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Mottled Glass Chilli Pepper Lamp

Materials: Mottled clear and orange hand blown crystal glass. Plastic socket. Galvanized or chromed socket holder.

Length: 26 cm / 10.23” (including socket)

Width: ∅ 8,5 cm / 3.34”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, it has to be a small bulb (refrigerator model)

Period: 1990s – 2000s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be determined.

Other versions: Probably made in several colours.

Several years ago this table lamp was acquired on Ebay as a vintage Murano table lamp. Regrettably the wiring is at its oldest from the 90s. 

An intensive search yielded nothing over the years. Never seen or encountered another one. It is possible it was made on the Venetian Island. It is definitely hand blown, there is no other way to produce this lamp. But of course they can also do that in China.

However, the mottled technique is often seen in Murano lamps and vases. Many famous companies such as AV Mazzega, Vistosi, AVEM and many others used/uses it. It is a long used technique.

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VLM Components

All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1990s – 2000s. The company 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 is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands RelcoLeuciRelco LightingVLM and Segno.