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Scandinavian Modern Green Glass Pendant Light Attrb. to Holmegaard, 1960's
By Holmegaard
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Green glass pendant light hanging on brass chains. The color of the glass changes to yellow when switched on.
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Green Glass Pendant Light by Peill Putzler, Germany, 1970
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
Green glass pendant light by Peill & Putzler, manufactured in Germany, circa the 1970s. High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired, and ready to use. The fixtu...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

1 of 5 Green Glass Pendant Light by Peill Putzler, Germany, 1970
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
1 of 5 Green glass pendant light by Peill & Putzler, manufactured in Germany, circa the 1970s. Wonderful light effect High quality and in very good condition. Cleaned, well-wired, ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Emerald Green Glass Pendant Light with Brass Pole and Fitter Rewired
Located in New York, NY
Circa 20th Century German made bell shaped glass shade with a striking emerald color. This pendant light comes complete with a U.S.A. made brass pole fitter and canopy. The price inc...
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20th Century German Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Green Glass Pendant Light by Herbert Proft for Glashütte Limburg 1970
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in TERHEIJDEN, NB
Beautiful dark green opaline glass pendant light by Glashütte Limburg from the 1970's designed by Herbert Proft. The green glass shade is held in place by a brass ring which lead...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vintage Rare Bright Green Glass Pendant Light by Peill and Putzler 1960
By Peill & Putzler
Located in TERHEIJDEN, NB
What - a - find! This rare green pendant light is made by the German company Peill and Putzler around 1960. This color is extremely rare but I was lucky enough to get one. Lights...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Green Glass Pendant Light 'Oplight' by Hans Agne Jakobsson for AB Markaryd 1960
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Staff Leuchten, AB Markaryd
Located in TERHEIJDEN, NB
Beautiful Swedish design by Hans Agne Jakobsson for AB Markaryd. Model is called Oplight and is produced around 1960. Has a cool green color and gives a very warm light. DIMENSION...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Green Cased Glass Pendant Light, circa 1960s
Located in San Francisco, CA
Green cased glass pendant light, circa 1960s. Shade is green and a white inside, when lit gives a nice glow (last 2 photos) glass shade is attached to a metal cylinder from which th...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Green Glass Bell Jar Pendant Light w/ Brass Hardware 3 Lights
Located in New York, NY
Original European antique hand blown glass bell jar pendant light with a deep green color and new brass hardware. and wiring This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scran...
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20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dark green enamel factory pendant from the de Ukraine. White inside. White opaline glass Diameter glass 24 cm Weight: 1.4 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps ...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Green Murano Glass Flowers and Brass Pendant Light
Located in Barntrup, DE
Italian Murano glass pendant light from the 1960s. This adorable and compact pendant light fixture features a lampshade made of green glass flowers and white glass pearls in the styl...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Wonderful Green Opal Glass Pendant Light, Peill & Putzler, Germany, 1970s
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Aachen, NRW
A special form of opal glass pendant designed by Koch & Lowy for Peill & Putzler, manufactured in Germany, circa 1970s. Wonderful light effect. Sockets: One x E27 standard bulb...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

Green Enamel Vintage American Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
American industrial factory pendant light. Green enamel white interior. Metal top Clear glass Weight 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Gray Green Vintage Industrial Striped Clear Glass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Grey green industrial pendant. Aluminum with Bakelite top. Clear striped glass. Weight: 1.00 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by int...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Green Enameled Industrial Pendant Light, 1950s
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint green enameled pendant light from Ukraine with the original prismatic glass on the top. Glass plate on the bottem. Rewired, tested and ready to use.
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Vintage 1960s Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

  • Green Enameled Industrial Pendant Light, 1950s
  • Green Enameled Industrial Pendant Light, 1950s
  • Green Enameled Industrial Pendant Light, 1950s
  • Green Enameled Industrial Pendant Light, 1950s
H 23.63 in. W 22.84 in. D 22.84 in.
Sputnik Green Pendant Light, Opal Glass, Germany, 1970s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Aachen, NRW
Wonderful Sputnik pendant light made by Kaiser Leuchten, Germany, circa 1970-1979. Great Atomium-shaped chandelier with 6 opal glasses. High quality and in very good condition. C...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Metal

