Behold this ridiculously rare large and PERFECT Archimede Seguso 'figure Cinesi' sculpture in a to.die.for blue/periwinkle ALABASTRO, c. late 1950s, early 1960s.
For all the many times the gracious form of Archimede Seguso's traditional Asian farmer has been reimagined (okay, copied) by modern Murano glass makers, none have touched the exquisite detail of the original--the carefully sculpted features of the face, cheekbones, hair. Often misattributed, knowingly or not, THIS is what a real Seguso 'figure Cinesi' looks like. (The close-up photograph comes from Leslie Pina's "Archimede Seguso".) Similarly, no other maker has been able to replicate Seguso's dreamy creamy alabastro, and this large piece displays his unmatched skill in all its glory. Note how gradually one color glass melts into the other... Know your alabastros, people! Most advertised as Seguso Alabastro ARE NOT. And there are none more beautiful or valuable than those of Seguso. Ours is not only documented but it sports a partial Seguso label on the base.
DIMENSIONS: ~8.5" tall, 5" deep, 3.25" wide, 3.75 lbs
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