Seguso Viro

     The Seguso family is able to trace its uninterrupted lineage of glassmakers back over six centuries to 1397, based on documents in the archives of Venice. In 1605, the family was added to the Libro d’Oro of Murano, or Golden Book of Murano, which included the most important glassmaking families and offered them privileges of nobility. The Seguso glassmakers were especially successful between the mid 16th and 17th centuries when they created an extensive commercial network for their products that reached as far as the newly discovered Americas. During this successful period the Seguso family crest was imprinted on the osella coin of Venice by the Doge in 1792.  However, it was not until the 19th century that they produced their best work and became one of the leading glassmakers on the island of Murano, as well as internationally. Antonio Seguso (b.1829) singularly revived forgotten, sophisticated techniques to play a crucial role in the glass renaissance of the mid-19th century, when Murano glassmaking was recovering from its most difficult period of crisis after the fall of the Venetian Republic.
     Antonio Seguso (b. 1888), the son of Giovanni, was also a talented glassmaker and along with Napoleone Barovier and Luigi Ferro, founded Artistica Vetreria e Soffieria Barovier, Seguso and Ferro in 1933, this company would eventually become Seguso Vetri d’Arte, employing all five sons of Antonio Seguso in various roles, including Archimede Seguso for a period of time, the father of Giampaolo Seguso, and grandfather to the current generation guiding the Seguso company today, Gianluca, Pierpaolo and Gianandrea Seguso.  The brand, trademark, designs and archives of Seguso Vetri d’Arte are today in the hands of the family and sold throughout the world.
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    "La Ragnatela Vivaldi"
    Special Production by Gianpaolo Seguso
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    Signed by Seguso
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    Signed by Seguso
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    "Nabis" Vase
    Signed by Seguso
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    "Matante Bowl"
    "1 of 99" by Seguso
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    "Matante" Vase
    "1 of 99" by Seguso
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    "Scavo" Monumental Vases (2)
    Vintage, signed by Seguso
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    Vintage, signed by Archimede Seguso
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    "Canocie" Vase
    "1 of 99" by Seguso
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    "Centerpiece Vase"
    Vintage Signed by Seguso
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    Vintage Centerpiece Bowl
    Signed by Seguso
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    Seashell in Blue
    Signed by Seguso
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    "Seashell in Gold"
    Signed by Seguso
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    "Seashell in Red"
    Signed by Seguso
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    "Rare Stemware" (8 pcs.)
    Signed by Archimede Seguso
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    "Sommerso Vase" Rare
    Signed by Archimede Seguso