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Posted 6 years ago

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I bought this large round mid century glass ceiling shade years ago for $3.00 not knowing at the time it was Murano glass.

I just thought it was so unusual and very different. It has been my kitchen bench, hanger over the topper light where ever I have been and it always attracts a lot of comments, I love it!

It fades from a opalescent top, to clear about half way down, with a large 'dollop' of brown in the centre of the claw shaped bottom. It actually throws a mostly clear light when lit.

Thank you for looking....:-)


  1. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much eye4beauty and BELIIN68, I am pleased you like my shade as well, quite quirky isn't it?....:-)
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    Beautiful, and most unusual! Inky!!! - did you grow the lemons, too?!!!!
  3. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Hello miKKoChristmas11, how are you today?....yes!!! :-).. I grow a tree in a large pot outside the kitchen window, handy for that obligatory daily gin and tonic...:-/.. if you look in the last photo the one with the light on, you will juuuuust! see it outside the window, bottom right of shade. It is laden at the moment, I may be able to spare a few for some home made lemonade coming on.....:-)
  4. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks czechman!....:-)
  5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    Hi, Inky! Indeed? - you grew these too? You amaze me! They're stunning. I always wanted to grow lemons and limes, but it is not possible in this climate. I have peach trees and apple trees, and also a flowering cherry and a flowering crabapple tree. Other than that, some tempermental azaleas, some wonderful scented bushes with white flowers (name unknown to me), a crepe myrtle tree, burning bushes, vines, a hot pink rose bush that has taken over much of the garden to the right of the door. However, my main crop is CRABGRASS and miscellaneous weeds. I grew a spectacular giant moonflower vine on my front porch about two years ago. Can you grow moonflowers where you are? The last photo above captures a beautiful vista - is your home surrounded by deep lawns and gardens? It looks like heaven. I commend your gardening, Inky! miKKo
  6. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    Oh, Inky, your home and the grounds and gardens are wonderful! It looks a lot like I expect Paradise to look like. I am very happy for you, and I thank you very much for the link. Best wishes! miKKo
  7. lynnlove70 lynnlove70, 6 years ago
    WOW, what a gorgeous piece!!!!
  8. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks lynnlove70 for your love and stopping to comment, appreciated!....:-)
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    I think it was by I. V. R. Mazzega
    This beautiful glass sitiing elephant with trunk up was made by I.V.R Mazzega (Industrie Vetrarie Riunite Mazzega) Murano, Venice, Italy (1938 - 1983).
    The exact starting date of the glasswork cannot be established. According to Esperia Mazzega, daughter of Romano, it goes back to the early 30s. In 1937 Romano sold the firm to Aureliano Toso and the following year, together with his brothers Gino and Maria, he established the F.lli Mazzega. After the Second World War this name became I.V.R. Mazzega. The glasswork operated mainly as a commissionaire, especially for the Fucina degli Angeli firm, having the best artist and glassblowers of the time, such as: Ermanno Nason, Luigi Scarpa Croce, Aldo Bergamini, Fulvio Bianconi, Carlo Scarpa, Renzo Burchiellaro, Anzolo Fuga, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Gio' Ponti, Georges Braque and Jean Cocteau. Production stopped in 1983.
    There's now a firm called AV Mazzega:
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Sorry about the elephant .... Came from the quoted description of an elephant similar to one of my items: the pink dolphin with the pouting lips.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Nice looking produce: lemons and lampadari!
  12. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Hi Vetriao50! was actually just looking at this one when your email came through, do you think this the one they were commenting about?

  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    No I actually mean your lamp!
    It's by I. V. R. Mazzega!

  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    I copied and posted the info on the firm but didn't delete the info about the pink elephant!
    And I haven't had a drink, ....... Yet!
    Off to dinner tonight!
    It's a stunning lamp shade that I have admired for years in its various forms.
    Yours looks like a traditional fancy frilled shade that has been planted into a sphere! Nice!
  15. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Yes!.... sorry I did realize that, but you first link that you gave me, in the animal ornament section I found an elephant which I thought they might have been talking about, at that moment I hadn't seen your posting and realized then it wasn't, sorry for the confusion and thank you for the information, I actually never new who the maker was.....:-)
  16. inky inky, 6 years ago
    I think it' about time you whent and had one...actually me too....:-)
  17. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Wow this is great and your home looks lovely and sunny. Lemon tree outside your window, just sounds wonderful. We don't have anything this year, drought has put all the plants in survival mode or killed them off. Even without the drought I have difficulty with rabbits, and my own brown thumb.
    A lemon tree out my window...my new novel title ; )
  18. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks to~

    and thank you amberrose your nice complement, your right we do have a bright sunny home but we have made it that way. I don't have a brown thumb I just make a lot of work for myself, but worth it when summer comes around and looks beautiful. I am sorry to hear about the drought we do read about it here and I do think about you all there, wishing you some of this rain that we get allot off. We also suffer badly from rabbits too and yes a nice title for a novel........:-)

  19. VolDeNuit, 6 years ago
    Such a unique piece - I adore it!
  20. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks VolDe Nuit & pearlchadwick!....:-)
  21. Hornet Hornet, 6 years ago
    Nice lamp . There are in different Shape . I find one in light blue times a go. I like it : )
  22. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you Hornet!... I bet the blue would look great too!....:-)
  23. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks mikielikesigns2!....:-)
  24. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks epson233...:-)
  25. dickweedrules dickweedrules, 6 years ago
    There's something about the 1920-1950s that is so missing in contemporary styling.
    Great buy! Sigh...
  26. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks dickweedrules, I agree!! I think it is the time and pride you had in your work, it's all about chucking them out for as little and as much as possible now!!....:-)
  27. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks lisa....:-)
  28. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Thank you LeahGoodwin...:-)
  29. inky inky, 6 years ago
    Many thanks Greatsnowyowl and bratjdd....:-)
  30. Nordicman32 Nordicman32, 2 years ago
    FABULOUS INKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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