrot Bird Decanter
 
It is a pleasure to welcome this decanter to the zoo. It is almost 11" (27.5 cm) tall and was 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. 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.
 
This golden bird is of the same design as those above, but it is 3.25" (8.3 cm) long. The picture on the right 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 Arte Vetro Kiwi or Penguin
 

This bird paperweight comes in a variety of colors and different sizes. They range in size from 3.25-6.5" (8.3-16.5 cm) tall. The picture on the right shows two birds at the opposite ends of the size range. I believe the design is by Livio Seguso. Birds like this were made for Seguso AV, Gralglas, and Oggetti. The rusty colored bird was made for Seguso AV. It has a plastic label. The smaller bird was made for Oggetti. Photo is courtesy of B.W. McEvers.
Seguso Vetri D'Arte Bird
 
 
The 4.5" (11.4 cm) birds that are setting flush on the surface have Seguso labels under their tails. The labels are the type used late 1940s to the early 1960s. Seguso made these birds in various poses and colors. Some, such as the red bird, are on small pedestals. The photo of the green bird is courtesy of Nancy Stewart.
 
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.

Seguso AV Penguin
This handsome penguin is a Seguso creation. It has stripes made from canes of glass running down its back. The penguin has a Seguso AV label near the bottom. Photo is courtesy of Giuseppe Spadavecchia.

Livio Seguso Birds for Seguso AV
 
 
This nice sculpture has a couple of joyous chickadees. It is 11" (28 cm) wide. The sculpture has the LS script signature seen often for Livio Seguso's Gralglas designs, but this sculpture was made in Murano. It has two Murano stickers -- one general and one Seguso AV. Photos are courtesy of Thomas Wilson.
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