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1970s Square Brass & Glass Wall Lamp

 

Materials: Brass, some metal parts. Crystal brown/amber clear hand blown bubble glass (pulegoso). Porcelain socket.

Height: 7,8 cm / 3.07”

Width: 15 x 15 cm / 5.90 x 5.90”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, a round bulb is preferred. A candle stick bulb is to big for this lamp. 

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: Probably also made in clear glass. Can also be used as a ceiling lamp.

There were two labels on this lamp. One on the inside and one on the outside. Unfortunately they are gone. An intensive search for this lamp did not gave any result. The socket of this wall or ceiling lamp reveals a heart logo, as you can see below. In all probability the logo of the maker of the socket. It only makes the mystery bigger. All the other logos on the porcelain socket suggest that it is a German, Swiss or Scandinavian lamp.

This wall lamp is reminiscent of the Delfo mirror, designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide in 1964.

Got an idea about this lamp or the logo? Please let us know!

Pulegoso: Italian word taken from the dialect word pulega, which means bubble. The glass is containing numerous bubbles of all sizes, produced by adding bicarbonate/soda, gasoline, or other substances to the glass. The bubbles make the glass semi-opaque and give the surface an irregular texture. The technique was developed in the 1920s by Napoleone Martinuzzi (1892-1977) on the island of Murano, Italy and used for the first time by the famous Venini company.

 

Links (external links open in a new window)

Artemide Delfo Mirror in the catalogue from 1973, here on Vintageinfo

Artemide Delfo Mirror in the catalogue from 1976, here on Vintageinfo

Other Bubble glass lamps on Vintageinfo

1970s Square Brass & Glass Wall Lamp - Socket with a heart logo

1970s Square Brass & Glass Wall Lamp