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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

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

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

Mid-20th Century Venetian Clear Glass Chandelier
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Essex, MA
Italian. Murano Venetian blown art glass six-light chandelier with floral and foliate decoration.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large Italian Murano / Venetian Clear Glass Sputnik Spike Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large round Italian Mid-Century Modern style hand blown Clear Murano glass chandelier with 99 hand blown clear Murano glass spikes to form a Sputnik. Details are in solid brass. D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

2 Clear Murano / Venetian Glass Chandeliers in the Style of Venini
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant, sober Italian midcentury style clear Murano glass chandeliers in the style of Venini. Pure and clean pieces in the modern neoclassical spirit. Eight lights with ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Brussels, BE
Venetian Murano glass chandelier.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
H 78.75 in. Dm 51.19 in.
Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Venetian blown glass chandelier, crafted in Murano Italy, in the mid-20th century. A timeless Murano circular chandelier with an elegant structure finely decorated with eight curved ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier
H 39.38 in. Dm 35.44 in.
Original Venetian Handcrafted Murano Chandelier Clear and Pink Blown Glass Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely original Venetian handcrafted Murano three-arm chandelier, Italy, 1930-1939. Hand blown clear and vibrant pink glass decorated with flowers, up and down leaves and crown can...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Original Venetian Handcrafted Murano Chandelier Clear and Pink Blown Glass Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful original Venetian handcrafted Murano five-arm chandelier, Italy, 1930-1939. Hand blown clear and vibrant pink glass decorated with flowers, up and down leaves and crown c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Original Venetian Handcrafted Murano Chandelier Clear and Pink Blown Glass Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A wonderful original Venetian handcrafted Murano five-arm chandelier, Italy, 1930-1939. Hand blown clear and vibrant pink glass decorated with flowers, up and down leaves and crown c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Original Venetian Handcrafted Murano Chandelier Clear and Pink Blown Glass Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely original Venetian handcrafted Murano three-arm chandelier, Italy, 1930-1939. Hand blown clear and vibrant pink glass decorated with flowers, up and down leaves and crown can...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Monumental Italian Triple Tier 30 Arm Clear Murano / Venetian Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Pure and elegant 3 tier Italian Mid-Century Modern Style Venetian glass chandelier in clear glass in a sober, modern traditional style symmetrically arranged with 15 arms on the lowe...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Venetian Murano 1960s Brass and Clear Glass Chandelier
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Italian Venetian Murano 1960s brass and clear glass chandelier with a one piece five bowl shade with lights (attributed: Seguso).  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Italian Venetian Murano 1940s Style 'Modern' Clear Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Venetian Murano 1940s style (modern) clear glass chandelier with eight fluted scroll arms supporting large bowls with large glass feathers emanating from a center shaft with ...
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Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Tall Venetian Murano Chandelier with Six Arms in Clear Glass, circa 1950
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
This is a very nice and a bit unusual example of a classical chandelier from Murano in the Venetian style in clear glass with six arms for lights. It is a bit unusual because it can ...
