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

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Glass

Modernist Handblown Smoked Murano Glass Starburst Chandelier in Polished Nickel
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
This stunning modernist Sputnik chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Stunning Smoked Grey Hand Blown Murano Glass Spiked Starburst Chandelier
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
This stunning smoked grey Murano glass spiked starburst chandelier was hand blown in Italy circa 2000. It features an abundance of spiked rods emanating from its center in alternatin...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Midcentury Organic Polished Chrome and Smoked Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
This handsome Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized by the celebrated Italian design firm, Mazzega, circa 1970. It features four oblong cylindrical forms in translucent smoked M...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Convex Smoked Murano Glass & Chrome Chandelier by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production- by the stori...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Sputnik Smoked Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
An Italian smoked Murano glass Sputnik chandelier. This fixture has multiple smoked glass circular elements, each handblown using the “stampato” technique. We couldn’t resist the sof...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Smoked Grey Glass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Italian Murano glass chandelier with two-tiers holding a total of 15 pristine, handblown branches. Each branch ends in a blossoming bobeche, holding one candelabra base bulb. Rewired...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

Murano Smoked Mercury Glass Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Italian handblown Murano glass chandelier in a rich, smoked gray glass with mercury glass top and bottom cups and clear glass rings. Uniquely shaped stem and two tiers of six curving...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

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

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Murano Glass

Murano Smoked Glass Chandelier by Barbini
By Barbini
Located in Austin, TX
Beautiful Murano glass chandelier in hand blown pewter toned glass, adorned with leaves and twelve branches, by Barbini. 12 candelabra sockets, rewired to US standards.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Tiered 1970s Smoked Glass Murano Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful tiered 1970s smoked glass Murano chandelier with 114 tronchi glass pieces and nine lights.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Smoked Glass Chandelier by Seguso
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Austin, TX
Murano smoked glass chandelier with six branches and whimsical leaves rising from a central base. Six candelabra lights, rewired for the US. Height to top of glass canopy is 45.75". ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Kalmar Smoked Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Graz, AT
A very nice pendant light in the form of a flower by Kalmar Franken manufactured in Mid-Century, crica 1970. The four handmade and melted Murano glasses in a smoke or amber tone look...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Custom Smoke Murano Glass Spike Sputnik Chandelier
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Smoke Murano glass spike sputnik chandelier with polished brass frame. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass colors.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

Smoke and Clear Murano Glass Spike Sputnik Chandelier
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Smoke and clear Murano glass spike Sputnik chandelier with polished brass finish frame. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass colors.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Impressively Large Venini Style, Smoke Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This chandelier is simply superb. Comprised of over 100 individual handblown rigged rectangular Murano glass pendants suspended from a chrome frame. Wired for U.S. use. This chandeli...
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Large Tiered Oval Smoked Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large oval smoked glass Murano chandelier with eight tiers of rectangular glass and sixteen-light.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Murano Smoked Glass Chandelier by Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Murano glass chandelier by Kalmar, 1970s Smoked swirl ice glass, clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light goldish amber-colored stripe in it. It needs 5 x E14 sma...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Enormous Clear and Smoke Murano Spike Glass Sputnik Chandelier
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Enormous clear and smoke Murano spike glass sputnik chandelier in nickel finish. Each glass piece is handmade and about 1.5" square x 12" long. Customization is available in differen...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Large Murano Smoked Glass Chandelier by Kalmar, Austria, 1970s
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Aachen, DE
Stunning Murano glass chandelier by Kalmar, 1970s Smoked swirl ice glass, clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light goldish amber-colored stripe in it. It needs 5 x E14 sma...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Venini Mid-Century Modern Smoked Crystal Murano Glass Chandelier, 1970
By Venini
Located in Murano, Venezia
Elegant Venetian glass chandelier with six lights color smoked and crystal. This fantastic chandelier with a golden finish. Attributed to Venini and executed in the circa 1970s. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass

Modernist Smoked Grey Hand Blown Murano Glass Spiked Starburst Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Murano glass spiked starburst chandelier was hand blown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Mid-Century Modern Smoked Murano Glass Abstracted Floral Form Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy, the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production, circa 1970. It fea...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Smoked Citrine and White Murano Glass Chandelier Vistosi Attributed
By Vistosi
Located in New York, NY
This sophisticated Mid-Century Modern chandelier attributed to Vistosi, and hand blown in Murano, Italy circa 1970. It features two tiers of glass discs, suspended from a handcrafted...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Elegant Murano Tube Chandelier, 62 Transparent and Smoked Glasses
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Elegant Italian chandelier made from 62 beautiful Murano transparent and smoked glass tubes. The armor polished nickel supports 62 large shaded multicolored glass tubes in a star sha...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Clear and Smoke Murano Glass Spike Sputnik Chandelier in Polished Nickel
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Custom clear and smoke Murano glass spike Sputnik chandelier in polished nickel. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass colors.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

