There is much to say about that gorgeous creamy highly coveted ALABASTRO glass and pretty much everyone from mid-century to the modern-day Murano producers as well as Chinese fakers has or is producing it. And given its popularity and the Seguso brand, almost every non-labeled piece of ALABASTRO art glass is being attributed to Archimede Seguso. Of course, anyone who's ever held a Seguso alabastro piece has known the absolute to-die-for perfection of Seguso alabastro and can never be fooled again. If you haven't, here's your chance!
This is a TO-DIE-FOR genuine highly documented Seguso alabastro swan in rare large form. It is not labeled, but its sister piece here is:
DIMENSIONS: ~12.5" tall, 8" long, 5.5" deep
CONDITION: Perfection, save for some hard-to-detect wear on base.
Quick Rules to Determine if an Alabastro Piece is a Seguso:
1) You will NEVER see a BRIGHT WHITE in a Seguso alabastro piece. Here's a link to a Chinese fake Seguso alabastro: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/825425437926109953/. Seguso's white is always creamy and opalescent.
2) Seguso's white alabastro merges seamlessly into his other colors. You will never see a line of demarcation between alabastro colors.
3) You will never see a separate clear layer of glass as the top layer of an authentic Seguso alabastro. Seguso's polished alabastro surfaces shine as though there's a clear glass layer, but you'll never be able to spot any separation in the layers.
4) I've never seen a documented Seguso alabastro piece with ANY clear glass--e.g. as a base, or a beak, or a foot UNLESS the base is a LUXARDO decanter.
This link will take you to my Pinterest page displaying all the NON-SEGUSO alabastro glass I've come across online: https://www.pinterest.com/glasspheme/alabastro-glass-not-by-seguso/
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