Emerald Green Glass Flower Light Fixture 
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950's green Murano millefiori light fixture with 8 Edison interior lights. Measurements: Present drop: 13" Diameter: 39.5".
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Bespoke Organic Amethyst Gray Green Murano Glass Brass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Fun and elegant Italian contemporary custom made pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of a succession of elements: handcut jewel like reeded ...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Antique Green Hand Blown Glass Bell Jar Pendant Light Brass Finished Hardware
Located in New York, NY
Antique early 20th Century hand blown green glass bell jar pendant light fixture with a matching lid. New brass finished hardware. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Gamma B Pendant Light in Green
By Mason Editions
Located in Milan, IT
Drawing inspiration from ancient astronomy, this light pendant from the Gamma series emulates the third brightest star in the Milky Way galaxy. Named after the third letter of the Gr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Gamma B Pendant Light in Green
H 19.3 in. W 4.73 in. D 4.73 in.
Murano, Italy 1960's Green & Blue Hand Blown Glass Pendant Light
By AVMazzega
Located in New York, NY
An absolutely stunning Italian 1960's pendant light featuring a hand blown glass shade. The shade has in a rounded tear drop shape. It is hand blown on the island of Murano in white ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Antique Green Glass Bell Jar Pendant Light w Lid and Brass Hardware
Located in New York, NY
Antique original hand blown green glass bell jar and lid pendant light from Europe. Features new brass hardware and wiring. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scrant...
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20th Century European Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Green Glass 15-Light Chandelier
Located in San Francisco, CA
A green, candlestick-style chandelier with two tiers of curving arms, honeycomb-colored candle covers, and crystal garlands. The body is comprised of green-tinted glass with glass an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Plastic, Acrylic

Green Glass Bell Jar Pendant Light Signed Val Saint Lambert, Late 1800s
By Val Saint Lambert
Located in New York, NY
Antique hand-blown bell jar made in Belgium by Val Saint Lambert and stamped "Best Crystal Glass". This green pendant light comes complete with the stamped bell jar attached to a new...
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Antique Late 19th Century Belgian Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Small Lime Green Happy Pendant Light, Hand Blown Glass - Made to Order
By Siemon & Salazar
Located in Santa Ana, CA
Small lime green happy pendant light, hand blown glass by Siemon & Salazar, canopy included Glass measures 4.5”T x 4.5”W These works play with the reflective and malleable qualities...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Antique Green Glass Pumpkin Bell Jar Pendant Light Brass Hardware with 3 Lights
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century antique original hand blown green glass bell jar pendant light. "Pumpkin" design. Three lighst. Small quantity available at time of posting. Please inquire. Priced...
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Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Brass

Bespoke Italian Organic Amethyst Gray Green Murano Glass Brass Pendant Light
By Cosulich Interiors & Antiques
Located in New York, NY
Fun and elegant Italian contemporary custom made pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of a succession of elements: handcut jewel like reeded ...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Industrial Porcelain Green Enamel Pendant Light with Ribbed Clear Glass, 1970s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Vintage industrial light made in former Soviet Union during the 1970s.It features white porcelain top, a green enamel shade with white enamel interior and ribbed clear glass cover. T...
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Vintage 1970s Russian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Green Industrial Soviet Pendant Light, 1960s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Green industrial light with massive protective glass bulb. Made in former Soviet Union during the 1960s. It features cast aluminium body with bakelite top and clear glass cover. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Russian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Bespoke Italian Organic Amethyst Gray Green Murano Glass Brass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Fun and elegant Italian contemporary custom made pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of a succession of elements: handcut jewel like reeded ...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

