N Leuchten Bullicante Wall Lamp
Materials: Round brass wall mount and tube. Hand blown crystal smoked convex bubble glass lampshade. Rubber ring. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: 12 cm / 4.72”
Depth: 14 cm / 5.51”
Wall Mount: ∅ 8,5 cm / 3.34”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: N Leuchten, Germany.
Other versions: This N Leuchten bullicante wall lamp exists in all probability in several versions. This lamp is model 1671/96, as labelled.
Unfortunately, no information can be found about the company, but to see on the lights they produced it was active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The company mainly produced flush mounts/ceiling lamps and wall lamps, in a very good quality. The glass was in all probability also produced in Germany. Glashütte Limburg produced similar glass for some flush mounts, as we can see on the electronic highway.
Bullicante is an Italian Murano name for the bubble technique that was used to produce this glass. The technique became famous during the 1930s thanks to Archimede Seguso. This glass is only one layer of bubbles. Bullicante is often several layers of bubble glass together. In The Netherlands it is called spijkerglas (nail glass).
Links (external links open in a new window)
N Leuchten lamps with Google Images
Bullicante explained on the “Glass of Venice” website
Understanding the various Murano Glass manufacturing techniques – Muranoglass.com