200
200

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THOMAS STEARNS

Thomas Stearns
''SILVER TORTOISE, VERSION II,'' A PROTOTYPE HANGING LAMP
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 7,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT
200

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THOMAS STEARNS

Thomas Stearns
''SILVER TORTOISE, VERSION II,'' A PROTOTYPE HANGING LAMP
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 7,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Thomas Stearns
''SILVER TORTOISE, VERSION II,'' A PROTOTYPE HANGING LAMP
designed for Venini

hand-blown glass with antiqued mirror plating to the inside and a white opaline interior globe, with patinated silver-plated brass fixtures


8 1/2 in. (21.7 cm) high
13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) diameter
1960-1962
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

Thomas Stearns passed away in 2006, leaving behind a distinguished career and a legacy of bold innovations.   As the first American to work with Venini, his creativity within the glass medium challenged the designs and methods of the early 1960s.  Stearns has left an indelible mark on the history of Italian glass.  This lamp is a unique prototype designed for Venini.  Due to the technical complexity, this lamp was never put into full-scale production.

Important 20th Century Design

|
New York