Murano Galleon Light By Seguso For Veronese

Murano Galleon Light By Seguso For Veronese

Murano Galleon Light By Seguso For Veronese

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Extremely rare, signed and documented Murano galleon chandelier by Seguso, Vetri d’Arte, Venice.
This unique fantasy hanging light, supplied by Veronese Paris in the 1950s was designed and hand crafted by Angello Seguso, expertly made in iridescent crystal enhanced with gold inclusions.
The hull of the boat is comprised of 18 individual leaves or feathers secured together by a metal armature. The mastehead of the boat is an exquisite rendering of the lion of Saint Mark in Murano glass with gold inclusions.
A very rare piece at this size, signed to the inside of the glass “Veronese Seguso Murano”
Formerly in the collection of the French actor Serge Merlin who gained notoriety for his role in the film Amélie
Murano Italy circa 1950
The light was published in the French publication Mobilier Décoration in its 34th year, Issue number 2 – 1954
Venetian tradition states that when Mark the Evangelist was traveling through Europe, he arrived at a lagoon in Venice, whereby an angel appeared to him and said, “Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus. Hic requiescet corpus tuum.” (“Peace be with thee, O Mark, my evangelist. Here thy body will rest.”) This tradition was used as justification by Rustico da Torcello and Bon da Malamocco in 828 for stealing the remains of Mark from his grave in Alexandria, and moving them to Venice, where they were eventually interred in the Basilica of St. Mark.
Archimede Seguso was an Italian glass manufacturer known for his intricate glass vases, necklaces, and sculptures. Spanning a wide range of forms and colors, his subject matter included animals and abstract shapes. Born in 1909 in Murano, Italy, he was part of an illustrious legacy of Italian glassmakers, their ancestry spanning over six centuries to the 14th century. Seguso notably led a revival of ancient Venetian glass-making techniques, specifically filigrana, which produced lattice-like patterns. Seguso ran the family business Seguso Vetri d'Arte, from 1937 to 1942. The artist died in 1999 in his hometown of Murano, Italy. The Seguso company continues to produce glass, with works included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


W80.0 x H80.0 cm



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iridescent crystal

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Mid 20th Century


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