C.1950s Archimede SEGUSO MURANO Alabastro Glass Polar Bear - Documented

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This is a TO-DIE-FOR genuine large Seguso alabastro polar bear in PRISTINE condition. While our killer piece only has label residue on one of its feet, you can find photos of the same piece (well, without the spectacular coloring) with the Seguso label online. Here's a link to one of them: https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/animal-sculptures/murano-glass-bear-archimede-seguso/id-f_3900972/

There is much to say about that gorgeous creamy highly coveted ALABASTRO glass and many firms from the mid 20th-century to the modern-day Murano producers (not to mention the Chinese fakers) have or are producing it. Moreover, given the reverence and premium prices surrounding the Seguso brand, almost every non-labeled piece of ALABASTRO art glass for sale online is being attributed to Archimede Seguso. BUT anyone who's ever held a Seguso alabastro piece has known the absolute to-die-for perfection of Seguso alabastro is completely unmatched and can never be fooled again. If you haven't experienced the real thing, here's your chance!


DIMENSIONS: 8" long, 5" tall, ~ 3" thick
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 non-opalescent 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 (except when the base or wing is intended to be a different shade).
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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Wow! So beautiful. Can’t help but smile looking at this purchase. Arrived as described and pictured in indestructible packaging. Thank you so much.


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