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Palmette Chandelier Barovier & Toso Style, Murano
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Extraordinary set of Four Palmette chandeliers in the style of Barovier & Toso. Each chandelier is composed of 58 leaves.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amazing Tronchi Chandelier Style Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Murano
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Budapest, HU
The chandelier include precious 78 tronchi Murano glass 30 has cm long. Measures: 70.90 inches (180 cm) height with chain, 35.45 inches (90 cm) height without chain, 33.50 inches (85...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Chandelier by Aldo Nason for Mazzega Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega, Aldo Nason
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Ribbon model chandelier or ceiling pendant light by the designer Aldo Nason for Mazzega, blown Murano glass, metal chrome. Famous manufacture like Carlo Nason, Venini, Vistosi, VeArt...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Murano Hand Blown Glass in Wrought Iron Frame Pendant or Lantern, Venice, Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely vintage Venetian hand blown clear glass in wrought iron frame pendant or lantern, Italy, 1930s. This pendant is for indoor and outdoor use. One E27 light socket for a large...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron, Metal

Pink Tronchi Murano Glass Chandelier by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, 1970s
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing chandelier includes precious pink tronchi Murano glasses 20 cm long. Nickel-plated metal structure on three levels, Perfect vintage condition. Available 8 chandeliers and ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Gold and Ice Tronchi Murano Glass Chandelier by Venini 1970s
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing pair chandelier includes precious gold Amber color and Clear tronchi Murano glasses 20 cm long. Nickel-plated metal structure on three levels, Perfect vintage condition. Avai...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amazing Pair of Tronchi Murano Glass Chandelier by Toni Zuccheri x Venini 1960s
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier includes precious 48 tronchi Murano glass 35 cm long. Measures: Diameter 60 cm, height 100 cm. 16 lights.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gold and Ice Tronchi Murano Glass Chandelier by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, 1970s
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing chandelier includes precious gold Amber color and Clear tronchi Murano glasses 20 cm long. Nickel-plated metal structure on three levels, Perfect vintage condition. Availa...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Pink Tronchi Murano Glass Chandelier by Toni Zuccheri for Venini, 1970s
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier includes precious pink tronchi Murano glasses 20 cm long. Nickel-plated metal structure on three levels, Perfect vintage condition. Available 8 chandeliers and 4 p...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Murano Disc Chandelier by Vistosi, Murano, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular pair of chandelier by Vistosi made of 50 pink Murano discs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Murano Disc Chandelier by Vistosi, Murano, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular pair of chandelier by Vistosi made of 50 pink Murano discs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Giant Italian Chandeliers, Murano
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Budapest, HU
The chandelier is made by 389 alternating "tronchi" ice, snow and amber. The effect is of majestically elegance.
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1990s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Charming Murano Disc Chandelier by Vistosi, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular chandelier by Vistosi made of 50 Murano discs honey color put on five floors.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Charming Murano Disc Chandelier by Vistosi, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular chandelier by Vistosi made of 50 Murano discs white and violet put on five floors.  
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Majestic Murano Palmette Chandelier, 1970s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of luxury Palmette Murano glass chandelier made with 94 original crystal glasses attributed to Barovier & Toso. Gold metal frame. Available also a pair and a pair of sconces. ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Giant Italian Chandelier Toni Zuccheri for Venini Style, Murano
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Budapest, HU
The chandelier is made by "tronchi esagonali" emerald. The effect is of majestically elegance.
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Pink Amethyst Murano Disc Chandelier, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular pair of Vistosi chandelier, each made with 50 pink Murano discs. Available also with a withe or amber discs. Chrome frame with nine E14 light bulbs. Adaptable to any el...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Giant Italian Chandeliers Toni Zuccheri for Venini Style, Murano
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Budapest, HU
Each chandelier is made by "tronchi esagonali" Emerald. The effect is of majestically elegance.
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Giant Italian Chandeliers Toni Zuccheri for Venini Style, Murano
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Budapest, HU
Each chandelier is made by "tronchi esagonali" Fuxia. The effect is of majestically elegance.
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Fantastic Pair of Charming Disc Chandelier by Vistosi, Murano, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Each chandelier is made of 50 Murano discs violet put on five floors.  
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Giant Italian Chandelier, Style of Toni Zuccheri for Venini, Made in Murano
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Budapest, HU
The chandelier is made by 389 alternating "tronchi" ice, snow and amber. The effect is of majestically elegance.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Two Murano Glass Blown Out Gilt Metal Mounted Pendants
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Atlanta, GA
Two Murano glass blown out gilt metal mounted pendants, each one of 9" x 9" globe with the glass fused in relief to the gilt metal wire work, with a 24" chain. The chain can be short...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Blown Glass and Metal Chandelier Produced by Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
This chandelier is made in blown glass and chromed metal. It is in perfect original condition and it is ready to give a beautiful ambiance to any room. Measure: Diameter 80 cm H...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Chandelier Murano Glass Cube and Metal by Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Chandelier ceiling pendant light lamp in metal chrome and blown opal Murano glass cube by the editor Mazzega Murano. Adjustable in height. Measurements indicated as its long on photo...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Very Cool and Pretty, Mouth Blown Venetian Murano Glass in Metal Frame Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Remarkable little, 1920s Murano light fixture. One of the reasons why we think we have the best job in the world is that we keep finding beautiful and all handcrafted antiques that ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

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

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Metal

Space Age Sputnik Chrome Cascade Blown Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Coimbra, PT
Vintage midcentury 1960s Italian Space Age chrome Cascade six-light pendant ceiling lamp/ white hand blown art glass globes. Measures: Diameter 20 in/ 50 cm Height 47.3 in/ 120 cm...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Space Age Sputnik Chrome Cascade Blown Murano Glass Chandelier by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in Coimbra, PT
Vintage midcentury 1960s Italian Space Age chrome Cascade six-light pendant ceiling lamp/ white hand blown art glass globes. Measures: Diameter 20 in/ 50 cm Height 47.3 in/ 120 cm We...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

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

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Metal

  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
  • Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
H 20.48 in. Dm 17.33 in.
Murano Blown Glass Chandelier
By AVMazzega
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian Murano glass ball chandelier. Diameter: 40cm.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Murano Blown Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Blown Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Blown Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Blown Glass Chandelier
H 33.47 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Chandelier Torpedo Glass Metal by Carlo Nason for Mazzega Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega, Carlo Nason
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare large Torpedo model, chandelier ceiling pendant light lamp by Carlo Nason the brother of Aldo Nason, 18 lights. Blown Murano glass, metal chrome. Famous manufacture like Venini,...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Austrian Vintage Blown Glass Ceiling Light Pendant or Flush Mount, 1960s
By Kalmar Lighting, Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful midcentury handblown textured Murano glass pendant or flush mount by JT Kalmar for Franken KG. Austria, 1960s. Lamp sockets: One E27 (US E26). Height (Body): 9.85 in.
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Chandelier Ice Murano Glass Metal by Aldo Nason for Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega, Aldo Nason
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Very rare ice chandelier ceiling pendant light by Aldo Nason for the manufacture Mazzega Murano. Blown bubble glass. Famous manufacture like Venini, Vistosi, La Murrina, Seguso, Carl...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Chandelier Murano Glass and Metal by Aldo Nason for Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega, Aldo Nason
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Three rings model of chandelier or ceiling pendant light by Aldo Nason for Mazzega, blown bubble Murano glass, nickeled metal structure. Famous design like Carlo Nason, Venini, Visto...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Nickel

Murano Blown Amber Glass Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Murano blown amber glass chandelier, Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Murano Blown Amber Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Blown Amber Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Blown Amber Glass Chandelier
  • Murano Blown Amber Glass Chandelier
H 14.97 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Venini 1960s Cylinder Crystal and White Murano Glass Round Chandelier on Nickel
By Murano 5
Located in New York, NY
A pair is available, midcentury design organic chandelier, entirely handcrafted in Italy by Venini. The chrome color metal structure supports cylindrical glass tubes of waved shape i...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Nickel

Manubri Murano Glass Chandelier 'clear/ slightly tinted/ smoke glass'
By Laguna Murano
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Large Manubri glass chandelier, Murano, Italy. Chandelier with moulded 'Manubri' glass pieces in a variety of shades. Clear, slightly tinted and smoked glass pieces are available....
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mazzega Murano Amber Glass Skyfall Chandelier, Italy, 1960s
By Mazzega
Located in Barcelona, ES
Italian Mid-Century Modern hand blown amber colored and clear chandelier / pendant manufactured in Murano by Mazzega. Italy, 1960s. This Mazzega glass three-tier chandelier has 34 am...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold Plate

