Speckled Mushroom Murano Table Lamp
Materials: Chromed metal (iron) ring base. Hand blown crystal Murano glass lampshade. Made in the vetro doublé technique: white on the inside and white and brown speckled or mottled on the outside, stracciatella ice cream style. Bakelite E14 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.
Other versions: This speckled mushroom Murano table lamp exists in several colours and was also produced with a different chrome base.
This lamp has everything to be an Italian lamp, in all probability from Murano. When you find one, they are always for sale in Italy. 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. 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.
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.
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Glass blowing on the Murano island – Wikipedia