Incamiciato Table Lamp
Materials: Aluminium round base and top. Clear maroon/red and white hand blown incamiciato thick crystal glass tube. White painted brass rod. Some brass parts. Galvanized metal sockets. Yellow/orange/ocher fabric lampshade with 3 chrome rings.
Total Height: 95 cm / 37.40”
Height: 55 cm / 21.65”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Base: ∅ 15 cm / 5.90”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised; in all probability an Italian company.
This table lamp has everything to be an Italian lamp, probably from Murano. The glass is hand blown in the incamiciato technique from the Venetian Island, much used in the lights of Venini, Vistosi, Leucos, Barovier, Seguso and many others.
There are remnants of a label on the base, probably removed when purchased. Also there is a sticker on the bottom with the number 000230 on it.
Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent coloured glass.
All the electric parts were produced by VLM Components in the 1960s – 1970s. VLM was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.
VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno.