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Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Beginning in the 1930s — and throughout the postwar years especially — Venini & Co. played a leading role in the revival of Italy’s high-end glass industry, pairing innovative modernist designers with the skilled artisans in the centuries-old glass workshops on the Venetian island of Murano. While the company’s founder, Paolo Venini (1895–1959), was himself a highly talented glassware designer, his true genius was to invite forward-thinking Italian and international designers to Murano’s hallowed workshops to create Venini pieces — among them Giò Ponti, Massimo Vignelli, Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, Thomas Stearnsof the United States and Fulvio Bianconi.

Paolo Venini trained and practiced as a lawyer for a time, though his family had been involved with glassmaking for generations. After initially buying a share in a Venetian glass firm, he took over the company as his own in 1925, and under his direction it produced mainly classical Baroque designs. In 1932, he hired the young Carlo Scarpa— who would later distinguish himself as an architect — as his lead designer. Scarpa, working in concert with practiced glass artisans, completely modernized Venini, introducing simple, pared-down forms; bright primary colors; and bold patterns such as stripes, banding and abstract compositions that utilized cross sections of murrine (glass rods).

Paolo Venini’s best designs are thought to be his two-color Clessidre hourglasses, produced from 1957 onward, and the Fazzoletto (“handkerchief”) vase, designed with Bianconi in 1949. Bianconi’s masterworks are considered by many to be his Pezzato works — colorful vases with patterns that resemble those of a patchwork quilt. Other noteworthy and highly collectible vintage Venini works include Ponti’s dual-tone stoppered bottles (circa 1948); rare glass sculptures from the Doge series by Stearns, the first American to design for the firm; Vignelli’s striped lanterns of the 1960s; the Occhi vases with eyelet-shaped patterns by Tobia Scarpa (son of Carlo); and, with their almost zen purity, the Bolle (“bubbles”) bottles designed by Wirkkala in 1968. 

With these works — and many others by some of the creative titans of the 20th and 21st century — Venini has produced one of the truly great bodies of work in modern design.

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Creator: Venini
Tina Marie Aufiero for Venini Pair of White and Blue Glass Wall Lights
By Venini
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tina Marie Aufiero for Venini, pair of sconces, in glass, Italy 1985. Elegant pair of wall-lights in white and blue colored glass by the Italian manufacturer Venini. These lights ...
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1980s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Midcentury Wall Sconces by Toni Zuccheri
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Midcentury wall sconces by Toni Zuccheri Brass structure with Murano glass diffusers. Produced by Venini Italy in 1960s. Measures: Height 14", width 8", depth 4.5".  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Blue Murano Glass Pair of Sconces by Venini
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of colored Polihedral Mid-Century Modern Murano glass wall sconces, by Venini, Italy 1970s. This Venini design was first shown in the 1958 Brussels Exhibition, in the Italian Pa...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Venini Sconces by Tomaso Buzzi in "Pulegoso" Glass
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Early pair of sconces by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini in Murano glass in the "Pulegoso" Technique and brass, circa 1935 Similar if not identical models can be found in Buzzi´s literatur...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Two Modern Murano Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, Signed ca. 1994
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful table lamps in orange and green hand-blown Murano glass. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini and manufactured in 1994. The glass shade is signed "Venini ". We have the ...
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1990s Italian Modern Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of Venini Wall Lights by Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in London, GB
Beautiful textured opalescent glass wall lights by Carlo Scarpa.
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1940s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of Toni Zuccheri Wall Lights for Venini
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Milan, IT
Rare pair of Murano glass wall lamps by Toni Zuccheri for Venini. Thick molded crystal shaded are hinged to the wall plate.
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Two Modern Murano Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, Signed ca. 1994
By Ettore Sottsass, Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful table lamp in white and blue swirl hand-blown Murano glass. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini and manufactured in 1994. The glass shade is signed "Venini ". Priced ...
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1990s Italian Modern Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Large Venini Wall Lights by Carlo Scarpa
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Large wall lights designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini in the 1940s. Each is composed of five hand blow Murano glasses made in the “Corteccia” technique. The color of the glass is amb...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of Murano Glass Sconces by Mazzega, Italy, circa 1970s
By Venini
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Amber and clear Murano glass and metal wall lights lamps sconces by the manufacture Mazzega Murano. Famous design like Venini, Aldo Carlo Nason, Poliarte, La Murrina, Vistosi.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Venini "Toni Zuccheri" Appliques, 1950s, Murano Glass Iridescent White
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Lucca, IT
Two wall lights designed by Tony Zuccheri for Venini, Italy, in the 1950s. Murano glass iridescent white.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

