Large and elegant gilt brass four-leaf ginkgo floor lamp with undulating embossed leaves, handmade using repoussé and chasing techniques, mounted on stems attached to square base, Italy, 1970s.
Rewired to U.S. standards.
In 1970 Bottega Gadda was founded by Carlo Giorgi, a sculptor, painter, engraver and professor of drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts. Gadda first began working and experimenting with precious metals and gems. Inspired by naturalistic themes of the Arts & Crafts movement, he then focused on creating lighting fixtures and decorative objects in brass, copper, pewter and bronze. Most notable among his early works were unique handmade lighting fixtures designed by architect Carlo Giorgi made with exquisite craftsmanship in the form of large rhubarb, ginkgo or wisteria leaves in bent and chased brass.