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Half Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Butterflies
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual half sputnik chandelier features a multitude of brass rods, some ending with brass balls and others ending with flying butterflies in Murano glass. All the rods ha...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Half Sputnik Chandelier with Murano Glass Blue Flowers
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual half Sputnik chandelier features a multitude of brass rods, some ending with brass balls and others ending with large blue flowers in Murano glass. All the rods ha...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Impressive Emil Stejnar Brass and Glass Sputnik Snowball Chandelier
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Emil Stejnar snowball chandelier form 1960s, brass construction and gold colored socket covers accented with crystal flowers and beads. Eight E14 sockets.  
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Extraordinary Huge Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier in the Manner of Venini
By Venini
Located in Berlin, DE
Extraordinary huge, iconic Murano glass chandelier in the manner of Venini. The chandelier is manufactures in high quality. It is a real eyecatcher. 12 x E14. To be on the the safe s...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Doria Twenty-Five-Globe Sputnik Chandelier
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite large-scale brass Sputnik chandelier with 25 blown seed glass globes by Doria. Stem can be cut to size. Chandelier body measures 21.5 inches tall. Rewired for use in the US...
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20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Flower Sputnik Chandelier by Emile Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Antwerp, BE
1950s Sputnik chandelier by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria. Made of brass and hand-cut-glass crystals. It has 17 sockets for E14 bulbs ,in excellent condition.
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Murano Glass Prism Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Italian Murano glass sputnik prism chandelier. This fixture features many hand blown textured prisms of various colors (black, gray, clear) mounted on a gilt brass structure. This sp...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Midcentury Sputnik Chandelier, Baloton Gold Rods, Alberto Dona, 1990s, Camer
By Alberto Donà, Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Teardrop shaped glass elements with Baloton finish and pure gold leaf. The mix of lens effect made by the bubbles and warm mirror reflection made by the gold speckling creates a be...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Handmade Venetian Glass Butterfly "Sputnik" Chandelier
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Very large Venetian handmade chandelier, inspired by 1950s “Sputnik” models, made with glass green and gold butterflies exploding from the centre. A truly spectacular piece of interi...
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20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 2 Huge Sputnik Murano Glass and Brass Chandelier
Located in Berlin, DE
Exceptional huge mother of pearl colored Murano glass and brass Sputnik chandeliers. The chandeliers have a very impressing size and there are real eyecatchers in every room. The cha...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Brass and Glass Sputnik Chandeliers by Emil Stejnar
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and beautiful thirty-three-light "Snowball" chandeliers designed 1955 by Emil Stejnar for the Vienna Cafe "Ohne Pause Espresso" at Graben. "Der Graben" is one of the most famous...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Kaiser Sputnik Chandelier with 12 Glass Globes, Germany, 1960s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant atomic chandelier with twelve white opal glass balls on a white metal frame. Manufactured by Kaiser Lighting, Germany in the 1960s. Model: Atomic, Sputnik. Style: Mid Cent...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gorgeous Midcentury Sputnik Brass Chandelier Glass Shades Vintage German, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Very decorative and beautiful chandelier made of brass, fitted with six E27 sockets with cone-shaped glass shades of striped etched glass. Made in Germany in the 1950s. The Fixture r...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Rare Large Brass and Glass Sputnik Chandeliers by Emil Stejnar
By Rupert Nikoll, Emil Stejnar
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and beautiful thirty-three-light "Snowball" chandeliers designed 1955 by Emil Stejnar for the Vienna Cafe "Ohne Pause Espresso" at Graben. "Der Graben" is one of the most famous...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Pair of Emil Stejnar Sputnik Chandeliers, Brass Crystal Glass, 1950s
By Emil Stejnar, Rupert Nikoll
Located in Austria, AT
A pair of (a set of two) outstanding 1950s Viennese Sputnik / blowball / snowball chandeliers / pendant lights by Emil Stejnar for Rupert Nikoll, Vienna, Austria. Original vintage pi...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Austrian Midcentury Chrome and Glass Sputnik Chandelier Atomic by J.T. Kalmar
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Vienna, AT
One fantastic rare and large space age sputnik chandelier or pendant light by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The chandelier...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
By Mazzega
Located in Gaiarine Frazione Francenigo (TV), IT
Sputnik chandelier surrounding 30 crystal glass 'triedri' prisms radiating from a centre black metal nucleus. Brass lamp holder. Period: late 20th century. Dimensions: 47.25 inches...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

  • Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
  • Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
  • Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
  • Crystal Prism Sputnik Chandeliers
H 47.25 in. Dm 29.53 in.
Fantastic "Sputnik" Style Murano Chandelier
By Cenedese
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Very nice Murano glass Sputnik chandelier. Possibility of a second one. Price given for one.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Exceptional Huge Atomic or Sputnik Chandelier
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Exceptional huge Murano glass, metal and brass chandelier. The chandelier has a very impressing size and they are real eyecatchers in every room. The chandelier is in excellent condi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Sputnik Spike Chandelier, Clear Prismatic Elements, Murano
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Imposing Sputnik chandelier with spike prismatic shaped glass elements hold by a brushed brass rod. Murano glass pyramid in clear. Glass is shaped first on the bronzino and then pr...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Metal

