Fabulous pair of handcrafted Murano glass rabbits by master glassmaker, Archimede Seguso. The Black rabbit has slight scratch on front left paw (so tiny I cannot photograph), no chips or cracks and bears the full Archimede Seguso Murano Made in Italy scalloped edge sticker. Clear/Black upright rabbit has no chips or cracks. It is missing it's Seguso/Murano sticker.
Black - 4.5" Long Clear/Black - 4" Tall
Archimede Seguso (1909-1999), one of the great Muranese masters, took traditional glassmaking techniques to extremes. His introduction of merletto lacework technique at the Venice Biennale of 1952 turned heads. His secret for embedding fine lacy threads of glass was never shared. Rather than apply the filigree to the surface of vessels as was traditionally done, Seguso floated these delicate wisps of color inside the glass. Archimede Seguso was also a sculptor. His preference for solid glass and love of nature resulted in a glass menagerie of feathered, scaled, and furry creatures. In the late 1950s he debuted with an array of alabastro figurals mimicking natural white alabaster, as well as the stone in delicious colors.
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