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Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Material: Murano Glass
Pair of Vistosi Disc Wall Sconces, circa 1970
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Pair of extra-large wall sconces by Vistosi Murano, in amber/pink tones. The glass discs are handmade with a white opaque centre covered with an amber/pink clear glass. Each sconce n...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

1990s Italian Murano Glass 'Palmette' Amber Wall Sconces - a pair
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Italian Murano hand-blown glass 'palmette' wall mounted sconces, c.1990s. Each sconce features 9 concave appliqués made of amber-colored rippled glass, attached to the frame...
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1990s Italian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Four Italian Wall Sconces, Venini Style Murano, 1990s
Located in Budapest, HU
Four Murano wall sconces, amber triedri, column Mariangela model Fantastic Trio of vintage Murano wall sconce made by 6 Murano crystal prism (...
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Late 20th Century Italian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

1 of 3 -Set of 2 PetiteMurano Ice Glass Vanity Sconces by Kaiser, Germany, 1970s
Located in Aachen, NRW
Gorgeous set of 2 petite Murano glass sconces by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany, circa 1970s. Heavy quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired, and ready to use. Each fixtur...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

1 of 8 Sets /Large Pair of murano Glass Wall Sconces by Doria, Germany, 1960s
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful pair of mid-century wall sconces with ice glass tubes, made by Doria Leuchten, Germany, manufactured, circa 1960-1969. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, w...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Murano Art Glass and Brass Smoky Color Wall Light, 2020
Located in Rome, IT
Very original Murano glass wall lamp with a very elongated design of the glass plate and a unique smoky color. The applique is composed of a gold-colored metal structure to which on...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Teal Murano Wall Sconce with Brass Accents
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Teal curved Murano glass wall sconces with hammered brass washers. Two sources of light per sconce
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2010s Italian Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Sconces by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern pair sconces by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1970s. The Italian designer Carlo Nason was born in 1935 in Murano, into a family of expert glassmakers. His father, Vincenzo Nason, ran the famous glass company NasonMoretti and opened a second glass company under the name Vincenzo Nason & C in 1941. From an early age, the young Nason was trained in the art of glassblowing, learning both the properties of the material and the craft techniques used in glass moulding and decoration. The first objects designed by Nason date from 1959 and are part of a collection of blow-moulded vases produced by V Nason & C. Today, they are housed in the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. Driven by his passion for design, particularly for cleanliness and geometry of form, he decided in the 1960s to distance himself from the family business, which mainly specialised in highly traditional and ornate decorative objects. Nason shifted his focus to the design of glass lighting in a modernist language. Nason intended to produce his first models himself in small series, but soon his spirit of experimentation and innovation attracted the attention of Murano glass manufacturer A. V. Mazzega, and the company invited him to collaborate on new collections. The partnership lasted from 1965 until the 1980s and resulted in a range of iconic lighting designs still in demand today. Alongside the collaboration with A. V. Mazzega, Nason also...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of Murano Glass Tube and Brass Sconces
Located in Austin, TX
Italian pair of Murano glass and brass sconces. Nine crystal clear Murano glass tubes arranged in a semicircle on a brass ringed base. Each sconce holds four candelabra base bulbs an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

