Hand forged Venetian Lantern with Colored Glass, 1910

Hand forged Venetian Lantern with Colored Glass, 1910

Code: 10267

Dimensions:

W: 30cm (11.8")H: 130cm (51.2")D: 30cm (11.8")

£2,250.00 Approx $3094.91, €2634.66

A late 20th century Italian wrought iron lantern with its multicolored stained round glass. Each disk is unique, hand blown and hand colored probably originated from the Venetian island of Murano with its beginnings since the 13th century. The beacon would generally be placed in an indoor or outdoor hallway. The light source would have been by candle but today is powdered by electricity. This design is of a malleable wrought which was hammered, rolled or otherwise worked while hot enough to expel molten slag, to become delicate like twists of ribbons. The blacksmithing techniques gives the material its peculiar fibrous and crafted structure. The lantern is connected flush to the ceiling or lowered on a 50 cm chain with ceiling rose, provided.

The lantern now has a single light bulb inserted and rewired to European and US standard. 

here are two similar lanterns available.

Height of the lantern flush mount without chain 77 cm

Materials and Techniques

Hand-CraftedStained Glass,Hand-CraftedWrought Iron

Place of Origin: Italy

Period: 1890-1899