A Rare Italian Vetro Lattimo and Pulegoso Glass Lantern / Chandelier
Item Number: 9809
Location: Greenwich Village
Height: 39 in.
Diameter: 12 in.
Height: 99.1 cm.
Diameter: 30.5 cm.
Extremely rare early chandelier in the form of a lantern adorned by glass plumes and composed of beautiful milky opaque glass. The glass canopy above a shaped stem, the body composed of two opposing cones, with upright puleguso glass plumes rising from a shallow dish, terminating with a conical finial.
In great overall condition, transcendent color both with or without illumination, would make an outstanding addition to your collection.
This chandelier model is illustrated, M. Barovier, Carlo Scarpa i vetri di un architetto, Milan 1999, p. 263.
Prior to becoming the design director at Venini Scarpa designed for Cappellin a ground breaking Venetian glass house where his innovations played a key role in the modernization the famed Murano glassworks.