Exceptional pair of Murano glass lamps in the manner of Ercole Barovier. Founded in 1295, Barovier is a respected name in Italian Murano glass design. In the 1920-1939’s, designer Ercole Barovier began a 50-year career as the artistic director of Barovier & Toso. These lamps made in the 1960s are attributed to his design. This timeless design that first appeared in the 1930s called “Rostrato” by Ercole Barovier and continues to meet today’s home decor needs. The lamps are made in clear “cristallo” glass that has an outer layer of rows characterized by spikes called “rostri” that protrude from the surface. This Rostrato pattern is done as the glass is cooling off. The natural non-uniform glass spikes made by the skilled glassmith create the allure and beauty of the design.
Due to being handmade, there are irregularities. For example, The taller lamp has a spot that is cloudy and the shorter lamp has a spot that looks like a fracture but is actually the spot where the spike design ended, the break, so to speak, of the spike. The shades have slight vertical slants. It is these signs of natural imperfections that make the artistry alluring.
Placed on any surface, these accent lamps will glisten like a gem when lit. Use them as night lights in a bedroom, or to call attention to end tables in a living room.
Taller Lamp: Height=8 in. Width=6 in. Depth=6 in. Wt=5 lbs.
Shorter Lamp: Heightt=7.5 in. Width=6 in. Depth=6 in. Wt=5 lbs., 10 lbs, total.