Venetian Lantern Wrought Iron and Glass, Italy, 1910

Venetian Lantern Wrought Iron and Glass, Italy, 1910

Code: 10096


W: 33cm (13")H: 72cm (28.3")D: 33cm (13")


Late 19th 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. The beacon would generally be placed in an indoor or outdoor hallway. The light source was originally a candle but now wired and 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. Blacksmiths 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 has a single light bulb inserted and rewired to European and US standard. Height of the lantern flushmount without chain 77 cm.

Materials and Techniques: Stained Glass,Wrought Iron

Place of Origin: Italy

Period: 1890-1899