Behold this large and ridiculously magnificent Archimede Seguso 'figure Chinesi' glass sculpture set.
For all the many times the humble gracious form of Archimede Seguso's traditional Chinese farmer has been reimagined (okay, copied) by modern Murano glass makers, none have even approached the exquisite detail of Seguso's original design, e.g. the carefully sculpted features of the chin, cheekbones, braids. Often misattributed, knowingly or not, THIS is what a real Seguso 'figure Chinesi' looks like. (The close-up photograph comes from Leslie Pina's "Archimede Seguso".) While this beautiful design originated with Seguso's early obsession with glass figurals, animal and human, the fact that today's Murano glass market has been overrun by Chinese imports must certainly evoke a sense of longing amongst modern Murano furnaces for China's humble agrarian past..
DIMENSIONS: 11.5" tall x 3.25" deep; 8" tall x 2.5" deep
Be sure to check out our Seguso set in gold here: https://www.glasspheme.com/listing/733109093/large-crystal-gold-archimede-seguso and the rest of our large collection of Murano figurines here: https://www.glasspheme.com/shop/22430281/murano-figurals-zoo
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