1960 Italy Fontana Arte attr. Sputnik Chandelier Smoked Murano Glass & Chrome
By Fontana Arte
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant sputnik chandelier with smoked cut Murano glass on a chromed brass frame. A real eye-catcher and an excellent example of art glass from Italy. Manufactured by Fontana Arte at...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

Clear and Smoke Murano Spike Glass Sputnik Chandelier With Metal Spheres
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
Custom clear and smoke Murano spike glass Sputnik chandelier with metal spheres. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass color combination.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Large Venini Style Taupe Smoke Murano Glass Round Chandelier, Italy, 2020
By Venini
Located in New York, NY
This custom made large Italian round chandelier is comprised of over 100 individual handcasted ridged rectangular Murano glass pendants suspended from a white frame and cascading dow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Murano Glass

Italian Modern 24-Light Brass & Smoked Ivory Gold Murano Glass Round Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary custom made circular chandelier of Minimalist geometric design with a Mid-Century Modern Sputnik inspiration, entirely handcrafted in Italy. The brass structure is decor...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Clear Smoked and Opaque Ivory Murano Glass and Brass Sputnik Chandelier, Italy
Located in New York, NY
Unique Sputnik or starburst chandelier consisting of hand blown, ivory and smoked taupe Murano glass globes or spheres of various sizes in both clear and opaque glass finish. Each gl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of Murano glass smoked pendants from Italy. Each fixture features pieces of light smoked hand blown glass components hanging from a gilt brass structure. They have been newly wi...
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2010s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

  • Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
  • Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
  • Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
  • Pair of Murano Glass Smoked Pendants
H 12 in. W 13.5 in. D 13.5 in.
Pair of Murano Chandeliers 86 Trasparent and Smoked Quadriedri Prism, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 86 Murano crystal trasparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame.The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late XX century Di...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Italian Chandeliers Transparent and Smoked Triedri, Murano
By Venini
Located in Budapest, HU
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size and color (transparent and smoked) Period:...
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1950s Style Skyscraper Chandelier Murano Blown Glass Clear Amber Smoke Italian
By Venini
Located in London, GB
An outstanding "Skyscraper" Triedri chandelier made in Murano Italy Blown glass "Triedri" components mix trio of colors amber, clear, mink on a steel metal structure. Adjustable heig...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Stainless Steel

Gold Leaf and Smoked Murano Glass Flower Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Brass starburst pendant composed of smoked and gold leaf Murano glass flowers. Also available in pink/white.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Rectilinear Hand Blown Smoked Amber Glass "Mosaic" by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and refined Mid-Century Modern chandelier was realized by the legendary atelier, Mazzega, in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for its superlati...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Stainless Steel

Murano Chandelier 86 Transparent and Smoked Quadriedri Prism
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 86 Murano crystal transparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The shape of this chandelier is spiral. Period: late 20th century...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Contemporary Crystal Black and White Smoked Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Fun and elegant Italian pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of a succession of elements: black opaline glass and brass spheres, a hand-cut j...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold

