Glass Message Board   ~   Help and How To Pages   ~   Contact Technical Support   ~   GlassGallery FAQ

Glass Queries Gallery

Image hosting for the Glass Message Board


Home :: Login
GMB :: Album list :: Last uploads :: Last comments :: Most viewed :: Top rated :: My Favorites :: Search

 
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: ALL IMAGES ON GLASSGALLERY ARE COPYRIGHT UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE & MAY NOT BE COPIED OR USED ELSEWHERE WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. SEE ALSO THE FAQ.
 

Home > Glass Calendars > 20 Glass Calendar 2007
Click to view full size image
02 February
Seguso Hippo

In 1938 Flavio Poli designed a series of animals that were blown personally by Archimede Seguso and finished in the corroso technique using hydrofluoric acid, a technique not in use since the 1960's. Included within this series was a figure of a hippo semi submerged with its mouth closed. An example of this can be found in the book "Animals in Glass" as item No 64. What we have here is the figure of the hippo with its mouth agape and head thrown back which is an altogether more striking figure. Many reputable people in the field of Italian glass have seen either the actual figure or pictures of it and no one has refuted the authenticity of this piece, similarly no one has ever seen another example of this variant. Measurements are right, the colour is right and the similarity to the more usual examples is there for all to see.

Paul (Chuggy)
00_cover.jpg 01_january_wmf_icebucket.jpg 02_february_hippo.jpg 03_march_muffineer.jpg 06_june_vizner.JPG
File information
Filename:02_february_hippo.jpg
Album name:Anne / 20 Glass Calendar 2007
Keywords:calendar2007 corroso
Designer:Flavio Poli
Glassworks:Archimede Seguso
File Size:191 KB
Date added:May 29, 2006
Dimensions:1288 x 1028 pixels
Displayed:102 times
URL:http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2113
Favorites:Add to Favorites
Glass Message Board   ~   Glass Encyclopedia   ~   Glass Museum   ~   Yobunny Hosting