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Large Clear Glass Murano Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950s blown Murano glass five-arm chandelier with nickel-plated body. Measurements: Diameter 42" Present drop 40" (adjustable).
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Vintage 1950s European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Clear Glass Murano Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A 1930s Murano glass chandelier with interior lights. Leaf shaped decoration.
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Vintage 1930s Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Rose and Clear Glass Chandelier
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
Murano glass chandelier crafted with textured glass elements in rose and clear glass, all displayed in tiers on a brass frame. The chandelier will be wired to EU / US customer's coun...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Murano Rose and Clear Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Rose and Clear Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Rose and Clear Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Rose and Clear Glass Chandelier
H 33.50 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Art Deco Clear Murano Glass 'Ricci' Chandelier
By Murano 5
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Art Deco clear Murano glass 'Ricci' chandelier. Very bright light, 9 bulbs, in good condition. Measures: Height 28", Diameter 23".
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

16-Armed Clear Glass Murano Chandelier, circa 1930s
Located in Helsingborg, SE
16-armed clear glass Murano chandelier, circa 1930s Clear glass, mint condition no damages. New wiring needed.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • 16-Armed Clear Glass Murano Chandelier, circa 1930s
  • 16-Armed Clear Glass Murano Chandelier, circa 1930s
  • 16-Armed Clear Glass Murano Chandelier, circa 1930s
  • 16-Armed Clear Glass Murano Chandelier, circa 1930s
H 44.1 in. W 57.09 in. D 36.23 in.
Murano Smoke and Clear Glass and Brass Chandelier
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
Impressive Murano glass flush mount chandler crafted with textured glass elements in two smoke shades and clear glass, all displayed in tiers on a brass frame. The chandelier will be...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Pair of Tiered Clear Murano Glass Mazzega Chandeliers, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1970s tiered Mazzega chandeliers with 121 clear glass pieces. Completely restored and rewired. Priced individually.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian Midcentury Clear Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Spiral and marvellous Italian clear Murano glasses midcentury chandelier. This chandelier was made during the 1970s in Italy for the Venice company “Mazzega”. This chandelier is comp...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Palm Leaf Brass Chandelier
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Sculptural glass palm leaf chandelier by Murano features brass frame and nine-light. Clear glass frawns measure: 18" long. Frawns can be removed for cleaning or for easier transport....
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Vintage 1980s Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Murano Glass Palm Leaf Brass Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Palm Leaf Brass Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Palm Leaf Brass Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Palm Leaf Brass Chandelier
H 25 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
Clear Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Crystal clear Murano glass chandelier with ten pristine branches, with a martini glass shaped "bobeches" and capped with chrome. The stems are blown ridged glass. We love the simple ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Murano Glass Spiral Chandelier
By Murano 5
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive chandelier with 155 individually hung Murano glass bars.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Chandelier Orange Clear Glass, Chrome, by Mazzega, 1960s
By Mazzega
Located in Rijssen, NL
Elegant Murano chandelier by Mazzega, 1960s. Chrome chain and hardware. Amber and clear resembles flowers. The chandelier illuminates beautifully on wall and ceiling. Measures: Ø 19 ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large, 36-Arm, Clear Amber Murano /Venetian Glass Modern Neoclassical Chandelier
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
Two large, sober, elegant double tier Venetian glass chandeliers in clear amber glass with 24 lower arms and 12 upper arms and set up for 36 candelabra lights at up to 60 watts each....
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Clear Prism Murano Glass Triedre Chandelier, Italy, Custom Made to Order
By Camer Glass
Located in New York, NY
A unique and magnificent Murano glass chandelier in the style of Camer. 36" diameter as shown. Comprised of individually hand blown Murano glass triangular (triede) crystal prisms on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

1970s Translucent and Lattimo Murano Glass Two-Tier Chandelier
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1970s translucent and lattimo Murano glass two-tier chandelier, of typical form with twenty large blown pendants, resting on a brass frame. Fitted with five upper and three lower can...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This is one of the rarer Murano Mazzega chandelier and the piece dates to the 1970s and with its clean lines and glass globe in blue, white and clear coloration is quite modern and f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Chandelier
H 39.75 in. Dm 18.50 in.
Midcentury Murano Glass and Brass Frame Six Leaf Chandelier
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Italian chandelier, with six curled white Murano glass leaves, rendered through Sommerso technique, set in holders joined to a brass frame, suspended by a rod and circular ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Clear Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
This is a signed vintage chandelier by Formia Murano, circa 1960-1980. It is a beautiful handcrafted Murano chandelier with a contemporary modern shape, great simple lines and an ele...
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20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Glass Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Hand blown glass chandelier composed by 75 glass petals (transparent and white “lattimo”) in a chrome frame. Dimensions: 65 inches (165 cm) height with chain, 37.40 inches (95 cm) h...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Glass Petal Chandelier, Murano
  • Glass Petal Chandelier, Murano
  • Glass Petal Chandelier, Murano
  • Glass Petal Chandelier, Murano
H 47.25 in. Dm 31.5 in.
Drum Chandelier, Venini Attribution, Murano, Clear Glass, circa 1980s
By Venini, Camer Glass, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This beautiful Mid-Century Modern chandelier carries over 62 rectangular hand poured glass elements. Made with the fracco technique. The same technique was used by Barovier and Toso ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Camer Glass Midcentury Murano Glass Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant Camer glass prism Mid-Century Modern chandelier where Murano glass prisms hang individually and great a magnificent look. If you've ever opened Architectural Digest, you've c...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Mazzega Murano Glass Chandelier
By Mazzega, Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish Mazzega Murano glass chandelier dates to the 1970s and is the perfect shape and size to hang in a stairwell or above a center table. The piece is composed of 18 large...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian chrome and Murano glass chandelier. Measure: Diameter 44 cm. Height fixture 52 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
H 20.48 in. Dm 17.33 in.
Clear Murano Glass C Link Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Clear Murano glass C link chandelier. This is a floor model chandelier that is available for immediate purchase as is.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

1940s Italian Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
By Murano 5
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Venetian Murano 1940s style (modern) clear glass chandelier with six fluted scroll arms supporting a large bowl with large 6 glass feathers emanating from a centre shaft with...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Clear and Gold Murano Glass Drops Cascading Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Dallas, TX
Very unusual and elegant Mid-Century Modern Italian cascading chandelier, in the manner of Mazzega, Murano, Italy, circa 1970s. Made with seven hand blown clear and gold Murano glas...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Clear Murano Crystal Glass Prisms Gilt Brass Wedding Cake Chandelier
By Murano 5
Located in Coimbra, PT
Measures: Diameter 16 in/ 40 cm Height 30 in (24 in and 6 in/chain)/ 75 cm (60 cm and 15 cm/chain) Weight: 18 lb/8 Kg 5 light bulbs E27/ good working condition Assembly required. Bul...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Contemporary Straw Dark Yellow and Clear Murano Glass Chandelier Rezzonico Italy
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Straw dark yellow and clear Murano glass chandelier Rezzonico, contemporary, Italy. This chandelier is made of transparent and straw-yellow blown Murano glass, and has a refined con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Cut Glass, Murano Glass

Murano Clear Glass Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Murano clear glass chandelier with six arms. This vintage one-of-a-kind hand blown glass fixture fits well within many styles of interiors. Newly wired for use within the USA. Includ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian Midcentury Pink Clear Mazzega Murano Glass Spiral Chandelier, 1970s
By Mazzega, AVMazzega
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Spiral and marvellous Italian pink clear Murano glasses midcentury chandelier. This chandelier was made during the 1970s in Italy for the Venice company “Mazzega”. This chandelier ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Clear Amber Murano Glass Midcentury Chandelier by AVMazzega, 1960s
By AVMazzega, Mazzega
Located in Badajoz, Badajoz
Stunning Italian amber clear Murano glass midcentury chandelier. This chandelier was made during the 1960s in Venice (Italy) for the company “AV Mazzega”. This chandelier is comp...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Clear Glass Chandelier
Located in Houston, TX
Murano clear glass chandelier with five arms. This Vintage one-of-a-kind hand blown glass fixture fits well within many styles of interiors. Newly wired for use within the USA. Inclu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Clear Vintage Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Clear Murano glass vintage chandelier with eight branches and stylized leaves around the main stem. This piece has been newly wired to US standards.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This Mid-Century Modern chandelier was created in the 1960s-1970s by the iconic firm of Mazzega. With its Murano seed-glass pod-like spherical form in clear and sea-foam-green-colora...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Exquisite & Monumental Modernist Murano Glass Ribbon Chandelier
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
This monumental chandelier is comprised of numerous curved, handblown Murano glass triedre shaped glass rods that are suspended in an overlapping, ribbon-like design, giving this cha...
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20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Moderne Clear Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A clear Murano five-light chandelier with silver tone canopy, circa 1960s. Measures: 40" current drop, 27" diameter.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Italian 1930s Murano Clear Glass Chandelier
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Italian 1930s Murano clear glass chandelier with ten scroll design arms of alternating height supporting a large round bobeche (attributed: A. Seguso).    
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Three-Tier Venini Murano Glass Tube Chandelier - 48 Glasses Clear Amber
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage chandelier in Murano glass and nickel-plated metal structure. The armor polished nickel supports 48 large opal silk glass tubes in a star shape. The glasses have a be...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Murano Clear Glass Tulip Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Murano clear glass chandelier with 95 double glass tulip shaped balls to make hourglass shapes, from the 1960s with chrome frame Measures: Measures: Height with canopy 42".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Clear Murano Art Glass Chandelier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Italian, midcentury, clear Murano glass chandelier features 6 stems that can accept medium socket bulbs up to 40 watts each. The chandelier hangs with 24 inches of chain bringing it ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mazzega Murano Clear and White Petal Chrome Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Large Mazzega Italian chandelier with hand blown clear and white glass "petals" suspended on chrome-plated frame. Fixture uses 9 candelabras or "B" base bulbs (LED 60 watt). Measu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Mazzega Glass Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Vienna, AT
Steel frame chrome-plated with one E27 bulb in the middle and our hand blow Mazzega glasses from the 1970's.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Murano Mazzega Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Mazzega Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Mazzega Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Mazzega Glass Chandelier
H 27.56 in. W 16.93 in. D 16.93 in.
Italian Glass Chandelier by Vetreria Murano
By Murano 5
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century clear glass chandelier, glass in perfect condition.                       
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Midcentury Italian Modern Murano Tronchi Glass Chandelier Whale Tail Form
By Murano 5, Camer Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An impressive piece in an uncommon "Whale Tail" form, this vintage 1960s chandelier was made by Camer with Murano glass. It takes 4 standard bulbs with a very long hanging chain and ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Clear Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A large, 1950s Murano glass chandelier with ten lights, clear color body. Measurements: 38" diameter. 49" drop.
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Vintage 1940s Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Murano Glass Leaves Chandelier by Mazzega, 1960s
By Mazzega, Murano 5
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian vintage chandelier Murano glass leaves by Mazzega. Made in Italy in the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amazing Italian Glass Petal Chandelier, Murano
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Hand blown glass chandelier composed by 75 glass petals (transparent and white “lattimo”) in a chrome frame. Dimensions: 65 inches (165 cm) height with chain, 37.40 inches (95 cm) he...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Glass and Brass Round Midcentury Chandeliers, 1970
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing design for a Murano glass chandelier from the 1970s, due to its very particular shape of these flattened spheres. The chandelier is formed by a large central sphere, in whic...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Fantastic Murano Clear Amber / Gold 30 Glass Tube Chandelier, Venini Style
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Italian vintage chandelier in Murano glass and nickel-plated metal structure. The armour polished nickel supports 30 large clear amber or gold glass tubes. Period: 1970s Dimensions: ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Venini Inspired Clear Murano Glass Prism Spiral Chandelier
By Murano 5, Paolo Venini, Venini, Fulvio Bianconi & Paolo Venini, Toni Zuccheri
Located in Houston, TX
Italian midcentury Murano Venini style glass spiral chandelier with clear prisms on a chrome structure. This Murano chandelier is newly wired for US market. This Murano glass lantern...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass and Brass Midcentury Italian Chandelier, 1960
By Murano 5
Located in Rome, IT
Characterized by simplicity and linearity Murano chandelier, its beautiful colors with more shades of violet. The chandelier is composed of a large brass section tube, which acts ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mazzega Chandelier “Cube” Murano Glass 1965 Italy
By Mazzega
Located in Milano, IT
Mazzega chandelier “Cube” Murano glass 1965 Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Clear Murano Glass Venetian Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950 Moderne style six-arm Murano chandelier with scrolling decoration on body.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Round 5+1 Tiers Chandelier, Murano, Clear Glass 1990s, Bronze Finish Metal Ring
By Barovier&Toso, Venini, Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This dense and luxury midcentury chandelier carries around 140 glass elements. Each element has small grooves that are giving the appearance when lit to be white. Because it's a diff...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Pair of Deco Chandeliers Hand Carved Clear Color in Blown Murano Glass, Italy
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Pair of deco chandeliers hand carved clear color in blown Murano glass, 21st century, Italy This amazing set of 2 chandeliers beautifully resembles the best deco style. Each of the ...
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Early 2000s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Cubist Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Austin, TX
Italian Murano glass cubist chandelier by Mazzega. We love the textured hand blown glass and the chrome structure. This piece has been newly wired to fit US standards.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Cubist Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
  • Cubist Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
  • Cubist Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
  • Cubist Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
H 41.5 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Midcentury Clear Murano Glass Six-Light Chandelier
Located in Troy, MI
Murano chandelier in clear, mouth blown glass, circa 1960s. Original ceiling canopy, top tier of curled stems and six curved arms with petal-edged bobeches. New wiring for US electri...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Murano Glass Polar Ice Chandelier, Murano, 1970
By Mazzega
Located in Budapest, HU
Murano polar ice chandelier, 1970. Six-light. 19 leaves Murano glass. Measures: height (128 cm). Diameter (45 cm).
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Glass Clear and Ivory Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
An Italian clear and ivory Murano glass chandelier. This fixture from Venice features 12 branches of ivory “incamisciato” glass with clear glass “boboches.” The rings around the main...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Camer Murano Glass Italy Waterfall Chandelier
By Camer Glass
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning Mid-Century Modern Camer Murano glass waterfall chandelier that is fifty-five tall. It is unusual to see chandeliers this tall. Would look perfect in almost any environment.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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Clear Glass Murano Chandelier For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the clear glass murano chandelier you’re looking for. Each clear glass murano chandelier for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, murano glass and metal. There are 1707 variations of the antique or vintage clear glass murano chandelier you’re looking for, while we also have 467 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the clear glass murano chandelier you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each clear glass murano chandelier bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Fabio Ltd, Mazzega Murano and Venini each produced at least one beautiful clear glass murano chandelier that is worth considering.

How Much are Clear Glass Murano Chandelier?

Prices for a clear glass murano chandelier can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $356 and can go as high as $266,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,298.

Finding the Right Chandeliers Pendant Lights for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture named for the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only does the right chandelier prove stunning, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendants and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.