A very rare vintage table lamp, designed by Vittorio Rigattieri for Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Murano, in the 1970s. It comprises a large glass shade and a sculptural patinated-bronze mount.
The shade is of a very thick clear glass with three applied handles in a bright green glass. The exterior is decorated a scavo - a technique whereby the glass is rolled in ashes and salts whilst still semi-molten to create the time-weathered look of excavated Roman glass.
The bronze base has three legs in the form of abstract nude males in a broadly Etruscan style, along with three handles that match the style of those on the glass, all held together by two rings that carry the shade. The bronze is heavily patinated with verdigris to compliment the overall ancient look.
The lamp carries an engraved signature - quite unusal, as Seguso signed their wares rarely and selectively - that reads 'Seguso V. d'Arte'. Also bears a 1970s factory label.
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