Italian amber 'scavo glass' table lamp
A charming classic Venetian ‘scavo glass’ table light, with a decorative black wire frame, entirely hand-crafted on the famous Venetian island of Murano.
The Italian word ‘scavo’ translates as ‘excavated’ in English. A special chemical is used to erode parts of the surface of the glass, to give it the appearance of having been having been left buried for a long time - hence the name. The amber glass shadediffuser gently diffuses the light, for a soft and warm glow.
This finish is becoming increasingly popular in Italy for those who prefer a more traditional rustic look, and is perfect for a country home or kitchen, with its corrosion resistant frame. The styling works just as well, however, in modern homes.
We are also able to offer you an alternative ‘baloton glass’ finish. The hot blown glass is stamped with a special ‘baloton’ mould to create a raised criss-cross pattern on the glass. This is a very typical centuries-old Venetian glass-making design, which is still very popular today. Please contact us if you would like further information.
This lovely traditional side lamp belongs to a range featuring a mix of traditional wall, floor and table lighting, all available in both finishes. If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will find this very special family of products. A single click on any one of the images will send you to the relevant page on our site.This piece may bear some tiny imperfection that will attest to its having been fashioned entirely by hand, thus increasing its value and uniqueness. It is based on a historical design and has been crafted using purely traditional techniques.
Height: 31 cm
Width: 35 cm
Power: 1 E27 150W bulb