‘Liquid Pendant Jade’ Handmade Green Gradient Glass & Satin Brass Ceiling Light
By Eva Menz for Atelier001
Located in London, GB
Inspired by water ripples and reflections, each Liquid glass shade is handmade by a London-based master glassblower with decades of experience in glassmaking. Small variations in the...
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2010s British Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Green Murrine Glass Pendant Light by Gae Aulenti for Vistosi
By Vistosi, Gae Aulenti
Located in London, GB
Hand blown Murano shade with applied murrhines. by Gae Aulenti for Vistosi. Gae Aulenti was known for transforming historic public buildings into world renown museum spaces S...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Green Pendant Light by Dechem Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Green pendant light by Dechem Studio Dimensions: D 56 x H 180 cm Materials: Brass, glass. Also available: Different colours and sizes available Named after the series of succes...
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2010s Czech Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Green Pendant Light by Dechem Studio
  • Green Pendant Light by Dechem Studio
  • Green Pendant Light by Dechem Studio
  • Green Pendant Light by Dechem Studio
H 70.87 in. Dm 22.05 in.
Gamma D Pendant Light In Green/Gray
By Mason Editions
Located in Milan, IT
Meticulously designed and handcrafted, this light pendant will radiate warmth and elegance in a highly modern interior. Created by designer Serena Confalonieri, this eclectic pendant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Gamma D Pendant Light In Green/Gray
H 24.61 in. W 4.73 in. D 4.73 in.
Gamma E Pendant Light In Green/Black
By Mason Editions
Located in Milan, IT
Casting a warm, effervescent glow in a modern interior, this whimsical light pendant will infuse sculptural charm into any living room decor. This modular design by Serena Confalonie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Gamma E Pendant Light In Green/Black
H 33.86 in. W 4.73 in. D 4.73 in.
Custom Italian Crystal Gold and Gray Green Murano Glass Brass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Fun and elegant bespoke contemporary Venetian pendant / chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of brass accents and a succession of elements with flowi...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Gold, Brass

Awesome Venetian Murano Pendant Light w. Mouth Blown Bluish Green Glass in Frame
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful color and practical size Italian fixture with mouth blown glass in a wrought iron frame. If you are looking for a rare and truly stylish Murano light fixture to grace y...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Trave Pendant Light Green by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Trave pendant light green by Bert Frank Dimensions: 60-200 x 30 x 6 cm Materials: Brass, glass, marble Available in green or white colors. Suspended from a reeded, fluted brass ste...
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2010s British Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Marble, Brass

  • Trave Pendant Light Green by Bert Frank
  • Trave Pendant Light Green by Bert Frank
  • Trave Pendant Light Green by Bert Frank
  • Trave Pendant Light Green by Bert Frank
H 78.75 in. W 11.82 in. D 2.37 in.
Set of Emerald Green Glass Light Fixtures, Sold Individually
Located in New York, NY
A set of three circa 1930's blown emerald green Murano glass light fixtures with 3 candelabras interior lights. Measurements: Diameter: 10.75" Drop: 12".
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Vintage 1930s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Rare German Mid-Century Green Murano Glass Pendant Light by Doria, circa 1970
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A beautiful Mid-Century Bubble glass pendant light by Doria Leuchten, Germany. Made in the later half of the 1960s to early 1970s, this gorgeous pendant features wonderfully made, mo...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Copper

Green Sphaerae Pendant Light by Dechem Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Green Sphaerae pendant light by Dechem Studio Dimensions: D 20 x H 180 cm Materials: Brass, metal, glass. Also available: Different finishes and colours available Only one homo...
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2010s Czech Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Early 20th C. Cast Bronze & Green Amber Slag Glass Hex Paneled Pendant Light
Located in San Francisco, CA
Arts & Crafts Peroid, Craftsman style, chandelier/pendant with Art Nouveau and Gothic influences. Rich amber and green slag, art glass shade. Detailed castings . 55" of chunky, hand-...
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Vintage 1910s American Arts and Crafts Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Antique Green Glass Bell Jar Light with Brass Hardware
Located in New York, NY
Antique hand blown green glass bell jar pendant light newly rewired with brass hardware. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton, PA. Measures: 9.5 in.
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Early 20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stilnovo style Chandelier, Light Green Glass & Brass
By Stilnovo
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern elongated chandelier with light green glass and brass; attributed to Stilnovo, Italy 1960s. The vintage Italian chandelier has 8 medium base lights, and is rewire...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1970's Green and Smoked Glass Pendant Light in the Style of Fontana Arte, Italy
By Fontana Arte
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Italian Mid-Century Modern architectural pendant light with four sided chrome frame. Comprised of dual teardrop glass shades in hues of smoked gray and green. The chandelier has orig...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Set of 2 Green Pendant Light by Dechem Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Green Pendant Light by Dechem Studio Dimensions: D 56 x H 180 cm Materials: Brass, Glass. Also Available: Different colours and sizes available Named after the series ...
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2010s Czech Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Matte Green Sphaerae Pendant Light by Dechem Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Matte Green Sphaerae Pendant Light by Dechem Studio Dimensions: D 20 x H 180 cm Materials: Brass, Metal, Glass. Also Available: Different finishes and colours available, Only o...
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2010s Czech Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Three-Light Nile Green Glass Pendant in the Style of Fontana Arte
By Fontana Arte
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, 1950s. This pendant features thick Nile green hammered glass lampshades and varnished metal parts. Fontana Arte used the same glasses with the same thickness. The metal pa...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large light green Murano glass chandelier, Italy
By Vistosi
Located in Dallas, TX
Large Mid Century Modern Murano glass Drum chandelier, in the manner of Vistosi. Italy 1980s The chandelier has a brass canopy. It's made of light green textured Murano glasses, cu...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Modern Murano Glass 8 Light Chandelier in Fontana Green
Located in Dallas, TX
Stylish modern 8 light Murano glass chandelier in Fontana green. Beautiful glistening hand blown glass in such a pretty color! A true work of art!.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Limpid Light S Jade Standard, Green Decorative Light, Hand Blown Glass, Europe
By Vantot
Located in Eindhoven, NL
To order the Full-swing version please check our storefront. The Limpid Lights collection, a series of lighting objects that incorporate movement as a key element of its design. By ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Green Industrial Soviet Bunker Pendant Light with Iron Grid, 1960s
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Vintage Industrial lamp from the 1960s - Made in former Soviet Union - Green iron top and grid - Stripped glass cover - The socket requires E 27/ E26 lightbulbs - New wire ...
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Vintage 1960s Russian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Limpid Light S Jade Full-swing, Green Decorative Light, Hand Blown Glass, Europe
By Vantot
Located in Eindhoven, NL
The Limpid Lights collection, a series of lighting objects that incorporate movement as a key element of its design. By moving the light source away from, or closer to the lighting ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Green Cast Iron Italian Vintage Industrial Ship Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Green gray Italian cast iron ship light. 2x E27 / E26 Note : Heavy metal! Weight: 21.00 kg / 46.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by intern...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Pinch Kiwi Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in the USA
By Niche
Located in Beacon, NY
Blending the elements of shapes and hues, the curvaceous Pinch pendant brings playful balance and to any space. Every single glass pendant light that comes from Niche is handblown by...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Helio Chroma Kiwi Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in the USA
By Niche
Located in Beacon, NY
With a vivid array of options in both transparent and opaque glass colors, the compact yet versatile Helio Series charms and delights. The Helio pendant is sleek enough to stand on i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Helio Chroma Jade Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in the USA
By Niche
Located in Beacon, NY
With a vivid array of options in both transparent and opaque glass colors, the compact yet versatile Helio Series charms and delights. The Helio pendant is sleek enough to stand on i...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

French Art Deco Chandelier in Brass, Copper & Frosted Green Glass 5-Light Shades
Located in Coimbra, PT
French Art Deco chandelier in brass, copper anodized aluminium and frosted green ruffled glass shades Measures: Diameter 28 in/ 70 cm Height 32 in (chain=10 in) / 80 cm (chain=25 cm...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Aluminum

Light Green Murano Glass Extra Large Chandelier, Mid-Century Modern
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Extra large Murano glass chandelier, attributed to Venini, Italy 1970s. The Mid Century Modern chandelier is handmade, in a light transparent green Murano glass. It has chrome moun...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Danish Midcentury Textured Green Glass Ceiling Light from Vitrika, 1960s
By Vitrika
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This pendant light was designed and manufactured by Danish design trio Vitrika in the 1960s. The name Vitrika, or Vi-Tri-Ka means 'The three of us can do it'. The lamp features a oli...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

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Green Glass Pendant Light For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic green glass pendant light available at 1stDibs. A green glass pendant light — often made from glass, metal and blown glass — can elevate any home. Find 106 options for an antique or vintage green glass pendant light now, or shop our selection of 36 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the green glass pendant light you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A green glass pendant light, designed in the Industrial, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Vistosi, Artemide and Ernesto Gismondi each produced at least one beautiful green glass pendant light that is worth considering.

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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.