Venetian baloton crystal ceiling globe
A beautiful traditional Murano crystal glass ceiling lantern, entirely hand-crafted on the famous glass-making island.
The mould for this beautiful pendant is first fashioned from bronze wire.
The glass-master next blows the molten glass into the frame where it expands into the lovely ribbed shape you see here.
The hot glass is then stamped with a special ‘baloton’ mould while the glass is still hot, 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.
Positioned in a garden room or conservatory, this splendid ceiling light can be complemented by similar garden lanterns in the Siru outdoor lighting collection, which has its own section on our site.
If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you will find a lovely co-ordinating floor lantern in the same Venetian baloton crystal finish. A single click on its image 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: 40 cm
Width of diffuser: 42 cm
Power: 1 E27 100W bulb