Vintage Murano Chandelier, 107 Prism Triedri, Trasparent and Smoked
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 107 Murano crystal prism "triedri" in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are two different size and colour (trasparent and smoked) Period: ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Modernist Handblown Murano Smoked Honey Glass Sputnik with Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
This graphic and sophisticated Sputnik was hand blown in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass production. It features an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Modernist Handblown Murano Smoked Bronze Glass and Polished Brass Sputnik
Located in New York, NY
This graphic and dramatic sputnik chandelier was handblown by our atelier in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass produc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Three-Tier Smoked and Clear Tronchi Chandelier with Chrome Fittings
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century modernist three-tier smoked and clear tronchi chandelier with chrome fittings. Staggered clear and smoked Murano glass tronchi pendants form three descending tiers whic...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Modernist Starburst Chandelier with Clear, Smoked and Graphite Glass Obelisks
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic modernist chandelier was realized in Murano, Italy- the islands off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for their superlative quality glass. It featu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Smoked Glass and Brass Chandelier Attributed to Vistosi, Italy, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rijssen, NL
A gorgeous three tiers hanging light fixture, attributed to Vistosi, Italy, manufactured in circa 1970 (late 1960s-early 1970s). With graduated tiers of smoked round facet chapped gl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Modernist Hand Blown Murano Smoked Bronze Glass and Polished Brass Sputnik
Located in New York, NY
This graphic and dramatic Sputnik chandelier was hand blown by our atelier in Murano, Italy- the island off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for its superlative glass produ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Smoked Glass and Brass Chandelier Attributed to Vistosi, Italy, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rijssen, NL
A gorgeous three tiers hanging light fixture, attributed to Vistosi, Italy, manufactured in circa 1970 (late 1960s-early 1970s). With graduated tiers of smoked round facet chapped gl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Huge Murano Chandelier Trasaparent and Smoked Triedri, 184 Prism, Mariangela M
By Venini
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Fantastic vintage Murano chandelier made by 184 Murano crystal trasaparent and smoked prism in a nickel metal frame. The glasses are transparent, blue, smoky, purple, green, yellow a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Smoked Glass and Brass Chandelier Attributed to Vistosi, Italy, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rijssen, NL
A gorgeous four tiers hanging light fixture, attributed to Vistosi, Italy, manufactured in circa 1970, (late 1960s and early 1970s). With graduated tiers of smoked round facet chaped...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Vintage Renato Toso Murano Domed Smoke Art Glass Hanging Pendant Light, 1970s
By Renato Toso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Renato Toso Murano Domed smoke art glass hanging pendant light, 1970s smoke grey color out side, opaline white inside with a clear edge. Polished chrome fixture and chain. Di...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Handcrafted Smoke Taupe Grey Murano Glass and Brass Pendants, Italy
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind pair of Murano glass and brass pendants, handcrafted in Venice, Italy. A smoked taupe grey Murano glass globe is stacked with various Murano glass decorative elements, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Smoked Grey Taupe Murano Glass and Brass Pendant Light, Italy, Pair Available
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind Murano glass and brass pendant, handmade in Venice, Italy, for Karina Gentinetta. A Smokey grey taupe Murano glass globe forms the base of this pendant with multiple Mu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Set of Large Kalmar Chandeliers Citrus Swirl Smoked Glass, Austria, 1969
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of high quality Murano glass chandeliers by Kalmar, 1960s smoked swirl ice glass, clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light gold dish amber colored stripe in it. Kalmar...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Large Kalmar Chandeliers Citrus Swirl Smoked Glass, Austria, 1969
By J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
Pair of high quality Murano glass chandeliers by Kalmar, 1960s smoked swirl ice glass, clear twisted crystal glass panels with a light gold dish amber colored stripe in it. Kalmar...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1960 Italy Mazzega Tulip Pendant Lamp Smoked Murano Glass by Carlo Nason
By AVMazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant tulip pendant lamp with four Murano glass petals designed in organic form by Carlo Nason. The partly grey, smoke-coloured and clear Murano glasses are cantilevered around a c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

20th Century Italian Venetian Six-Light Chandelier with Floral Sprays, 1940s
By Murano 5
Located in Roma, RM
Italian Venetian chandelier, Murano, 1940 circa, six light. Fantastic the play of colors of the glasses blue and the red and blue flowers, a remarkable work of art by the masters of...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Smoked Glass

Pair of Smoked Grey Taupe Murano Glass and Brass Pendant Lights, Italy, 2020
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind pair of Murano glass and brass pendants, handmade in Venice, Italy. A smoked grey taupe Murano glass globe forms the base of this pendant with multiple Murano clear and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Smoked Glass and Brass Chandelier in the Style of Vistosi, Italy, 1970
By Vistosi
Located in Rijssen, NL
A gorgeous five tiers hanging light fixture, attributed to Vistosi with graduated tiers of smoked round facet chapped glass discs framed by half-moon shaped brass. The chandelier is ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

1950s Murano Tronchi Ceiling Light Clear Smoked Amber Blown Glass Components
By Barovier&Toso
Located in London, GB
A stunning, beautiful and very elegant midcentury ceiling light Tubi Irregolari multi-color blown Murano glass "tronchi" components amber, clear and smoked on a metal structure. In t...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Smoked Glass and Brass Chandelier in the Style of Vistosi, Italy
By Vistosi
Located in Rijssen, NL
A gorgeous four tiers hanging light fixture, attributed to Vistosi with graduated tiers of smoked round facet chapped glass discs framed by half moon shaped brass. The chandelier is ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

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Murano Glass Chandelier Smoked For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the murano glass chandelier smoked you’re looking for. A murano glass chandelier smoked — often made from glass, murano glass and metal — can elevate any home. There are 38 variations of the antique or vintage murano glass chandelier smoked you’re looking for, while we also have 60 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer murano glass chandelier smoked, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A murano glass chandelier smoked is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Arts and Crafts styles are sought with frequency. A well-made murano glass chandelier smoked has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Fabio Ltd, Kalmar Lighting and Venfield are consistently popular.

How Much are Murano Glass Chandelier Smoked?

Prices for a murano glass chandelier smoked can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1,500 and can go as high as $24,081, while the average can fetch as much as $6,300.

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.