Large C.1950s Archimede SEGUSO MURANO Pink Alabastro Glass Bird | Duck - Documented


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. Unfortunately, given its popularity and the Seguso brand, almost every non-labeled piece of ALABASTRO-like 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 unlabeled but highly documented Seguso alabastro duck (or other water fowl) in rare larger form. The Murano Zoo ID pages ( and Leslie Pina in her Seguso collector's book (see last photo) provide proof of maker.

DIMENSIONS: ~9" tall, 4" long
CONDITION: Perfection

Quick Rules to Determine if an Alabastro Piece is by Seguso:

1) You will NEVER see a BRIGHT WHITE in a Seguso alabastro piece. Here's a link to a Chinese fake Seguso alabastro: 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 clear glass casing on 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:

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