"Dominique at Beach" Murano Glass Sconce
Located in Laval, CA
Featured in Architectural Record (8/2000), this fused glass fixture is made with Murano's Millefiori cut rods and recalls a child's drawing. Sconce is ADA compliant . Customers can ...
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Early 2000s Canadian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Murano Round Green Glass and Brass Modern Wall Light, 2020
Located in Rome, IT
Very special Murano glass wall light, stylish and elegant, their design truly unique in their kind. Beautiful coloring. The wall light is composed of a brass stem where a system f...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Contemporary Italian Wall Lights in White Blue Gray Frosted Layered Murano Glass
Located in New York, NY
A very elegant and refined Italian Mediterranean design in blown Murano glass worked with the technique scavo: the frosted glass has a finish similar to archaeological ancient Roman ...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Multi-Color Quadriedri Table Lamp, Murano, 1990s
Located in Budapest, HU
Multicolor Quadriedri table lamp - Mariangela model Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 quadriedri Murano crystal multicolored prism for each la...
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Late 20th Century Italian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Italian Wall Sconces, Murano, 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of vintage Murano wall sconce made by 10 glass petals (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside) in a chrome frame. Period: 1970...
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Late 20th Century Italian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Murano Ice Glass Vanity Sconces by Kaiser, Germany, 1970s
Located in Aachen, NRW
Gorgeous pair of Murano glass sconces by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany, circa 1970s. Heavy quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use. Each fixture re...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Murano Art Glass and Brass Midcentury Chandelier / Wall Light, 2010
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing Murano piece which can be mounted both as applique and as a ceiling chandelier. Particular and original applique from the manufacture of Murano glassworks. The Murano furnace...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Wall Sconces by Venini
Located in Austin, TX
Beautiful pair of Murano glass wall sconces by Venini. Six crystal clear glass "triete" prisms attached to a chrome structure. Each sconces holds two candelabra bulbs, and is wired t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Large Venini Murano Curved Glass Sconces Wall Lights
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare Venini curved glass sconces, a matching pair. All dimensions are below. Wired for USA and in perfect working order. Now, more than ever, home...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Chrome