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20th Century Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Two Clear Italian Midcentury Style Hand Blown Murano /Venetian Glass Chandelier
By Barovier&Toso
Located in New York, NY
Pair of contemporary Italian midcentury style, clear hand blown Venetian glass chandeliers or pendants in the modern neoclassical style with eight arms attributed to Barovier with bl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Italian Venetian Chandelier in Blown Murano Glass Black and Clear 1990s
Located in Villaverla, IT
Amazing Italian Venetian, chandelier, blown Murano glass, in beautiful black and transparent color, composed by 12 arms look wide, and other six arms look up, and from high and low l...
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1990s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Large Clear Amber Murano / Venetian Glass Chandelier Attributed to Venini
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, very large handblown Mid-Century Modern style Venetian glass chandelier and pendant with twelve arms arranged in a sober pattern around a central bowl. The handblown glass i...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Early 20th Century Italian Venetian Six-Light Chandelier with Floral Sprays
By Murano 5
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This fixture is in mint condition, cleaned and rewired. Likely Pre-WWII. Murano, Italy. The chain and canopy together add another 15" to the length of the fixture.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Chandelier Art Deco Venetian Murano Glass Decorated Pendant Lamp Gilt Brass
By Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.)
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Refined three-light chandelier in Venetian Art Deco style, with pastel green Murano opal glass plate, with polychrome painted decorations and pure gold thread. The metal part is all ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venetian style Chandelier 5 arms Grey Murano Glass Clear Details by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
V-Classic 800 chandelier, 5 lights, dark grey Murano glass with clear details by Multiforme The classic Murano glass chandelier, as it is in the collective imagery. Just like the ot...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Two Italian Midcentury Style Clear Murano / Venetian Glass Ten-Arm Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant Italian / Venetian glass chandelier in the Mid-Century Modern 1930s spirit in clear hand blown glass and with ten arms. Chandelier is UL wired and approved and ta...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Vintage Mouthblown Venetian & Murano Marked Glass into Metal Frame Pendant Light
By Murano 5
Located in Lisse, NL
Marvelous shape, 1950s Venetian pendant with the original maker's mark. This midcentury made, Italian light fixture is an absolute joy to look at, both on and off. With the light sw...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Two Italian Mid-Century Style Clear Blown Murano / Venetian Glass Chandeliers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant, sober, modern hand blown Venetian glass chandeliers with ten arms. This design is from the Mid-Century and the chandeliers are artisan made and handblown in Murano j...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Venetian Murano 1940s Style Modern Clear Glass & Red Trimmed Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Venetian Murano 1940s style (modern) clear glass and red trimmed chandelier with 12 scroll arms under a tier of 12 feathers emanating from a centre shaft with a final bottom....
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Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Venetian Murano 1940s Style Clear Glass and Red Trimmed Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Italian Venetian Murano 1940s style (modern) clear glass and red trimmed chandelier with six fluted scroll arms with large cups with six large glass scrolls emanating from a three-ti...
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Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

21st Century Venetian Chandelier 9 Lights Clear Grey Murano Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
A simple and essential shape, almost total abscence of colors: the simplicity, the pureness and the lightness of the glass are the main characteristics of the modern chandelier Candy...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Venetian Style Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in New York, NY
Chic Hollywood Regency, Venetian School Murano glass fixture having five tubular glass arms with chrome fitments, and a glass crown and base. The interior accepts three standard cand...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Venetian Blue Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini, circa 1940
Located in Brussels, BE
Venetian Blue Murano glass chandelier by Venini, circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1960, Italy, Venetian Trumpet Chandelier Opaline Murano Glass & Brass
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant high quality handblown Venetian trumpet chandelier consisting of 12 opaline Murano glass arms on a gilt-brass frame. This elegant chandelier illuminates beautifully and offer...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Original Venetian Handcrafted Murano Crystal Chandelier, Italy, 1910-1920
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A rare original Venetian handcrafted crystal eight-light chandelier, Italy, 1910-1920. Eight hand blown Murano scroll lamp arms with candelabra light sockets surrounded by glass cand...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Italian Venetian, CaRezzonico Chandelier, blown Murano Glass, G. Ferro, 1960s
By Galliano Ferro
Located in Villaverla, IT
Amazing, Elegant, and massive Italian Venetian, Ca Rezzonico Chandelier, blown Murano Glass, disposed in many levels, the upper and the lower part are connected together by four upri...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Monumental Italian Modern Minimalist White Murano or Venetian Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A sober, pure, modern Minimalist statement in grand scale composed of timeless Venetian glass. The entire chandelier (without chain) comprises a length of just over 10 feet and a ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano / Venetian Ice Glass Chandelier / Pendant
By AVMazzega
Located in New York, NY
An Italian design, Mid-Century Modern, "Quadratic" chandelier / pendant in hand blown thick Murano / Venetian ice glass. Eight pieces of glass are centered on a central column wit...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Original Venetian Handcrafted Murano Crystal Chandelier, Italy, 1910-1920
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A rare original Venetian handcrafted crystal eight-light chandelier, Italy, 1910-1920. Eight hand blown Murano scroll lamp arms with candelabra light sockets surrounded by glass cand...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Large Original Venetian Handcrafted Murano Crystal Chandelier, Italy, 1910-1920
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A rare original Venetian handcrafted crystal eight-light chandelier, Italy, 1910-1920. Eight hand blown Murano scroll lamp arms with candelabra light sockets surrounded by glass cand...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Spectacular Venetian Murano Ceiling Light
Located in Budapest, HU
Realized in pure Murano glass, each chandelier consist of an incredible number of leaves. The structure is plated with gold. Eighteen lights spread a magical light. Measures: Diamete...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Spectacular Venetian Murano Ceiling Light
Located in Budapest, HU
Realized in pure Murano glass, each chandelier consist of an incredible number of leaves. The structure is plated with gold. Eighteen lights spread a magical light. Measures: Diamete...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Small Venetian Murano Pendant Light with Mouthblown Clear Glass in Metal Frame
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful glass and practical size Italian fixture with mouth blown glass in a metal frame. If you are looking for a stylish fixture to grace your home then this handmade specimen ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano / Venetian Glass Chandelier, 1960
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, sober and pure Italian Mid-Century Modern chandelier composed of eight mold blown clear Murano glass reflectors arranged in a cross pattern. The glass can oriented to form a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Handcrafted Italian "Flower" Venetian Murano Glass Chandelier Green Pink, 1990s
Located in Villaverla, IT
Amazing handcrafted Italian "Flower" Venetian Murano glass chandelier green pink, 1990s, in excellent original condition. In beautiful pink and green and transparent color, dated 199...
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1990s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Toso Murano Mid-Century Modern Crystal Rose Venetian Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass chandelier with 95 crystal and rose elements, white frame and central part in crystal glass. The elements of this typical chandelier are called Triedri, for its t...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Toso Murano Mid-Century Modern Crystal Venetian Glass Chandelier Italian, 1984
By Toso Vetri D'arte
Located in Murano, Venezia
Murano blown glass chandelier with 42 elements in the shape of a crystal-colored cylinder tube. Each glass tube element measures 24.5 cm (inches 9.64) The glass tubes have a proces...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Venetian Ca'rezzonico Chandelier, Blown Murano Glass, Seguso, 1950s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian Ca'rezzonico chandelier, blown Murano glass, Seguso, 1950s. Fantastic Italian Murano Ca'rezzonico chandelier, attributed to Seguso, in transparent color and multico...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Venetian, Ca' Rezzonico Chandelier, blown Murano Glass, Galliano Ferro
By Galliano Ferro
Located in Villaverla, IT
Included in the offer the rewiring for US and frame colored in silver color. Elegant Italian Venetian, Ca' Rezzonico Chandelier, blown Murano Glass, in transparent color with multi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Baroque Chandeliers and Pendants

