Amber Bubble Glass Art Deco Pendant Lamp
Materials: Brass rod. Copper canopy and glass holder. 3 copper ornamental screws. Amber coloured bubble glass (pulegoso) lampshade. Brass E27 socket with a ribbed porcelain ring.
Rod Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 23 cm / 9.05”
Width: ∅ 22 cm / 8.66”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white, opaque or frosted one is preferred; it gives the best result with this type of lamp.
Period: 1920s, 1930s – Art deco.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This amber bubble glass art deco pendant lamp exists in several colours. Probably produced in Belgium, were it originates from. It is possible this lamp was made later, but it is hard to tell. The original wiring is long gone.
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.