Glass Samarkanda with metal ring
The unique shape and quintessential Fortuny pattern of Samarkanda glass lamp with metal ring evoke the mystique of ancient trade journeys, and the cultural fusion they sparked.
Samarkand is a city in present day Uzbekistan, and lies on the famous Silk Road trade route linking Venice and China.
It has a helmet-like structure, with spirals topped by an ornamental disc. The disc is decorated with patterns suggesting a rose window in a Gothic cathedral.