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Paste, Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Large Venetian Lorin Marsh Murano Glass Scrolled Chandelier
By Lorin Marsh
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern large Venetian / Murano scrolled arm waterfall form chandelier with 3 candelabra sockets in the top tier and 3 Edison sockets in the larger bottom bowl...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Modern Italian Venetian Chandelier in Blown Murano Glass Red Finitures
Located in Villaverla, IT
Amazing modern Italian Venetian chandelier, blown Murano glass transparent, red finiture. The chandelier is handcrafted, by the Murano artists specialized in the art of the blown Mur...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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

Italian Venetian,Chandelier, blown Murano Glass, Transparent & Light-Blue, 1990s
Located in Villaverla, IT
Elegant, and Modern Italian Venetian,Chandelier, blown Murano Glass, Transparent & Light-Blue, 1990s, composed by transparent twelve arms having each one a cup colored transparent an...
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1990s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Post-War Design Italian Venetian Murano 'Modern' Silvered Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Post-war Design Italian Venetian Murano (modern) silvered glass chandelier with multiple scroll arms emanating from a center shaft with a bowl bottom.
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Mid-20th Century Post-Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Venetian Pair of Chandeliers, Blown Murano Glass, Triedro Camer G, 1960s
By Camer Glass
Located in Villaverla, IT
Italian Venetian pair of chandeliers, blown Murano glass, triedro elements, attributed to camer glass, 1960s Amazing pair of Murano chandeliers in excellent original condition, as do...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

21st Century Venetian Chandelier 7-Light Custom Murano Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
The product comes directly from our Murano glass factory in Italy, custom clearance taxes are not included.  
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Venetian Six-Light Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Venetian Murano glass chandelier. Measure: Diameter 78 cm. Height fixture 70 cm. Total height with the chain 90 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

  • Venetian Six-Light Glass Chandelier
  • Venetian Six-Light Glass Chandelier
  • Venetian Six-Light Glass Chandelier
  • Venetian Six-Light Glass Chandelier
H 27.56 in. Dm 30.71 in.
Huge Venetian Murano Ceiling Light
Located in Rome, IT
Realized in pure Murano glass, each chandelier consists of an incredible number of leaves. The structure is plated with gold. 18 lights spread a magical light. Measures: Diameter 156...
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Early 2000s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Huge Venetian Murano Ceiling Light
  • Huge Venetian Murano Ceiling Light
  • Huge Venetian Murano Ceiling Light
  • Huge Venetian Murano Ceiling Light
H 22.84 in. Dm 61.42 in.
1970s Italian Venetian Murano Glass Ceiling Lamp
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Italian Venetian Murano glass ceiling lamp.
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • 1970s Italian Venetian Murano Glass Ceiling Lamp
  • 1970s Italian Venetian Murano Glass Ceiling Lamp
  • 1970s Italian Venetian Murano Glass Ceiling Lamp
  • 1970s Italian Venetian Murano Glass Ceiling Lamp
H 31.5 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair Venetian Tronchi Chandeliers Style Toni Zuccheri, 48 Glasses, Murano, 1990
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Budapest, HU
Three-tier Murano glass tube chandelier, 48 glasses, Mid-Century Modern Italian vintage chandelier in Murano glass and nickel-plated metal structure. The armour polished nickel supp...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Italian MId-Century Modern Ten-Arm Murano / Venetian Glass Chandelier
By Barovier&Toso
Located in New York, NY
Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Style Handblown Venetian glass chandelier in the style of Barovier e Toso in clear glass and with ten curved spiraling arms. The chandelier itself ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Venetian Antique Chandelier 19th Century
Located in Udenhout, NL
A very beautiful Venetian antique chandelier, made from Murano glass. This glass masters perfect the art of the Murano chandeliers from the 19th century.
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Antique 1870s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Mid-Century Modern Murano / Venetian Glass Chandelier or Flush Mount
By Barovier&Toso
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Italian Hand Blown Murano glass chandelier, pendant or flush mount ceiling fixture in the form of disc attributed to Barovier & Toso. This large piece can be suspended via s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Italian Midcentury Venetian or Murano 'Ice Glass' Pendant or Chandelier, Venini
By Carlo Scarpa, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern hand blown Murano or Venetian "Ice" glass pendant or chandelier attributed to Carlo Scarpa for Venini. Exceptional quality, clear hand blown gla...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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Clear Venetian Murano Chandeliers For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of clear venetian murano chandeliers for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique clear venetian murano chandeliers was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, murano glass and blown glass. We have 71 antique and vintage clear venetian murano chandeliers in-stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Clear venetian murano chandeliers have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Clear venetian murano chandeliers bearing Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made clear venetian murano chandeliers over the years, but those made by Il Paralume Marina, Multiforme and Muranoare often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Clear Venetian Murano Chandeliers?

Prices for clear venetian murano chandeliers start at $1,000 and top out at $102,675 with the average selling for $6,037.

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.