Attr. Venini Mid-Century Modern Pulegoso Pair of Murano Glass Wall Sconces, 1960
Located in Murano, Venezia
This is definitely a very simple applique made up of 5 glasses of Pulegoso tubes. Pulegoso glass is a type of opaque ornamental glass that includes myriads of gas bubbles which give...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Murano Textured Leaf Wall Lights
Located in London, GB
Thick frosted Murano glass sculpted and textured into a leaf. Sits on a circular brass wall fitting. Gold flecks ensure a warm glow.
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2010s Italian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Clear Textured Murano Glass with Brass Setting
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Tall cleared textured Murano glass wall sconces with light bronze finished brass setting. Three lights per sconce. Price per sconce
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2010s Italian Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Contemporary Italian Pair of Amethyst and Amber Murano Glass Gold Brass Sconces
Located in New York, NY
A contemporary creation with a unique modern geometric design, these wall lights are entirely handcrafted in Italy. The molded textured glass elements of organic curved shape, in amb...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Felci Leaves Sconces, Barovier & Toso Style, Murano
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of vintage Murano wall sconce made by ten Murano transparent six-tier felci for each applique in a chrome metal frame. Dimensions: 18.50 inches height (47 cm); 18.50...
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1970s Italian Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Italian Art Deco Design Crystal Murano Glass Half Moon Bronze Finish Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary customizable Italian Art Deco Design pair of semi circular wall lights, entirely handcrafted, with an antique bronze finish. The nicely scalloped airy brass structure supports crystal clear Murano glass rods worked with the sophisticated technique Torchon, handcrafted twisted glass, that not only makes the fixture more precious but multiplies the light reflections. High quality of construction and details with a brass decorative curved band to enclose the bottom fitted with an elegant frosted Murano glass. Back plate is 6 inches wide. Options available for different finishes and sizes. Versatile, elegant and eclectic for bedroom, living room, hallway lighting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1 (of 8) Amber Murano Flush Mount & Sconce Glass by Carlo Nason for Kalmar 1960
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant flush mount and wall sconce executed in handblown partially amber and clear Murano glass and chromed hardware designed by Carlo Nason. With this light you make a clear statem...
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1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Modernist Italian Murano Sconces
Located in Austin, TX
The thick luminous white stamped glass of this stunning pair of sconces will sparkle when lit or turned off. We couldn't resist their sophisticated pattern and clean 1960's glamorous...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Murano Glass Sconces
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Pair of murano glass sconces Circa 1980 Dimensions : 62 x D 29 x 17 2300€.
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1980s French Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of amber Murano Sconces, Italy
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Mid-Century-Modern Murano glass and brass sconces, Barovier & Toso style, Italy, 1980s. Two pairs of sconces available. Priced and sold by pair. Each sconce has a Murano glas...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Austrian Mid-Century Set of Four Murano "Citrus" Wall Sconces by Kalmar, 1970s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Beauty, stunning and unique Austrian Mid-Century "Kalmar" Wall Sconces, model "Citrus" 4663/2. These Sconces were desifned and manufactured during the 1970s in Austria by Kalmar Fran...
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1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Set Of 2 Murano Glass Wall Lamps Sconces Attributed To Barovier & Toso 1980s
Located in Palermo, IT
Set of 2 Murano glass wall lamps attributed to Barovier & Toso 1980s Metal structure, E27 lamps. Intact and functioning. Good condition, small signs of aging. Being worked entirely b...
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1980s Italian Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Modern Midcentury Pair of Brass and Gold Mercurised Glass Sconces Wall Lights
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
These sconces are very elegant with their brass frame and mercurised Murano glass globes. These globes are reflecting like mirrors in a silver and gold tone when light is switched of...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Sconces Swan Murano Glass by Tina Aufiero for Venini, Italy, 1990s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Pair of wall lights lamps sconces model Swan in white and clear Murano glass, by the designer Tina Aufiero for the italian design manufacture Venini. engraved signed and dated 1995. ...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Vintage Mid-Century Italian Sconces
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of sconces from Italy made of iron with two arms capped with hand-blown Murano glass globes. Gold leafed accents. They have been newly wired to fit US standards. Five sconces ar...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Pair of Murano Glass & Brass Sconces by Italamp S.R.L. Italy 2006
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Enhance the ambiance of your space with this exquisite Pair of Murano Glass & Brass Sconces by Italamp S.R.L. Italy 2006. Crafted with precision and elegance, these wall lights featu...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Wall Sconces by Carlo Scarpa
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of wall sconces made of a painted metal structure from which hangs five stacks of two Murano glass blown pieces. One source of light per sconce. CARLO SCARPA (1906 – 1978) Car...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair Multi-color Quadriedri Table Lamp, Murano, 1990s
Located in Budapest, HU
Multicolor Quadriedri table lamp - Mariangela model Magnificent pair of table lamps, 24 quadriedri Murano crystal multicolored prism for each la...
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Late 20th Century Italian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of 1980s Murano glass wall lamps with white/light gray spiral workmanship
Located in Caprino Veronese, VR
Beautiful set of two Italian 80s cased hand-blown Murano glass one-light wall lamps. The white glass lampshades have a beautiful spiral workmanship in light gray, which develops cro...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Murano Hand Blown Clear Glass Sea Shell Sconces, Italy, 1960
By OTHR
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of sea shell form wall lights, produced in Italy, in textured glass, affixed against a chrome base, circa 1960s. An iconic design from the 1960s and still relevant today. Good ...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Pair of White Murano Wall Sconces by Mazzega, 1970s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Beautiful and lovely Pair of Italian Murano white glass Wall Sconces from 70s. These fixtures were manufactured during the 1970s in Italy by Mazzega. Mazzega lie in the noble Venetia...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of BAROVIER transparent and bronze blown glass wall sconces. Italy
Located in Torino, IT
Pair of wall sconces blown glass transparent and bronze BAROVIER. ORIGIN Italy PERIOD Early twentieth century MARK Barovier MODEL Pair Wall Sconces MATERIALS Blown glass and bro...
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Early 20th Century Italian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Rare Set Mid-Century Seguso Murano Blown Lantern Sconces, circa 1950
Located in Modena (MO), Modena (Mo)
Extremely rare set of Murano blown glass sconces. Will be newly re-wired and ready to hang with appropriate certified UL US sockets for the USA and appropriate sockets for all other ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Italian Midcentury "Terrazzo" White Murano Glass Pair of Wall Sconces, 1970s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Unique, cool and large Pair of Italian "Terrazzo" White Murano glass Wall Sconces from 1970s. These fixtures were made during the 1970s in Italy. Each Wall Sconce is composed by 12 ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Large Italian Midcentury Pair of Clear Blue Murano Wall Sconces by Mazzega, 1970
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Marvelous, large and unique pair of Italian blue clear Murano glass wall sconces from 1970s. These sconces were made during the 1970s in Italy for the Venice Company “Mazzega”. Mazze...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Italian Midcentury Pair of Clear Murano Wall Sconces by Poliarte, 1970s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Beauty and refined Pair of Italian Murano Wall Sconces by Poliarte. These fixtures were made during the 1970s in Italy. "Poliarte" ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Fantastic Pair of Murano Glass Tube Wall Sconces, 18 Clear Glass Tube
Located in Budapest, HU
Italian vintage pair of wall sconces in Murano glass and nickel-plated metal structure. The armor polished nickel supports 18 large clear glass tubes in a star shape for each lamp. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Glass Wall Sconces by J.T. Kalmar, Austria
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of beautiful and elegant modern wall lights or sconces, manufactured by J.T. Kalmar Austria in the 1970s. Lovely design, executed to a very high standard. Each wall light has 1...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