Large 'Sputnik' Chandelier in Brass and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
'Sputnik' chandeliers, brass, glass, Austria, 1960s Round like a ball this 'Sputnik' chandelier consists out of a center sphere from which many rods with glass spheres at their en...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large 'Sputnik' Chandeliers in Brass and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
'Sputnik' chandeliers, brass, glass, Austria, 1960s Round like a ball this 'Sputnik' chandelier consists out of a center sphere from which many rods with glass spheres at their en...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Crystal Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Camer glass, this chandelier has 43 clear glass elements called “Triedri”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 90 cm and is lighted ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Midcentury Murano Dandelion Sputnik Chandelier Gray Glass Discs Chrome Hardware
By Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Perfect sphere created by almost 100 elements of gray acciaio glass. Each element is hold by a chrome metal rod to recreate a perfect sphere. Two available to match in a large living...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Murano Glass Globe Sputnik Pendant
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Large Murano glass globe sputnik pendant light by Doria lighting company. The large glass globe has subtle grey veining and it has been newly rewired for the US with four standard ...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Amber Murano Chandelier Italian Sputnik, 1982
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
Made up of 41 elements called Trihedrons, this chandelier belongs to that category called sputnik. The amber color of the glass elements perfectly matches the golden color of the fr...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Camer Glass Mid-Century Modern Gray Triedri Murano Chandelier Sputnik, 1982
By Camer Glass
Located in Murano, Venezia
Designed in 1982 by Camer Glass, this chandelier has 43 gray glass elements called “Triedri”. Perfect for a modern space, the chandelier reach the diameter of 80 cm and is lighted b...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Sputnik Style Venini Chandelier in Chrome with Glass Rods, 1970s
By Camer Glass, Venini
Located in New York, NY
Sputnik style chandelier model N3001 in polished chrome with glass rods by Venini (Murano Italy) for Camer lighting, American, 1970s. A timeless chic design.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Sputnik Spike Chandelier, Three-Color Glass Elements, Dona Furnace
By Alberto Donà, Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Imposing sputnik chandelier with spike prismatic shaped glass elements hold by a brushed brass rod. Murano glass pyramid in clear, light grey with green hue, and dark grey. Made at A...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Huge Sputnik Bubble Glass Pendant Lamp by Doria
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful huge bubble glass pendant lamp with brass details inside the glass. Sticker still on glass. Measures: 4 x model A / E27 bulbs. To be on the the safe side, the lamp should b...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Huge Sputnik Bubble Glass Pendant Lamp by Doria
  • Huge Sputnik Bubble Glass Pendant Lamp by Doria
  • Huge Sputnik Bubble Glass Pendant Lamp by Doria
  • Huge Sputnik Bubble Glass Pendant Lamp by Doria
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Sputnik Pendant Light Kinkeldey Style, Glass Chrome, 1960s
Located in Austria, AT
German enameled and chromed glass sputnik pendant light / chandelier in the style of Kinkeldey, manufactured in Mid-Century. The lamp works on 220V as well as 110V. It takes six E...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Enamel

Midcentury ‘Sputnik’ Chandelier, Glass with Silver Triedri, Alberto Donà, 1990s
By Alberto Donà, Camer Glass
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Compact and graceful midcentury style Sputnik chandelier. Murano glass hand-pulled triedri rods that are rolled over silver leaf. When pulling the shaped glass the silver leaf breaks...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Silver Leaf

Glass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960s Italian Sputnik chandelier with extending hand blown glass flowers, a chrome-plated body and eight lights. Three available. Sold individually. Measurements: Height: 35...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

  • Glass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Glass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Glass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Glass Sputnik Chandelier
H 35 in. Dm 28 in.
Chrome Sputnik Style Pendant
Located in New York, NY
Chrome Sputnik style pendant with clear glass globes.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Space Age 'Sputnik' Glass Globe Pendant Lamp, 1960s-1970s
By Doria Leuchten Germany, Glashütte Limburg
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This is an impressive Space Age globe pendant lamp from the 1960s-1970s. The globe is made of a blown glass globe and a chromed metal part with 8 chrome plated E14 fittings on the in...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Beautiful Italian Vintage Glass Sputnik Pendant Light Chandelier, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful glass and nickel Snowball chandelier. Italy, 1960s Lamp sockets: 10
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Vintage Italian Small Scale Brass and Glass Sputnik Pendant Lights
Located in Dallas, TX
Stylish pair of vintage Italian small scale brass and glass sputnik pendant lights. Very fine quality and great for a modern look. Better hurry...these will go fast! Note price liste...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Multicolored Murano Glass Sputnik
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass multicolored Sputnik featuring glass pieces in amber; tea; gray; and citrine colors. The structure is brass. This piece has been newly wired to fit US standards.   This ...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Exceptional sputnik chandelier with Murano glass peaks and brass balls. New structure, old peaks.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier
  • Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier
H 66.93 in. Dm 55.12 in.
Blue Glass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1960's Italian Blue glass and chrome sputnik chandelier, blue glass with etched details on glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Murano Glass "Sputnik" Suspension
Located in Washington, DC
Period mid-century modern fixture with multiple Murano triedri glass rods emanating from a small polished chrome orb.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Two Italian Sputnik Pendant Lights Chandeliers, Chrome Smoked Glass, 1970
By Fontana Arte
Located in Austria, AT
One of two sputnik pendant light fixtures manufactured in Italy in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s.) The fixtures are made of chromed metal frames and square, face...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Nickel

"Opalina" Murano Glass Sputnik
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass “Opalina” Sputnik with a structure made of galvanized brass. The hand blown glass bobêche elements are in a beautiful “opalina” color on the end of the stems. We love th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

  • "Opalina" Murano Glass Sputnik
  • "Opalina" Murano Glass Sputnik
  • "Opalina" Murano Glass Sputnik
  • "Opalina" Murano Glass Sputnik
H 53 in. Dm 38.5 in.
Italian Vinage Twelve-Arm Murano Glass Flower Sputnik Pendant Chandelier
By Mazzega
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful vintage Mazzega-Murano chandelier with twelve large blown glass flowers. Italy, 1960s. Lamp sockets: 12.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Chrome

1 of 5 Kalmar Sputnik Pendant Lights Chandeliers 'RS 27', Aluminum Glass, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Austria, AT
One of five rare and large 27-arm atomic chandeliers or pendant lights model 'RS 27 Kugel HL' by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 19...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Chrome

Sputnik Amber Murano Glass Chandelier
By Il Paralume Marina
Located in Milan, IT
The decoration of this colorful and striking chandelier is entirely made of Murano mouth-blown glass, suspended from the ceiling on a metal chain. The central core of the piece is a ...
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2010s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Kalmar Atomium Sputnik Chandelier Pendant Light 'RS 14', Alu Glass, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Austria, AT
A fantastic and rare 14-arm chandelier / pendant light by Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s - early 1970s). It is made of polished aluminum and ha...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Medusa Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in London, GB
This Sputnik chandelier is made to order with a central white powder coated brass orb, natural brass rods at two lengths, a brass drop rod and white powder coated brass canopy. The g...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1 of 5 Kalmar Sputnik Pendant Light Chandelier 'Rs 27', Aluminum Glass, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Austria, AT
One of five large 27-arm atomic chandeliers or pendant lights model 'RS 27 Kugel HL' by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Chrome

Four Kalmar Sputnik Pendant Lights Chandeliers 'Rs 27', Aluminum Glass, 1970
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar
Located in Austria, AT
One of four large 27-arm atomic chandeliers or pendant lights model 'RS 27 Kugel HL' by J.T. Kalmar, Austria, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). The...
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Chrome

Vintage Glass Sputnik Chandelier, 1970s
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Mid-century chrome and opaline glass sputnik chandelier by Kaiser Leuchten. Lovely teardrop shaped white glass shades. The chandelier emits a ambient diverted light. The cha...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Murano Sputnik Pendant Light by Doria
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in New York, NY
Large oval hand blown Murano glass pendant light by Doria. The Murano glass has slight grey veining and has been newly rewired for the US. It has four standard light sockets and th...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

German Vintage Eight-Arm Sputnik Pendant Chandelier Brass Opaline Glass Globes
Located in Berlin, DE
Modernist Sputnik chandelier metal, brass and eight beautiful handblown opaline glass globes. Germany, 1960s-1970s. Lamp sockets: Eight  
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Mid-20th Century German Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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

Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik Pendant Light
Located in Kingston, NY
This unique Mid-Century Modernist Sputnik pendant light features an orbital form with six circular frosted glass shades descending from fabric-coated cables on an aluminum frame.
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Convex Glass Sputnik Zeppelin Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Large-scale circular convex lens glass Sputnik chandelier with nickel-plated brass frame. Custom crafted.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass, Nickel

Jellyfih Sputnik Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jellyfih Sputnik Murano glass chandelier. (grey, gold and transparent grey discs, all in Murano blown glass) Structure 's color: clear beige (painted metal).
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Early 2000s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Glass Black Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Wonderful sputnik Murano chandelier with multiple smoked "Triedi" stems shooting out from a brushed nickel sphere. This piece is iconic and will be a show stopper in your home. This ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Sputnik Italian Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in East Hampton, NY
We have two of these available if you need a pair. Each is bedecked with eight chrome sockets and 32 long glass triptych rods.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Gray Murano Glass Sputnik Chandelier
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass gray sputnik chandelier featuring multiple blown glass components in conic shapes. Each glass piece has a double layer of white glass inside and gray outside, which give...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

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Sputnik Glass Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal sputnik glass pendant for your home. Frequently made of glass, metal and brass, every sputnik glass pendant was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a sputnik glass pendant, we have 1163 options in-stock, while there are 388 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect sputnik glass pendant — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right sputnik glass pendant, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are of considerable interest. A well-made sputnik glass pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Fabio Ltd, Emil Stejnar and Kamenicky Senov are consistently popular.

How Much is a Sputnik Glass Pendant?

Prices for a sputnik glass pendant can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $425 and can go as high as $45,000, while the average can fetch as much as $5,309.

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.