Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Pair of Original Wall Sconces by Venini, Italy, 1960s

$4,805.22per item

About

Pair of early original Venini glass wall sconces. Italy, 1960. A pair of wall lamps with hand blown "CALZA" amber and clear glass tubes in two different sizes. Made in Murano Italy. Metal frames with the embossed Venini Murano inscription. Absolutely fantastic color!

Details

  • Creator
    Venini (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Width: 11.03 in. (28 cm)Depth: 6.7 in. (17 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1965
  • Condition
    The glass pieces are in absolutely flawless condition.
  • Seller Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4616220864292

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Berlin, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Venini (Manufacturer)

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.


About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Berlin, Germany
Gold Seller
This distinction is for experienced sellers who continually surpass customer expectations.
Established in 2008
1stDibs seller since 2019
35 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Italian Venetian, Wall Sconces, blown Murano Glass, Transparent Venini, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Villaverla, IT
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass, Chrome

Pair of Italian Murano Glass Sconces, Attributed to Venini, circa 1960s
By Venini
Located in Villaverla, IT
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Sconces in White Milk color Murano Glass Attributed Venini, 1960s Italy
By Venini
Located in Villaverla, IT
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Large Italian Murano Glass “Tronchi” Wall Sconces by Venini
By Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern

Materials

Murano Glass, Chrome

Pair of Tronchi Sconces by Venini
By Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Brass, Murano Glass

Pair of Tronchi Sconces by Venini
$2,699 Sale Price / set
40% Off
Attr. Venini Mid-Century Modern Pulegoso Pair of Murano Glass Wall Sconces, 1960
By Venini
Located in Murano, Venezia
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Brass, Art Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Clear Murano Glass Wall Sconces, 1960s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Brass, Murano Glass

Pair of Italian Midcentury Golden Brass Green Wall Sconces, 1960s
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern

Materials

Brass, Enamel

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery