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Glass Hanging Lamps Murano

Vintage Murano Glass Hanging Egg Lamp
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Outstanding vintage Murano glass hanging egg lamp. Features a fantastic swirl and let me tell you, this was one of those moments.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Vintage Murano Glass Hanging Egg Lamp
  • Vintage Murano Glass Hanging Egg Lamp
  • Vintage Murano Glass Hanging Egg Lamp
  • Vintage Murano Glass Hanging Egg Lamp
H 26 in. W 17 in. D 17 in.
Italian Hanging Lamp Attributed by Mazzega Murano, 1970
By Mazzega
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Hanging lamp, Italian, 1970, attributed Mazzega Murano, chrome, 16 transparent glassplates with dark gray ornamentic 16 bulb sockets. Measures: height 33 inch, diameter 22inch.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason for AV Mazzega, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in Brussels, BE
Murano glass hanging lamp by Carlo Nason for AV Mazzega, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Hanging Lamp, Italy, 1960
By Venini
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Hanging lamp, Venini Murano, Italy, 1960. Transparent glassplates, three bulbs Measures: height 31", diameter 19".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Ercole Barovier Murano Glass Hanging Lamp, Italy, 1930
By Barovier, Ercole Barovier
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Glass hanging lamp designed by Ercole Barovier, manufactured by Barovier in Italy circa 1930. This eye-catching piece is made of the highest quality clear and blurred Murano glass...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
By Aldo Nason
Located in Brussels, BE
Murano glass hanging lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
H 25.6 in. W 15.36 in. D 25.6 in.
Spage Age Hanging Lamp Kaiser Leuchten with Murano Glass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Spage age hanging lamp Kaiser Leuchten with Murano glass. Extremely rare Murano glass chandelier from the 1970s. Original Kaiser Leuchten. Original tag. Kaiser Leuchten had th...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
By Carlo Nason
Located in Brussels, BE
Murano glass hanging lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason, 1960s
H 15.36 in. W 25.6 in. D 25.6 in.
Rare Vetri Murano Opal Glass Hanging Lamp, 1980
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Vienna, Vienna
Hanging lamp, Vetri Murano, 1980 Opal glass.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Rare Vetri Murano Opal Glass Hanging Lamp, 1980
  • Rare Vetri Murano Opal Glass Hanging Lamp, 1980
  • Rare Vetri Murano Opal Glass Hanging Lamp, 1980
  • Rare Vetri Murano Opal Glass Hanging Lamp, 1980
H 35.44 in. W 27.56 in. D 7.88 in.
LS 134 Medusa Glass Hanging Lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1960s
By Carlo Nason, Mazzega
Located in Lasne, BE
Hanging lamp in transparent glass. Adjustable height. Wear due to time and age of the chandelier.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Murano Glass

Italian Hanging Lamp Murano Glass Made by AvMazzega, 1990, Italy
By Angelo Vittorio Mazzega
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Italian hanging lamp Murano glass made by AvMazzega,1990 Italy. Italian hanging lamp Murano glass made by AvMazzega,1990 Italy. This lamp hangs on thin metal wires and there is an...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Milk Glass

Murano Vintage Pink White Ribbons Italian Art Glass Pendant Hanging Lamp Shade
By Dino Martens, Aureliano Toso
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage Murano hand blown pink and white ribbons Italian art glass hanging pendant lamp shade. Attributed to designer Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso. The alternating desig...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

60s 70s Brutalist Ceiling Lamp Hanging Lamp Iron & Murano Glass
Located in Neuenkirchen, NI
60s 70s Brutalist Ceiling Lamp Hanging Lamp Iron & Murano Glass 60s Object: ceiling lamp Manufacturer: Condition: good - vintage Age: around 1960-1970 Dimensions: D...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Metal

Hanging Lamp amber Murano glass Plates, Brushed Nickel frame by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
The ceiling lamp Tilight exalts the quality of the glass plates. The glass plate is widely used in the lighting sector; however it is not so often used in the manufacturing of custom...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