1 of 5 Large Murano Ice Glass Vanity Sconce by Kaiser, Germany, 1970s
Located in Aachen, NRW
Gorgeous angular glass sconce with chrome holders by Hillebrand Leuchten, Germany, circa 1970s. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired and ready to use. Each...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

1 of the 2 Sets Kalmar Ice Glass Wall Sconces by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
Located in Rijssen, NL
Set of beautiful and elegant modern brass wall lights/sconces, manufactured by J.T. Kalmar, Austria in the 1970s. Lovely design, executed to a very high standard. Each wall light has...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

1960 Germany Kaiser Wall Sconce Amber Murano Glass & Brass, Set of 2
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant pair of wall sconces with thick amber Murano glass elements on a brass frame. Manufactured by Kaiser Lighting, Germany in the 1960s. Design: Carlo Nason attr. Maker: Mazze...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Pair of Large Vintage Italian Murano Glass / Brass Wall Light Sconces
Located in Vilnius, LT
Pair of vintage Italian wall light sconces made of brass base decorated with handmade Murano glass. Each Murano glass is unique, semi-transparent, light ivory-white and dark brown/bl...
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20th Century Italian Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Deco Sconce by Fabio Ltd
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Art Deco style wall light with glossy white Murano glass globe mounted on unlacquered natural brass frame, designed by Fabio Bergomi for Fabio Ltd, made in Italy 1 light / E1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Midcentury Austrian "Citrus" Murano Glass Wall Sconces by Kalmar, 1970s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Beauty and stunning Austrian midcentury "Kalmar" Wall Sconces, model "Citrus". These sconces were designed and manufactured during the 1970s in Austria by Kalmar Franken KG. This com...
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1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Beautiful Pair of vintage Murano Six-Tier Felci wall sconce - pink glasses
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of vintage Murano wall sconce made by 10 Murano pink Six-Tier Felci for each applique in a chrome metal frame. The glasses of this chandelier are real works of art. Pe...
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1980s Italian Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Beautiful Pair of Vintage Murano Wall Sconce – Iridescent Triedri Glass, Murano
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of vintage Murano wall sconce made by 7 Murano iridescent prism (triedri) for each applique in a chrome metal frame. The shape of this sconce is column. The glasses ha...
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1890s Italian Mid-Century Modern Antique Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Glass Paneled Sconces
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of Murano glass paneled sconces; each crafted with three curved panels of hand-blown smoked glass on a brass frame. We love the moder...
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2010s Italian Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Elegant Pair of Vintage Pink Glass Petals Drop Wall Sconce, Murano
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic pair of vintage Murano wall sconce made by 10 pink glass petals (transparent crystal, smooth outside, with crystal powder and then rough inside) in a chrome frame. Period:1...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Sakura Flushmount / Sconce by Fabio Ltd
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian flush mount with Murano glass globes mounted on solid brass frame Designed by Fabio Bergomi / Made in Italy 7 lights / E12 or E14 type / max 40W each Diameter: 22 inches / He...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

