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Majestic Venetian Murano Glass Sconce

Item Description

This very large sconce was part of the 1920s interior of a ballroom/theater in Turin Italy. Five palm leaves made from white Pulegoso glass with gold foil enclosed clear glass grain arise from a brass foundation. Pulegoso glass contains numerous bubbles, making the glass semiopaque and give the surface an irregular texture. Pulegoso was developed by Napoleone Martinuzzi (1892-1977) on the island of Murano, Italy, in the 1920s. This impressive piece is most likely made by Salviati or Fratelli Toso from Murano. When switched on the seven-light bulbs inside the sconce spread a beautiful light.

Additional Information

Materials

Brass, Murano Glass

Condition

Good

Measurements

H 33.47 in. x W 22.84 in. x D 13.39 in. H 85 cm x W 58 cm x D 34 cm

Creation Date

1925