1970s Hanging Lamp by Stilnovo in Enameled Aluminium and Lattimo Murano Glass
By Stilnovo
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1970s vintage chandelier in enameled aluminum white globe Murano glass and chromed parts Electrical system set up Measures cm: H 70, D 30.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Hanging Lamp 10 Arms Light Grey Murano Glass, Black Lampshades by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
The design lamp Contrappunto is one of our lamps in the progressive catalogue that is inspired from the classic venetian tradition. Traditional are the black plissè silk lampshade...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Hanging Lamp Honey-White Murano Glass Plates, Brushed Nickel Frame by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
The ceiling lamp Tilight exalts the quality of the glass plates. The glass plate is widely used in the lighting sector; however it is not so often used in the manufacturing of custom...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Beautiful Art Deco Hanging Lamp, 1930, Italian, Material in Murano
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Hanging Lamp Material: Murano Style: Art Deco Country: Italy To take care of your property and the lives of our customers, the new wiring has been done. If you want to live in the...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1950s Italian Hanging Lamp
By Fontana Arte
Located in London, GB
An elegant hanging lamp in Murano Glass in the style of Fontana Arte with hardware in grass. Italy, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • 1950s Italian Hanging Lamp
  • 1950s Italian Hanging Lamp
  • 1950s Italian Hanging Lamp
  • 1950s Italian Hanging Lamp
H 37.41 in. Dm 8.08 in.
1960 Italian Hanging Lamp by La Murrina
By La Murrina
Located in London, GB
An Italian designed spherical Murano glass pendant with brass hardware signed by La Murrina.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Hanging Lamp by Kaiser Leuchten, 1960 Germany
By Kaiser
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Hollywood Regency hanging lamp by Kaiser Leuchten, 1960 Germany. Beautiful Hollywood Regency style hanging lamp from kaiser Leuchten, made in Germany with Italian Murano glass and...
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Vintage 1960s German Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Hollywood Regency Hanging Lamp by Kaiser Leuchten, 1960 Germany
  • Hollywood Regency Hanging Lamp by Kaiser Leuchten, 1960 Germany
  • Hollywood Regency Hanging Lamp by Kaiser Leuchten, 1960 Germany
  • Hollywood Regency Hanging Lamp by Kaiser Leuchten, 1960 Germany
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H 26.38 in. W 16.93 in. D 16.93 in.
Vintage Hanging Lamp Kalmar Franken KG, Model Citrus 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Vintage Hanging Lamp Kalmar Franken KG, Model Citrus 1960s A beautiful hanging lamp original Citrus lamp from Kalmar by Carlo Nason. This is a beautiful model of the Citrus hangin...
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Vintage 1960s German Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Hanging Lamp Model ui by Vistosi, Design by Alessandro Pianon 1960s
By Alessandro Pianon, Vistosi
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Beautiful orange hanging lamp, this model is also called Ui. (The shape of an Onion). These lamps are mouth blown and this is also called Murano glass. The inside is always white. Th...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

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Pair of Vistosi - Murano Hanging lamps
By Vistosi
Located in North Miami Beach, FL
Pair of Murano Glass hanging lamps made by Vistosi.<br /> Transparent and milky glass with an horizontal red glass application.<br /> The price is for the pair.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

1970s Mazzega Murano Hanging Lamp, Italy
By AVMazzega
Located in Berkel en Rodenrijs, NL
1970s Mazzega Murano hanging lamp from the 1970s. This Italian pendant lamp is made of chromed steel and handblown Murano glass. The handblown Murano glass is frosty, clear and a lit...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • 1970s Mazzega Murano Hanging Lamp, Italy
  • 1970s Mazzega Murano Hanging Lamp, Italy
  • 1970s Mazzega Murano Hanging Lamp, Italy
  • 1970s Mazzega Murano Hanging Lamp, Italy
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H 16.54 in. Dm 14.57 in.
Mid Century Modern Italian Murano Lino Tagliapietra Glass Hanging Pendant Lamp
By Lino Tagliapietra
Located in Miami, FL
All handblown black glass with applied red, white Latticino inlaid, Murano pendant Light fixture by Italian Master Lino Tagliapietra dating back to the 1970s. This piece is in excell...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Promemoria Higgs Hanging Lamps in Chrome and Murano Glass by Piero Castiglioni
By Promemoria
Located in Valmadrera (LC), IT
It has a composition of seven (pictured), nine or seventeen spheres in Murano glass, available in transparent, ametista or fume color. Inside there is a LED light source.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

