Late 20th Century Pair of Brass & Smoked Pulegoso Murano Art Glass Table Lamps

Italy 1990's

This pair of modern table lamps with smoked grey Pulegoso Murano art glass globes fit almost any kind of environment and they are perfect to be placed either on night stands or for any leaving room.
The brass basement resembling a Doric column with the smoked grey Murano art glass give to these lamps a strong & stunning presence.
One E27 Light Bulb each.
The electric wiring is perfect for USA while the Italian plugs have to be replaced with American ones to be used in the United States.

Short History of the inventor of the Pulegoso glass technique:

In 1921 a newly founded glasswork, Cappellin & Venini, created the role of ‘Artistic Director’, appointing none other than Zecchin. This was an absolute novelty for the island and other companies were soon to follow this example; the union between art, design and the unheard of possibilities offered by the technical expertise Murano had to offer thus became a regular feature, with multiple forms of expression, and a succession of people and styles; each producer gradually created their own distinct identity.

The works Zecchin produced in the 1920s and 1930s for various glassworks were characterised by the purity, transparency and lightness of the material and shapes; however, in 1925 Cappellin and Venini separated. Zecchin soon made himself independent (and the sculptor Napoleone Martinuzzi was appointed artistic director of the Venini until 1931); amongst other things, he invented a new glass that was opaque and thick, ‘pulegoso’ – characterised by the inclusion of countless bubbles of air in it (puleghe) and it was with this that he created original objects of definite plastic character.

Size: 28 Diam. x 58 H cm.


Late 20th Century Pair of Brass & Smoked Pulegoso Murano Art Glass Table Lamps