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1 of 2 Large Murano Smoked Glass Table lamp by Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Murano glass table lamp by Kalmar, 1970s Smoked swirl Murano glass, clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light goldish amber-colored stripe in it. It needs 3 x E27 sta...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

New Old Stock, Large Opaline Murano Glass Table Desk Light Cenedese Vetri, 1960s
By Cenedese, Gino Cenedese
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Table light opal Murano glass Producer: Cenedese Vetri Origin: Murano, Italy Age: 1960s This fantastic vintage table light was designed ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Wall Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount or ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany circa 1960. The lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with model number...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Extra Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount / ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany, circa 1960. The extra large lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Wall Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount / ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany circa 1960. The lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with model number ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large Murano Glass Carved Wood Scallop Base Table Lamp
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern large Murano glass table lamp with gold gilt carved scallop shape base.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass, Hardwood

Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Art Glass Egg Table Lamp in White
By Murano 5
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large 1970s Itri Vetri Murano translucent white art glass egg lamp. It features a hand blown spiral swirled art glass shade. Tested and fully working.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Large Vetri Murano Egg Lamp
By Murano 5
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning large swirled glass egg lamp by Vetri Murano.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

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H 25 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Large Mazzega 1970s Table Lamp, Murano Glass, Italy
By Mazzega
Located in Barcelona, Cataluna
Large Mazzega 1970s table lamp, Murano glass, Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Large 1960s Italian Purple Murano Glass Table or Floor Lamp
By Murano 5
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
An impressive purple Murano bubble glass vase has been transformed to a lamp base This Italian 60's lamp can be used as large table lamp or small floor lamp The lamp is prefera...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass, Cork

Decorative Big Table Lamp 1970s Large Murano Glass Sculpture "Swan"
By Mazzega
Located in Palermo, Palermo
Large 70's lamp of Italian manufacture with large swan in heavy and refined Murano glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Large 1960s Carlo Nason Mazzega Organically Shaped Murano Glass Table Lamp
By Mazzega
Located in München, DE
Large 1960s Carlo Nason Mazzega organically shaped massive Murano glass table lamp. Fantastic beautiful Italian design. One E27 socket at the top with a chrome reflector and two E1...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Egg Lamp Lightning Vase Murano Glass, Italy, 1970s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare large egg lightning vase table lamp in Murano glass. Attributed to the italian designer Carlo Nason for the manufacture Mazzega. Famous design like Aldo Nason, Venini, Veronese,...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Camer Murano Table Lamp
By Camer Glass
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Large Camer Murano table lamp. Camer label attached.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass Large Table Lamp VM, 1970s
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
This large mushroom-shaped lamp in Murano glass was produced by the Murano company VM 004 in the 1970s. The lamp is composed of two parts, base and cap in Incamiciato Murano glass, ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Large Vetri Swirl Milk Murano Glass Mushroom Lamps
By Gino Vistosi, Murano 5
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very fine large Italian swirl milk Murano glass table lamps. One piece of blown glass design.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Large Murano Glass Table Lamp
By Barovier&Toso
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1950s Murano glass table lamp, with brass hardware and newly rewired. Shade for photography only. Height to light socket 35''.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

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H 44 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
Large Italian Murano Glass Lamp
By Barovier&Toso
Located in New York, NY
Large Italian Murano, blown glass lamp on a round walnut base. Very shapely and decorative lamp has gold flecks. Attributed to Barovier e Toso. Mid Century Modern. Measures: 35"H (to...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Walnut

Murano Mid-Century Modern Large Glass Fish Table Lamp, Italy, 1970s
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautifully lifesize black and white mouth-blown glass fish table lamp designed by Vistosi, 1970s.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Two Large Tinted Murano Glass Ball Shaped Lamps Mid-Century Modern Mazzega Style
By AVMazzega
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large beige with gold flakes, Murano glass ball shaped table lamps, or floor lamps, Mid-Century Modern. Attributed to AV Mazzega, Italy, 1970s. The glass globes have a diam...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Large Pair Mid-Century Modern Gold Murano Glass Table Lamps, Venini Style, Italy
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Large pair of Mid-Century Modern murano glass urn-shaped table lamps, Venini style and quality. Italy 1960s. The neoclassical style lamps are made of a black opaque murano glass bas...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Large Mid-Century Modern Murano Black/Brown Glass, Cenedese Styl Lamps Italy 60s
By Cenedese
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large Mid-Century Modern Murano glass table lamps with black almost opaque tops and brown transparent bases. Attributed to Cenedese, Italy, late 1960s The pair of vintage t...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