AVeM Murano Murrine Hanging Lamp Pendant Light Fixture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Great hanging lamp by AVeM in Murano, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Murano Glass Hanging Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Chicago, IL
Murano glass white to clear to black hanging lamp. Attribution Stilnova.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp
  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp
  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp
  • Murano Glass Hanging Lamp
H 13 in. Dm 18.5 in.
Hanging Murano Glass Pendant Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of beautiful Murano hanging glass lamps. Half milk glass, half speckeld clear.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Flush Mount

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Aluminum

Large Italian Murano Style Hanging Gold Painted Pendant Lamp
By Formia Murano
Located in Houston, TX
Large Italian murano style hanging gold painted pendant lamp. Made circa 1940's with a carved wooden top. The painted gold and white glass is in great shape.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Rococo Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood, Glass

Mid-Century Murano Hanging Lamp
By Venini
Located in Hudson, NY
Large mid-century Murano hanging pendent art glass lamp, attibuted to Venini. Light measures 27"H x 6.5"W.
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Hanging Lamp by Vistosi, Italy, circa 1960
By Vistosi
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Unique hanging lamp, manufactured by Vistosi in Italy, circa 1960. This colourful piece is made from beautiful quality Murano glass in white, green en yellow. It has a beautiful c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

Hanging Lamp Murano Glass Ceiling Pendant, Italy, 1980
Located in Roma, IT
The original name of this traditional type of hanging lamp from Venice is cesendello. Our hanging lamp is made of hand blown colored glass vase components in yellow, green, pale pink...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Angelo Brotto White Murano Glass Chromed Hanging Lamp, Italy, 1950
By Angelo Brotto
Located in Madrid, ES
Hanging lamp made in chromed steel structure with Murano glass lamp shade.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

1960s Italian Mazzega Urano Glass and Chrome Hanging Lamp with Three Shades
By Mazzega
Located in London, GB
1960s Italian Murano glass and polished chrome hanging lamp by Mazzega with three opaque white and orange shades in the shape of eye-balls. Each one of the shades sits in a convex ch...
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Vintage 1960s Flush Mount

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Metal, Chrome, Wire

Hanging Lamp by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, Murano Crystal Brass Vintage, 1950s
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Milano, IT
A SP/16 hanging lamp designed by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce. Murano crystal sphere, lacquered brass structure. Manufactured in Italy, 1950s-1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Pendant Hanging Lamp by Koch & Lowy for Peill & Putzler Red Glass Art Deco Style
By Peill & Putzler, Koch & Lowy
Located in Vienna, AT
A very strong and expressive hanging lamp by Koch & Lowy for Peill & Putzler of the 1970s. The beautiful shiny and deep coloured glass surface gives a vivid impression of the pattern...
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Vintage 1970s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Venini Hanging Lamp by L.D. De Santillana, circa 1960, Italy
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Brussels, BE
Venini spherical hanging lamp, by Ludovico Diaz de Santillana, circa 1960, Italy. White and orange/red glass, patinated brass structure. Dimensions: Diameter 40 cm, height 106 cm. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Murano Glass and Chrome Hanging Lamp by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A 1960s Italian white with forest green outline Murano glass and chrome chain “Fazzoletto” by Mazzega. Newly rewired. We can add more chain if need. Dimensions: 19” diameter, 15” hig...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

White Murano Glass Hanging Pendant Lamp by Kalmar
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful hand blown flower shaped white Murano glass hanging pendant lamp design by Kalmar in the 1970s. Newly rewired. Lamp takes a regular Edison lightbulb 100w max. It has a l...
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Vintage 1970s German Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Modern Organic Handcrafted Murano Glass Italian Hanging Lamp, 1960
Located in Madrid, ES
Hanging lamp with metal structure and three light points and translucent vegetal shaped Murano glass pieces handmade.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal

Italian Hanging Lamp in Brass and Murano Glass, circa 1950s
By Fontana Arte
Located in London, GB
An elegant Italian hanging lamp in brass and murano glass in the style of Fontana Arte. Circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Bright Yellow Green Vintage Italian Art Glass Hanging Pendant Lamp Set
By Vistosi
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful pair of vintage Murano hand blown yellow with green spots Italian art glass hanging pendant lamp shades. Gives a great pop of color to any room. In the manner of the Vistos...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Venini Art Glass Hanging Pendant Lamp Murano
By Venini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Venini art glass hanging pendant lamp. Lamp is vintage 1960s, hand blown and signed by Venini, Murano. Fantastic colors and styling representative of era.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass

Tulip Hanging Lamp LS185 by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1960s
By Carlo Nason
Located in Brussels, BE
Tulip hanging lamp LS185 by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Italian Murano Hanging Fixture
Located in Chicago, IL
This hanging fixture has lights in the bowl of the fixture as well as up lights.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Glass

Italian Hanging Lamp, Murano Glass
Located in Berlin, DE
Oval shaped glass chandelier, Italy. 6 tier chandelier with hand made Murano glass pieces.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Italian Hanging Lamp, Murano Glass
  • Italian Hanging Lamp, Murano Glass
  • Italian Hanging Lamp, Murano Glass
  • Italian Hanging Lamp, Murano Glass
H 23.63 in. W 40.56 in. D 17.72 in.
Murano Glass Sputnik Hanging Lamp, Italy
Located in Berlin, DE
Large Sputnik chandelier with trilobi glass pieces in two different sizes, Italy. Chromed metal center with 40 Murano glass pieces. Condition: Excellent condition. Diameter: ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

  • Murano Glass Sputnik Hanging Lamp, Italy
  • Murano Glass Sputnik Hanging Lamp, Italy
  • Murano Glass Sputnik Hanging Lamp, Italy
  • Murano Glass Sputnik Hanging Lamp, Italy
H 58.27 in. W 41.34 in. D 41.34 in.
Large Italian Hanging Lamp by Gae Aulenti for Vistosi, 1970s
By Vistosi, Gae Aulenti
Located in Freiburg, DE
- Large pendant made of Murano glass - Height of the glass shade: 35 cm - Length of the cable: 54 cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Glass Hanging Lamps Murano For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the glass hanging lamps murano you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, metal and murano glass, every glass hanging lamps murano was constructed with great care. There are 21 variations of the antique or vintage glass hanging lamps murano you’re looking for, while we also have 1 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the glass hanging lamps murano you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A glass hanging lamps murano, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one glass hanging lamps murano that is appealing in its simplicity, but Carlo Nason, Mazzega Murano and Aldo Nason produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Glass Hanging Lamps Murano?

Prices for a glass hanging lamps murano start at $389 and top out at $12,655 with the average selling for $1,848.

On the Origins of Europe

Georg Jensen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Georg Jensen furniture there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. 952 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 446 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Georg Jensen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Georg Jensen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $19 and tops out at $269,950, while pieces like these can sell for $737 on average.

Furniture of the 20th Century

Gaetano Sciolari furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gaetano Sciolari collection of furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular.. We stock 687 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Gaetano Sciolari were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Gaetano Sciolari furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $153 and tops out at $28,437, while pieces like these can sell for $2,400 on average.

Materials: Glass Furniture

Woka Lamps furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our Woka Lamps collection, there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 42 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there are also 124 modern editions to choose from. Many of Woka Lamps' original furniture was created in the Art Nouveau style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . Prices for Woka Lamps furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $289 and tops out at $79,320, while pieces like these can sell for $3,900 on average.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants 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, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

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 light 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 that shares its name with 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 will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, 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 pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.

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