Lines of Light

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Object Name: 
Hanging Lamp
Title: 
Lines of Light
Accession Number: 
2010.3.5
Dimensions: 
Overall (a) Lampshade H: 32 cm, Diam (max): 18.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1962
Web Description: 
The popular suspension lamps created by Venini are iconic examples of 1950s Italian design.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Wallraf-Losch, Dr. Ursula (Uschi), Source
Losch, Rainer, Source
Category: 
Primary Description: 
"Lines of Light." Lamp. Opaque red, white, black and transparent amber glass; blown doppio incalmo (double incalmo) glass, drilled. Long, hanging lampshade that widens slightly towards lower body and then bulges out at bottom. Metal collar with porcelain socket attaches to glass with a cord and metal disk to secure to ceiling.
Recent Important Acquisitions (New Glass Review 32) (2011) illustrated, p. 122, right; BIB# AI95695