8 Murano Glass Shell Form Wall Sconces
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorative shell shaped Murano glass sconces. These have such a pretty shape with a lovely textural element. Great for a variety of decors!! Note: There 8 sconce. Price listed is for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Murano Glass Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

Antique and Vintage Murano Glass Sconces and Wall Lights on 1stDibs

Lighting is a home’s jewelry, and dramatic antique and vintage Murano glass sconces and wall lights can do wonders in establishing mood in a space and highlighting your distinctive personality.

The exquisite Murano wall lights and sconces on 1stDibs are made of Murano glass, named for the island of Murano, which is located in Venice's fragile lagoon. Murano glassmaking has been practiced for centuries, using a variety of artisanal processes. The glass is identifiable by its richly layered colors and characteristic gold or silver flecks inside the glass. 

Every antique Murano wall light, chandelier, floor lamp and vase is unique. Authentic Murano glass often has small imperfections and irregular shapes due to the freeform creation process. This glass introduces dazzling pops of colors and provocative forms to your dining table, and mid-century Murano glass is particularly sought after by today’s collectors.  

One of the earliest Venetian glass furnaces is believed to have been established as far back as the 8th century. While Murano glass is traditionally known for being blown glass, there are also Murano glass beads and mosaics, and the art of Venetian glassblowing has seen a range of different techniques evolve over the course of its long history. These techniques include calcedonio, millefiori and more, and enameling and gilding are also practiced at the furnaces. The celebrated filigrana technique is as old as Renaissance-era Italy, with origins in the 16th century.

Many Murano glassmakers have gained renown all over the world for their extraordinary wall lights, table lamps and decorative objects

Ercole Barovier left an indelible mark on the world of Italian modernist glassmaking, for example — his vibrant use of color and exploration of innovative techniques yielded glass vases, chandeliers and other lighting and decorative objects that stand out in any home many decades later. Barovier’s manufactory was eventually renamed Barovier & Toso, a name under which the company still operates today. Still produced by hand, its pieces, including the Quadri chandelier and Hanami chandelier, look as appropriate in contemporary interiors as historic ones. 

Archimede Seguso, whose company was later renamed Seguso Vetri D’Arte, redefined a 650-year family history of Murano glassmaking with brilliance and novel techniques. 

Founded in 1921 by Milanese lawyer Paolo Venini and antiques dealer Giacomo Cappellin, Venini & Co. played an important role in pairing forward-thinking modernist designers with skilled glassblowers. In Venini’s early years, the firm was led by visionary art directors Napoleone Martinuzzi and Vittorio Zecchin, and would eventually collaborate with Gio Ponti, Massimo Vignelli and Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala. ​​In 1925, Venini earned the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts — the design fair that introduced the Art Deco style to the world. 

The story of Salviati glass, which supported the revival of Venice’s flagging Murano glass industry in the 19th century, began with Vicenza-born lawyer and entrepreneur Antonio Salviati whose love of Murano glass art and mosaics inspired him to establish his own mosaic and glass manufacturing firm.

When choosing a lighting solution, first determine what your needs are: Will you opt for a moody or a bright feel? The room that will serve as your home office will need adequate lighting — think “the brighter, the better” for this particular setting. For the bedroom, bedside wall lamps with warm-temperature bulbs could be the way to go to induce a sense of calm or intimacy. Try to match the style of the wall light or sconce that you’re installing to the overall design scheme of your room. It’s never “just a light.” You should approach the lighting of a room with a mindset that is one part practical and one part aesthetics-driven.

Find antique and vintage Murano glass sconces and wall lights for sale on 1stDibs.

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