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Author Topic: Would my lamp speak Danish or Italian?  (Read 1430 times)

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Offline BJB

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Would my lamp speak Danish or Italian?
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:07:06 PM »
Hi,

I bought this at auction yesterday in a "lamp" lot of other hideous brass and fake marble items, is the kindest word I can think of  :wink: .

http://i1.tinypic.com/1zvtmhf.jpg



http://i1.tinypic.com/1zvtpaw.jpg


and I think it might be Italian, may be Venini as there is a similar orange one in Leslie Pina's book Italian Glass pg 234 designed by Vignelli in 1955, neither the one in the book or mine are marked.

But I am wondering if any Scandinavian glass makers did the same mushroom design?

Its about 8" tall and the only hole is in the top, the rest is all glass apart from the little hole in the side where the cable comes out, so its rather difficult when changing a bulb or re-wiring!

Barbara

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Would my lamp speak Danish or Italian?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 03:10:23 PM »
Hi Barbara I think Nic (pinkspoons) has an orange one of these and somebody else has a green one but I don't think anyone has concluded anything yet. A search on mushroom lamp might be worthwhile

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 03:57:12 PM »
Hi Christine,

I thought someone had discussed it at some time in the past, its the thought of the 6 weeks holidays thats got my brain in meltdown at the moment, 3 teenage daughters under one roof for 6 weeks, think I'll pack and leave now :shock:

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 04:02:53 PM »
Christine,

I've read through the topic and it looks as though it would say "ciao" :o but who might have made it is another one of those mysteries :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006, 05:07:28 PM »
I think we decided Italian on this one - Tigerchips bought one recently in a very Italian mustard colour.

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Looks very nice in white, though.  :)

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006, 06:32:25 PM »
Hi Nic,

I've put one of those soft light peach coloured bulbs in and it has a lovely glow, as seen in the photo.

http://i1.tinypic.com/1zwc94x.jpg

Mines very nice quality glass with all the edges rounded off and its a lovely dinky size as well.

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