Vintage Murano Bullicante & Gold Aventurine Wall Sconce by Barovier & Toso


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This exquisite sconce is crafted by the legendary Murano glass studio, Barovier and Toso.

The clear shade is decorated with “Bullicante”, which in Italian literally means “full of bubbles”. To get the controlled bubble effect, a metallic mold with spikes comes in contact with molten glass. The spikes create small holes onto the surface of the glass, creating a pattern. After it’s been left to cool down for a few moments, the whole piece is submerged in molten glass again. This second layer completely covers the first one. The layering process is repeated several times. The holes previously impressed on the first layer are not covered, thus causing air to be trapped between the layers of glass in the desired pattern.

It is finished off with a finial of gold aventurine, whereby the glass has gold inclusions. Aventurine, as its name suggests, is a decoration made by “aventitius” surface effects with flecks of gold, a 15th Century technique. The result is this magnificent, exquisitely crafted, wall light, full of subtle texture and dynamism.

H= 16 in. W= 14 in. D= 5 in. 10 lbs.

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Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions L 5 x W 14 x H 16 in
Style / Period

Mid Century

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Glass / Brass


Has been rewired to meet US electrical standards and uses one base light bulb with a maximum of sixty watts. We recommend using LED lights because they help preserve the antique fixture longer. However, incandescent light gives a warmer glow.

In mint condition. No chips, scratches, or flea bites. Has the original "Barovier Toso" removable sticker (see image).

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