12 Matching Wall Sconces, Custom-Made Brutalist Iron and Venini Crystals
By Paul Evans, Venini
Located in Buffalo, NY
Amazing design! Brutalist meets elegance, set of 12 matching Venini glass and Iron wall sconces, measuring 42 inches high, feature approximate 24 three-sided (triangular) Venini glas...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wrought Iron

Two Modern Murano Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, Signed ca. 1994
By Venini, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful table lamps in pink hand-blown murano glass. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini and manufactured in 1994. The glass shade is signed "Venini ". We have the original b...
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1990s Italian Modern Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Vintage Murano Glass and Brass Appliqué by Venini, Italy
By Venini
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
This is a wonderful set of three appliqués with two lights each. They are made in Murano glass and brass. These are vintage wall lights, therefore they might show slight traces o...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Art Deco Sconces by Carlo Scarpa for Venini, Italy
By Venini, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of large sconces with polyhedral shaped ornaments. Designed by Carlo Scarpa for Venini.
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1950s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Pair of Toni Zuccheri for Venini Murano Glass Sconces
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Houston, TX
Large pair of Toni Zuccheri for Venini Murano glass sconces. This stunning pair of Murano sconces have been newly wired to U.S. Specifications.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Mid Century Modern Venini "Tree Bark" Pattern Wall Sconces 4 Available
By Venini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous Venini Murano wall sconces in a clear thick ribbed pattern, Tree Bark. Stainless steel back plate with a double socket, incandescent for illumination. On excellent vintage ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Stainless Steel

Large Murano Glass Sconces, by Venini - set of four
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large geometrical Mid-Century Modern Murano glass sconces, by Venini Italy 1980s. Two pairs available. Sold and priced by pair. A modern design for these Triedri clear Mura...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Set of Seven Sconces in Murano Glass Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Italy, 1960s
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Set of seven wall sconces applique in murano glass with blue details by Toni Zuccheri for Venini. Made in Italy in the 1960s. The sconces come in three different dimensions: three ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Venini Sconces Brass Murano Glass, 1940, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini sconces.
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1940s Italian Other Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Taupe Murano Glass Pair of Sconces by Venini
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of colored Polyhedral Mid-Century Modern Murano glass wall sconces, by Venini, Italy 1970s. This Venini design was first shown in the 1958 Brussels Exhibition, in the Italian Pa...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Amazing "Quilt" Sconces by Venini
By Venini
Located in Milan, IT
Rare set of two "Quilt" sconces made by Venini. Molded patterned glass with tea-brown band on clear base. White lacquered metal frame with impressed signature "VENINI MURANO". L...
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Venini Sconces, 1950s
By Venini
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of murano glass Venini sconces, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

20 Mid-Century Modern Murano 'Tessuto' Glass Sconces, Signed Venini, ca. 1950
By Venini
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Set of 20 Mid-Century Modern sconces signed by Venini, with a glass globe in 'Tessuto' technique, These where obtained from an old cinema theater in Milan, please take a look at th...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Wall Lamp Sconce by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Italy, 1960s
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Wall lamp sconce in white and amber murano glass by the Italian designer Toni Zuccheri for Venini. Made in Italy in the 1960s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

3 Venini Grey Sconces
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
(3) 1960s modern Venini grey sconces from Italy with hand blown Venini glass shades. Single E26 medium based socket per sconce. Original finish, partially restored, and rewired for u...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Steel, Nickel

