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giovanni baccani
House estabilished in 1903

Small graffito lamp

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€ 235.00


The vase shape of the bases derives from the classic Greek-Roman culture rediscovered in Renaissance Florence as furnishing in the most prestigious residences.

We revive these elegant objects with the same techniques and colours as those used in antiquity.

The Graffito technique of decoration represents one of the most ancient and precious Florentine techniques.

A description of it can be found in the “Libro dell'arte” by Cennino Cennini (14th century) and in “Vite dei più eccellenti pittori” by Giorgio Vasari (15th century).

This technique was, therefore, passed down from artist to artist and workshop to workshop up to nowadays.

It is a complex method: the wooden object is covered by a layer of plaster on which gold leaf is applied, after sanding, with a hot tempera.

After this, a layer of milk-based or egg white-based tempera is painted on the surface.

Once it has dried on the object, the decoration is drawn freehand, with a soft wood style, bringing to light the gilding below.

Delivery time

Due to hancrafting, the delivery time may vary from 10 to 30 days


49cm X 30cm X 18cm

Lampshade for small lamp


Electrical connection


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