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Mushroom Murano Table Lamp

Materials: Chromed iron, Murano mouth blown crystal glass, made in the vetro doublé technique: white on the inside and white and brown mottled on the outside. Bakelite socket.

Height: 28 cm / 11.02”

Width: 18 cm / 7.08”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s – 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

This lamp has everything to be an Italian lamp, in all probability from Murano. The glass is made in the vetro doublé technique from the Venetian Island, much used in lamps made by Venini, Vistosi, Leucos, Barovier, Seguso and many others.

The electric parts are made by the Italian VLM Components company. The switch and plug were produced since the 1950s until the late 1960s.

Vetro Doublé: an object made of two layers of glass normally of two different colours.

Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent coloured glass. It is the alternative for vetro doublé.


Links (external links open in a new window)

History of Murano – Wikipedia

Glass blowing on the Murano island on Wikipedia

Murano glass companies

The Murano Glass Museum

Other Murano lights on Vintageinfo

VLM switches on Vintageinfo

Mushroom Murano Table Lamp

Mushroom Murano Table Lamp