Murano Glass Sconce by Toni Zuccheri
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Large wall sconce designed by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, circa 1960s. This piece comes with the original metal brackets for mounting and installation. Made of Murano glass, this piece...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Set Four Venini "Patchwork" Sconces
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
The "Patchwork" sconces are made of cast glass colored plates (five large and two smaller plates). The sconces where produced in the 1960s and could be displayed (with many sconces) ...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Venini Group of Eightwall Lamps, Victor Model 80's
By Venini
Located in bari, IT
Wall lamp in Murano Lattimo glass with peach-colored cube. Craftsmanship. Engraved signature: Venini Italia 84. Modern antiques Made in Italy. Availability: 7 black 1 white.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Venini Gio Ponti Wall Sconce in Multi-Color by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Glass wall sconce with gold-plated metal finishes. A bright pop of color to enliven any living space. Also available in various sizes, colors and as a chandelier. Dimensions: 25 c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Art Glass

Modern Murano Glass Pair of Sconces, Venini - set of four
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Modernist vintage Murano glass sconces, by Venini Italy circa 1980s. Venini famous Triedri glass design, for those wall sconces, in clear handmade Murano glass, with a chrom...
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1980s Italian Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Edited and Signed by Venini Italian Pair of Sconces
By Venini
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of sconces edited and signed by Venini. Composed of 15 different solid crystal pieces disposed in two layers. Wall-mounted metal frame and each requires two light bulbs, Italy...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Metal

Modernist Pair of Brass Mounted Murano Glass Sconces
By Venini
Located in Montreal, QC
Modernist pair of brass mounted Murano glass sconces, Italy, circa 1970. Measures: H 13.5, W 7, D 8 in. $4800.00.  
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

1960s Toni Zuccheri by Venini Murano Glass Sconces Wall Lamps
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Brescia, IT
Five wall lamps Toni Zuccheri by Venini 1960s Transparent and amber Murano glass white metal frame and brass screws.    
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Sconces by Toni Zuccheri, Italy, Venini, circa 1960
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Transparent gray glass, cast in a heavily textured square shape and held with two copper mounts to the enameled metal backplate. OUR REFERENCE N5496
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Copper

Pair of Double Arm Italian Midcentury Murano Sconces with Glass by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern neoclassical double arm Murano sconces with glass by Venini The structure for the sconces is in solid brass; the shades are hand blown ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

Pair of Art Deco Handblown Murano Glass Rod and Brass Sconces Signed by Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This of Art Deco Handblown Murano Glass Rod and Brass Sconces were produced and signed by the fabled atelier of Venini in Italy, circa 1930. Each sconce offers seven translucent glas...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Venini or Murano Wall Mounted Chandelier
By Venini, Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Venini or Murano wall mounted chandelier with six-light sources. Leafs of glass with gold details. Extra ones included, one of the extras with chip. Extra parts included.
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Pair of Italian Modern Handblown Glass Wall Lights, Venini
By Venini
Located in Hollywood, FL
Pair of Italian Modern handblown glass sconces. Each with heavy mottled glass laid in semicircular form and in two tiers of glass.
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1960s European Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Italian Modern Handblown Glass & Chrome Wall Lights/Sconces, Venini
By Venini
Located in Hollywood, FL
The handblown glass tubes between a chrome semi circular framework.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Pair of Vintage Italian Sconces w/ Murano Glass by Venini, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Vintage Italian sconces w/ Murano & Textured Design by Venini, 1960s.
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20th Century Italian Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Six Vintage Italian Sconces with Clear Tronchi Murano Glass by Venini
By Venini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian Wall Lights with 12 clear murano glasses blown in Tronchi technique, mounted on antiqued gold metal frames, designed by Venini, circa 1960s. Made in Italy.
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1960s Italian Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Tomaso Buzzi Sconces for Venini
By Tomaso Buzzi, Venini
Located in Rovereta, SM
Early four of sconces by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Murano Glass Venini Curved Sconces
By Venini
Located in Austin, TX
Italian hand blown Murano glass sconces by Venini made of eight curved rods in clear glass with a deep black glass core in the ‘Filigrana’ technique. The light bounces beautifully of...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Sconces by Venini
By Venini
Located in Austin, TX
"Triete" glass stems were curved on both ends while in fusion to give these pieces a great dynamic shape. A beautiful pair of wall sconces in crystal clear glass on a chromed steel s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Chrome

