Pink Scavo Glass Table Lamp

Vittorio Rigattieri, c.1978

Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Italy


£450 (approx. € EUR / $ USD)

A very sculptural and very large vintage glass and patinated bronze-effect table lamp, designed by Vittorio Rigattieri for Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Murano, in the late 1970s.

The body of the lamp, in the shape of a flattened globe, is of a very thick dusty-pink glass that has been decorated a scavo - a technique whereby the glass is applied with ashes and salts whilst still semi-molten to create the time-weathered look of excavated Roman glass.

The metalwork has been very strikingly lacquered to look like very dark verdigris-covered bronze, with a tactile rough-casted texture - a look and colour that perfectly complements the 'aged' glass.

The lamp has been refitted with an Italian-made Bakelite E27 lampholder, with in-built switch, which is suitable for most modern British and traditional European shades. It has been rewired with premium vintage-style Italian-made twisted fabric cable in an ivory colour.


  1. Material: Glass & lacquered metal
  2. Height: 520 mm / "
  3. Width or Diameter: 320 mm / "
  4. Country of Origin: Italy
  5. Period of Manufacture: 1960s-1970s
  6. Vintage Condition: Generally excellent. Some wear to metal, but hidden by glass shade. Glass in perfect condition.

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