Venini | Doge Suspension Light designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi

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Venini | Doge Suspension Light designed by Napoleone Martinuzzi
Suspension lamp with brass structure and Murano glass diffuser. Produced by Venini, Italy, 1991 cm 46x94
Napoleone Martinuzzi was born on May 31, 1892, in Murano. Active as a sculptor in Rome at the beginning of the 20th century, he came back to Murano in 1925 to found the Vetri Soffiati Muranese Venini and Company, along with Paolo Venini and Francesco Zecchin. In this company, Martinuzzi was the art director. In 1932, he left the firm and founded the Zecchin Martinuzzi Vetri Artistici e Mosaici along with Francesco Zecchin. Between 1951–52, he became the designer for Arte Vetro di Alberto Seguso. He is still considered one of the finest Murano glass designers of all time. Martinuzzi died on May 15, 1977, in Venice.
Doge is a collection of hand-blown glass lamps.‎ A refined style suitable for embellishing private homes, palaces and hotels.‎
From the Latin dux, duke or commander, the Doge in the past identified the most prestigious and important figure of the Serenissima.

  • HEIGHT: 31.5"
  • DIAMETER: 17.7"
  • UNIT WEIGHT: 13.2 lbs

Approximate Chain length: 3'
Canopy Diameter: 5"
*This light is in excellent condition. It was purchased at auction in Europe and re-wired for U.S. voltage. It was installed and then uninstalled.*

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