Pair Murano Petals Glass Chandelier, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Fantastic pair of chandelier with caramel glass petals, nickel-plated metal frame. It has 42 big monumental petals glass. The product is a Mazzega or La Murrina Murano. The glasses a...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Floral Murano Glass Chandelier Pink and Gold Vintage Murano Gallery, Italy
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Villaverla, IT
Elegant Contemporary Floral Murano Glass Chandelier Pink and Gold Vintage Murano Gallery, Italy. This fine chandelier, handcrafted in the Island of Murano (Italy Venice area), stands...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Italian Blue and White Murano Glass Chandelier, 1980s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 52 glass petals with a chrome frame. The glasses have two colors: 31 glass petals transparent and white “lattimo” +21 glass petals blu...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Hand Blown Glass in Wrought Iron Frame Pendant or Lantern, Venice, Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely vintage Venetian hand blown clear glass in wrought iron frame pendant or lantern, Italy, 1930s. This pendant is for indoor and outdoor use. One E27 light socket for a large...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Murano Glass Chandelier 'Tronchi', Italy
By Arte Nuova Murano
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Murano glass chandelier with star shaped "Tronchi" pieces, Italy, Murano, 1980s. Chrome-plated metal structure, with well over 120 tronchi glass pieces in smoke and clear crystal....
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier Made by 52 Glass Petals, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 52 glass petals (transparent and white “lattimo”) in a chrome. Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with chain, 29.50...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Hand Blown Glass in Wrought Iron Frame Pendant or Lantern, Venice, Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A lovely vintage Venetian hand blown clear glass in wrought iron frame pendant or lantern, Italy, 1930s. This pendant is for indoor and covered outdoor use. One E27 light socket for ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Pair of Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier with Amber Glass Petals, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 52 clear amber glass petals supported by a chrome frame. The clear amber color of the glasses create a fabulous warm light effect. Period:...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Huge Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier with Amber Glass Petals, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 52 clear amber glass petals supported by a chrome frame. The clear amber color of the glasses create a fabulous warm light eff...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Huge Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier with Amber Glass Petals, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 52 clear amber glass petals supported by a chrome frame. The clear amber color of the glasses create a fabulous warm light eff...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Huge Italian Vintage Murano Chandelier Made by 52 Glass Petals, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Huge Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 52 glass petals (transparent and white “lattimo”) in a chrome. Period: 1970s Dimensions: 55.10 inches (140 cm) height with chain, 29....
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Glass Pendant Light by Mazzega
By Mazzega
Located in London, GB
A Mid-Century Modern Italian pendant light or chandelier by the long established and respected glass maker Mazzega from the Island of Murano. The light has 10 white sugar spun sec...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Pair of Murano Glass Amber Petals Chandelier by Mazzega, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Fantastic pair of chandelier with amber glass petals, nickel-plated metal frame. It has 42 hand blown petals glass. The product is a Mazzega or La Murrina Murano. The glasses are ver...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1960s Murano Italy Blown Glass Ceiling Light, White and Clear Glass Components
Located in London, GB
A 1960s Italian design "Sella Piccolo" ceiling light. Hand blown clear and 44 white submerged technique glass components on a steel structure 3 light bulbs . Made in Murano, Italy. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Large Chandelier Murano Blown Glass Mink Color Components Italian
Located in London, GB
Outstanding and elegant large chandelier .580 blown Murano “Piastre” smoke mink color glass components on a bronzed sprayed oval metal structure. Midcentury made in Murano, Venice, I...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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Iron

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

Pair of 1950s Style Poliedri Chandeliers Pearl Grey Blown Murano Glass Italian
By Venini
Located in London, GB
A good elegant pair of midcentury style ceiling lights, blown clear glass components in an elongated poliedric shape on a metal frame. The height is adjustable. Italian design made i...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Midcentury Caged Murano Glass Pendant Lantern, Italy, 1950s
Located in Austin, TX
A colorful Mid-Century caged Murano glass pendant hanging lantern. Opaque yellow and dark green handblown glass with red/orange flecks, caged in a black metal. Top unhinges to place ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1970s Vistosi Disc Ceiling Light Blue and Smoke Blown Glass Components Murano
By Venini
Located in London, GB
A very attractive Vistosi Disc ceiling light, blown Murano glass disk shaped components Aqua Blue and Bullicante Technique on a chromed steel structure. 10 light bulbs. Adjustable h...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

1960s Pair of Venini Ceiling Lights, Italian Murano Design Blown Clear Glass
By Venini
Located in London, GB
A glamorous ceiling light "filament". Blown clear glass components on a handmade chromed steel structure. 8 light bulbs. A 1960s design by Tony Zuccheri for Venini. Made in Murano, ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of Charming Murano Chandelier, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 26 glass petals (transparent and amber) in a chrome frame. Dimensions: 47.25 inches (120 cm) height with chain; 23.62 inches (60 cm) height ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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Murano Metal Blown Glass Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic murano metal blown glass pendant available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and blown glass, every murano metal blown glass pendant was constructed with great care. There are 142 variations of the antique or vintage murano metal blown glass pendant you’re looking for, while we also have 6 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer murano metal blown glass pendant, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right murano metal blown glass pendant, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made murano metal blown glass pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Mazzega Murano, Vistosi and Venini are consistently popular.

How Much is a Murano Metal Blown Glass Pendant?

Prices for a murano metal blown glass pendant can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $778 and can go as high as $53,660, while the average can fetch as much as $4,878.

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.