1970s Rare Large Italian Textured Murano Glass Table Lamp by Kaiser Leuchten
By Kaiser Leuchten, Mazzega
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Midcentury vintage textured glass table lamp by Kaiser Leuchten with textured coloured Murano glass shade attributed to Mazzega circa 1970s . A fantastic design featuring wonderfully...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Italian Mazzega Table Lamp in Murano Glass and Chrome, circa 1970
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Large Italian Murano glass table lamp, 1970s. Also available with matching smaller table lamp (not included in this listing). The lamp features multiple light bulbs (in the upper...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Rare Pair of Large Italian Textured Murano Glass Table Lamps by Kaiser Leuchten
By Kaiser Leuchten, Mazzega
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Midcentury pair of vintage textured glass and polished brass table lamps by Kaiser Leuchten with textured coloured Murano glass shade attributed to Mazzega, circa 1970s. A fantastic ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Paralume, Murano Due, “Ufficio Stile” Large Glass Table Light, Italy
By Murano Due
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Paralume, Murano Due, “Ufficio Stile” Large glass table light, Italy Large white milk glass table lamp with two light bulbs, one in the feet and one under the glass shade.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Milk Glass

Large Scale Midcentury Murano Glass "Pineapple" Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Richly detailed and superbly colored, a dramatic, larger than life rendition. Lamp is measured to top of socket.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair of Large Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Murano/Venetian Glass Table Lamps
By Barovier&Toso
Located in New York, NY
Pair of rare Italian Mid-Century handblown Venetian glass table lamps attributed to Barovier e Toso. Their unusual form has both a modern and neoclassical appeal. Height shown is ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Large Crystal and Chrome Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
By Nessen Lighting, Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of crystal and chrome Mid-Century Modern table lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Pair of Large Italian Radical Design /Mid-century White Murano Glass Table Lamps
By Carlo Nason
Located in New York, NY
Rare pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern mold blown white Murano milk glass table lamps by Carlo Nason. The lamps are space age in concept and design and function both practically an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Pair of Large Mid-Century Modern Blown Venetian/Murano Amber Glass Table Lamps
By Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Extraordinary, rare pair of Mid-Century Modern, mold blown, amber glass lamps with an organic surface in beautiful relief. The lamps have rare large size and a subtle range of co...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Large Scale Handblown Murano Glass Lamp by Vistosi
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Sculptural, handblown Murano glass table lamp by Vistosi, Italy. Mushroom shaped off-white cased Murano glass with bright white striations. Large enough to be used as a table lamp or...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Large Murano Glass Table Lamp by Barovier for Stilnovo
By Ercole Barovier, Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Large Italian mid-century table lamp which was the result of a collaboration between Stilnovo (marked) and Ercole Barovier. The glass handblown in the “pezzato” technique has alterna...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Italian Large Murano Glass, Cone Shape, Table Lamp, 1980s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Large and beautiful murano cone shape table lamp. This fixture was made during the 1980s in Italy. This lamp is equipped with one light socket (E27). A professional electrician has ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Large Murano Glass Table Lamp by Cenedese, 1960s
By Cenedese
Located in Echt, NL
Large lamp by Cenedese, Italy in very good condition. Wonderfully crafted in thick handblown Murano glass. Frosted bright blue glass which transfers into a nearly white glass o...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Vintage Italian Murano Glass Globe Table Lamp 'circa 1970s', Large
Located in London, GB
A large vintage 1970s Italian Murano glass globe table lamp. Modernist and elegant, this blown Murano table lamp provides a source of lighting which is both utilitarian and decorativ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Italian Murano Glass Globe Table Lamp 'circa 1970s', Large
Located in London, GB
A large 1970s Italian Murano glass globe table lamp. Modernist and elegant, this blown Murano table lamp provides a source of lighting which is both utilitarian and decorative. The s...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Large Green Murano Glass Side Lamps, Italy, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
A pair of Italian petrol green Murano glass table lamp bases with chrome-plated tops from the 1960s. Very big, handcrafted from Murano glass in excellent condition. Height without...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Vico Magistretti 'Atollo' Large Opaline Murano Glass Table Lamp by Oluce
By Vico Magistretti, Oluce
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 Manufactured by Oluce, Italy. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table l...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

Large Ercole Barovier Crepuscolo Table Lamp Murano Glass Art Deco, 1930s
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Amazing Ercole Barovier Crepuscolo table lamp, Murano, Italy circa 1935, early execution. The high quality Art Deco table lamp is made of internally decorated glass with burned iron ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Large Murano Glass Sphere Table Lamp with Chrome Base, Italy 1970s
By Carlo Nason
Located in London, GB
A statement lamp yet so easily adaptable to all settings Hand blown Murano Glass with chrome base Height 42cm Diameter 35cm Chrome base diameter 22cm Italy 1970.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

1 of 2 Large Murano Smoked Glass Table Lamp by Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Murano glass table lamp by Kalmar, 1970s Smoked swirl Murano glass, clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light goldish amber-colored stripe in it. It needs 3 x E27 ...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Large Vetri-Murano & Lucite Orb Lamp
By Vetri
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large Vetri-Murano & Lucite Orb Lamp, Magnificent subtle white and gray swirl murano glass orb, retains label, raised on a round lucite base. New wiring. Murano orb lamp shade alon...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass, Lucite

Large-Scaled Murano Midcentury Butter-Cream Opaque Glass Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
The hand blown lamp with long sweeping neck above a bulbous body all in a soft translucent pale yellow glass.
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Vintage 1950s North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass

