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Seguso Vetri d'Arte Photographs

Identifier: MS-0219

Scope and Contents

These photographic prints are duplicate images of glass objects from the Seguso Vetri d'Arte records that reside in the Glass Study Centre at Le Stanze del Vetro, Venice. It is unclear what percentage of the total photographic archives of Seguso Vetri d'Arte are represented in this set of images. The photographic prints include both black and white and color images and depict glass objects produced by Seguso Vetri d'Arte, including chandeliers, lamps, vessels, candlesticks, paperweights, and other decorative art objects. Each image includes a model number, and the prints are arranged in numerical order by this number. Researchers should note that the numbers are not consecutive.


  • Circa 1933-1971


Language of Materials

Materials are in Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Seguso Vetri d'Arte is a Murano glass firm formed in 1933 by Antonio Seguso, Ernesto Seguso, Archimede Seguso, Napoleone Barovier, and Luigi "Olimpio" Ferro. The Seguso family's involvement in producing glass dates back to the late 14th century. In the mid-twentieth century, Seguso Vetri d'Arte primarily produced glass objects for Venetian retailers (Salviati, Pauly) and lighting for interior designers. The original company was dissolved in 1985 after the Seguso family sold both the brand in 1973 and later the factory. In 2009 the family regained control of the brand and the firm's archives.

For more information on Seguso Vetri d'Arte, see Marc Heiremans, _Seguso Vetri d"Arte: Glass Objects from Murano (1932-1973)_ (Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2014).


0.5 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Pentagram Stiftung in 2019.Accession 2019.007

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2019.

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Photographs, Circa 1933-1971
A Guide to the Collection
Colleen McFarland Rademaker
July 26, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
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