Pair of Venini Style Murano Glass and Gilt Brass Sconces, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of Murano wall sconces. Each wall sconce is featuring five crystal clear glass semi circles, with brass details and back plate. In the style of Venini. Illuminates beautifully....
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1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Murano Glass Wall Lamp Sconce by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Italy, 1960s
By Toni Zuccheri, Venini
Located in Rome, IT
Large wall sconce designed by the Italian designer Toni Zuccheri for Venini, circa 1960s. This piece comes with the original metal brackets for mounting and installation. Made of Mur...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair Italian Mid-Century Venini Style Pair Sconces Murano Glass Tube
By Venini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair Italian mid-century Venini style pair sconces Murano glass tube.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Venini Sconces Murano Glass Iron Metal Chrome, 1960, Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini sconces Murano glass iron metal chrome, 1960, Italy.
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1960s Italian Other Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Venini Sconces Murano Glass Brass Metal 1930 Italy
By Venini
Located in Milano, IT
Venini sconces Murano glass brass metal 1930 Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Tina Aufiero Venini Blue Swan Sconces, Italy, 1989
By Tina Aufiero, Venini
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice pair of sconces designed by Tina Aufiero for Venini, Italy, 1989. These sconces are called the blue swans. Very nice white glass with blue surrounding. Lamps give very nice...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Sconces Patchwork Murano Glass by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Italy, 1970s
By Venini
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
3 pair, set or 6 sconces wall lights model Patchwork Tessuto in rare blue and clear blown Murano glass by the manufacture Venini. White lacquered metal structure and brass elements. ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Sconces in Smoked Murano Glass with Nickel
By Murano 5, Venini
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of modernist sconces, realized in the manner of Venini, were handblown in Murano- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Nickel

Toni Zuccheri Venini Quilt Pair of Wall Lights Murano Glass Brass, Italy, 1960s
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Catania, IT
Pair of wall lights desiged by Toni Zuccheri and manufactured by Venini Italy, 1960s Hand-blown Murano glass with amber tones, white lacquered frames, brass screws. Excellent vinta...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Venini Fragments Small Wall Light in Blue and Green by Fernando & Humberto Campa
By Campana Brothers, Venini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fragments applique giant wall sconce, designed by Fernando & Humberto Campana and manufactured by Venini, is made of scraps and pieces of Venini glass. Every lamp is a unique art pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Wall Lamp "Quilt" Design Toni Zuccheri for Venini, 1960s
By Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in taranto, IT
"Quilt" model wall lamp, Toni Zuccheri design for Venini, original from the 1960s, made of bark glass in shades of ocher it measures about 40x40 cm, protruding from the wall about...
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1960s Italian Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

2 Pair Venini 1970s Patchwork Glass Sconces
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Two pair of elegantly designed and documented glass sconces by famous Italian designer Tony Zuccheri for Venini circa 1970. Each patchwork style sconces consists of four 6" glass squ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

Murano Glass/Chrome Sconces, by Venini - Set of Six
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of "Triedri" clear Murano glass wall sconces or flush-mounts, Mid-Century Modern, by Venini, Italy, 1980s. We have 3 pairs available. Sold and priced by pair. The vintage sco...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Venini Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Venini wall lights and sconces for sale on 1stDibs

Venini wall lights and sconces are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our Venini wall lights and sconces collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 135 vintage editions, while there are also 19 modern editions to choose from. Many original Venini wall lights and sconces were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider wall lights and sconces by Sergio Mazza, Gino Sarfatti and Gaetano Sciolari. Venini wall lights and sconces can vary in price, size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$601 and tops out at US$97,860, while pieces like these can sell for US$3,500 on average.

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