Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp with Gold Overlay and Bronze and Marble Mounts

Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp with Gold Overlay and Bronze and Marble Mounts.



Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp with Gold Overlay and Bronze and Marble Mounts

We present to you a BEAUTIFUL Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp with Gold Overlay and Bronze and Marble Mounts from circa 1920.

This is a GORGEOUS LAMP !

Despite not being marked or labeled we are confident that this is an Italian Murano Glass table Lamp.

The Bulbous Glass Central baluster is made of hand-blown green glass……a gorgeous deep emerald green.

Gold has been inlaid on the interior to create the gold ‘lava’ type flow to the top of the baluster.

Gold and white enamel has then been applied to the exterior of the baluster in white enamel swirls and gold hand painted floral swags and wreaths.

The glass baluster is mounted with bronze mounts…..extending down on tripod feet to an Italian white marble plinth and then to a solid four footed bronze base. The central support column appears to be gold leafed.

Moving upwards from the central glass baluster are more bronze mounts with a stemmed and flower style top mount to the light fixture.

The lamp has its ORIGINAL emerald green silk shade with a handing fringe and floral motifs. The shade gives the lamp a definite ‘Bordello !!! A Style reminiscent of the roaring 20’s !!

The lamp is topped with a faux crystal finial which we think is a later addition.

The lamp and shade are in SUPERB CONDITION !! No chips or cracks.

The reason we are confident that this is from Murano in Venice, Italy is because of the styling of the lamp.

Bohemian glass and in particular glass pieces made by Moser in the Czech Republic (or Czechoslovakia) are very similar in style to this lamp.

Link: http://www.moser-glass.com/en/pages/about-moser/

But as we recently discovered while appraising a ‘punch bowl set’ for a client……….this type of glass decoration was also made in Murano, Venice.

That, coupled with the white marble plinth and the bronzed mounts and legs, lead us to the conclusion that this is IN FACT a Murano piece !!

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Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass figurines to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers, as well as tourist souvenirs.

Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artists' studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture. The Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murano_glass

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THIS IS A  VERY RARE TABLE LAMP.....WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND ANOTHER ONE LIKE IT AND WE HAVE PRICED IT VERY REASONABLY DESPITE ITS RARITY AND QUALITY !!

DO NOT MISS THIS ONE !!!!

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Vintage Murano Glass Table Lamp with Gold Overlay and Bronze and Marble Mounts.

Provenance: Bought at an Estate Sale in Texas

Dimensions: The Lamp is 36" tall (3 feet), The Shade has a width of 17" (in diameter) and the baluster is 9" wide at its widest point.

Condition:Excellent.

Price: $1,550.00. Sale Price Now: $1,200.00

 

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