Exceptional Pair of Light Ruby Murano Lamps with hand painted parchment shades that compliment the coloration of the distinctive glass lamps of Murano. Signed. H:36" (including the shade), Diameter of shade: 21". This pair of Glass lamps are from Murano which is an island, north of Venice, in Veneto region, northeastern Italy, with an area of 1,134 acres, in the Laguna Veneta (Venice Lagoon). It was founded between the 5th and the 7th century, and it experienced its major development after 1291, when glass furnaces were moved there from Venice. Murano became the manufacturing centre for Venetian glass, exported in large quantities to all of Europe. It reached its high point in the 16th century, when it had more than 30,000 inhabitants; glassmaking continues but on a considerably reduced scale. A record of this aspect of Murano's history is found in the Museum of Glass Art in the Giustinian Palace. The most important building in Murano is the basilica of Saints Maria e Donato. In its present state it dates from the 13th century, having been rebuilt several times since its founding in the 7th century. Notable for the beautiful external architecture of the apse, it contains a spring-beam roof and most of the original floor. The mosaic in the apse showing the Virgin Mary against a gold background is 13th-century Byzantine. The church of San Pietro Martire, founded in the 14th century (rebuilt 1509), contains paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Paolo Veronese, and Tintoretto. This particular pair of a swirl and fluted base is elegant in color and style and perfect accessory for any decor. Located just south of Santa Barbara in an antique community, the store Lifestyle Antiques with decorative arts and furnishings from Europe, specializing in Italian Furniture, French and Spanish. The elegant collection is located in the heart of Summerland, California, and offers the finest high-end Antiques, Decorative Arts, and Home Furnishings on the South Coast. We feature a rich collection which varies from Murano lamps, decorative pillows, Chandeliers, Mirrors and a fine selection of antique home furnishings. Just 3 minutes south of Santa Barbara. For your convenience you may shop on line: www.lifestyleantiques.com .
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