Large Pair of Vintage Italian Murano Sommerso Glass Lamps
Located in Montreal, QC
Important pair of vintage Italian Murano Sommerso glass, thick clear and pink Sommerso blown glass with gold leaf inclusions, resting on giltwood bases.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Blown Glass

Brass Floor Lamp with Large Murano Leaves
Located in Antwerp, BE
Fabulous quality floor lamp with satin brass base and with 15 beautiful crafted Murano glass leaves. Six E14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

1 of 2 Large Murano Smoked Glass Table Lamp by Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Murano glass table lamp by Kalmar, 1970s Smoked swirl Murano glass, clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light goldish amber-colored stripe in it. It needs 3 x E27 ...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair of Large Karl Springer Murano Scavo Glass Table Lamps, Signed
By Karl Springer, Archimede Seguso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pr Karl Springer Murano art glass table lamps. Large Trumpet form glass elements with lobed glass base. Textured milky finish. Signed Karl Springer. The base and the collar have bee...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Large Murano Colorful Grape and Leaf Art Glass Floor or Table Lamp
Located in Coimbra, PT
This a fabulous heavy five-light Venetian glass grape bunch and leaf floor or table lamp mimics the shape of a vine with clustered grapes as shades, hand blown applied leaves in the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Iron

Large Murano Colorful Grape and Leaf Art Glass Floor or Table Lamp
Located in Coimbra, PT
This a fabulous heavy five-light Venetian glass grape bunch and leaf floor or table lamp mimics the shape of a vine with clustered grapes as shades, hand blown applied leaves in the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Floor Lamps

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Iron

Large Tapered Channeled Murano Art Glass Table Lamp by Seguso
By Seguso
Located in New York, NY
Impressive Art glass table lamp Made in Italy ( Murano ) by noted glass maker, Seguso. Unusual and intriguing brown, orange color tapered and channeled glass body on original sculpt...
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Antique Mid-17th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Art Glass, Wood

Pair of Large Italian Radical Design/ Midcentury White Murano Glass Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Rare and important pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern mold blown white Murano milk glass table lamps. The lamps are space age in concept and design and function practically and as l...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair Large White Spotted, Frosted Murano Glass Table Lamps, Italy
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair large white spotted, frosted Murano glass table lamps. Has metal base, body and shade are made of glass Mid-Century Modern, vintage.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Large Hand Blown Murano Glass Table Lamp in Barovier Style
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Large elegant hand blown semi clear Murano glass table lamp very much in the style of Barovier e Toso. Large round hand blown center piece fixed to a decorative brass base with brass...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Large Black and Gold Murano Glass Spheres Lamps, Italy, Signed
By Alberto Donà
Located in New York, NY
Pair of impressively large Italian hand blown Murano black and gold glass lamps. Solid black Murano glass spheres are separated by clear glass rings infused with 23-karat gold powder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair Large Hand-blown Murano / Venetian Glass Table Lamps attributed to Barovier
By Barovier&Toso
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Elegant Italian Contemporary Mid-Century Style Hand Blown Clear and Gold Murano Glass Table Lamps in the Modern Neoclassical Spirit Attributed to Barovier e Toso and in a Lar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Large Murano Lamps by Seguso
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large Murano lamps on wood base by Seguso. Measures: 35.5 H (to top of finial). Body of lamp (at it's widest) 8 diameter. Under socket: 24 H. The base is 8" in diameter. S...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Large Murano Vistosi Lamps, Italy, 1970
By Vistosi
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous large Murano glass and chrome table lamps by Vistosi.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Very Large Pair of Lamps Murano Glass with Loads of 24-Karat Gold, Pauly & Co.
By Pauly & Co.
Located in Paris, France
Luigi Gaetano Ceschina was born on 15 August 1879 in Muronico, Italy. He originally founded Sanitaria Cheschina, a sanitary products company, which won him the award of « Cavaliere d...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

Large Murano Layered and Gilt Glass Lamp in the Manner of Tomaso Buzzi
By Tomaso Buzzi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The classically inspired baluster-form body, composed of layered light blue glass displaying a subtle hare's fur effect, adorned with latimo glass banding, applied gold leaf througho...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Gold

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Large Midcentury Murano Glass Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of large midcentury murano glass lamps available for sale. Frequently made of glass, murano glass and metal, all large midcentury murano glass lamps available were constructed with great care. There are 215 antique and vintage large midcentury murano glass lamps for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 3 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of large midcentury murano glass lamps available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of large midcentury murano glass lamps to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Nouveau large midcentury murano glass lamps are of considerable interest. Large midcentury murano glass lamps have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Mazzega Murano, Carlo Nason and Murano are consistently popular.

How Much are Large Midcentury Murano Glass Lamps?

Large midcentury murano glass lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,607, while the lowest priced sells for $374 and the highest can go for as much as $30,288.

A Close Look at mid-century-modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. 

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell. As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use. There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson-Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of postwar experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation. 

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting on 1stDibs.