Absolutely stunning in design, this hot-blown artisan murano glass Cristallo Balloon latern would make a show stopping centerpiece in any room of the house. The beautiful clear Venetian crystal is encased in a steel frame and handcrafted by glass masters on the world-famous glass-making island of Murano in the Venice lagoon.
The Italian word ‘scavo’ translates as ‘excavated’ in English. A special chemical is used to erode parts of the surface of the glass, to give it the appearance of having been having been buried for a long time - hence the name. The opaque amber glass shade gently diffuses the light for a soft and warm glow.
This finish is becoming increasingly popular in Italy for those who prefer a more traditional rustic look, and is perfect for a country home or kitchen, with its corrosion resistant frame. The styling works just as well, however, in modern homes.
Fashioned entirely by hand, it is based on a historical design and has been crafted using purely traditional techniques.
Approx: 8 inches x 20 inches x 35 inches
Artisan made in Murano, Italy
* Each lantern is completely handcrafted and may vary slightly in size.