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White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and Opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and opaline glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Metal Pendant Lights
By Industria Rotterdam
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Cast aluminum industrial hanging lamp by Industrial Rotterdam. White opaline glass. 2 meter black wire. Weight: 1.10 kg / 2.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have bee...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.40 kg / 3.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.20 kg / 2.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Porcelain Clear Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Pendant Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, brass and clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made su...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Midcentury Italian Chromed Chandelier with Six Satin White Glass Globes, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A chromed chandelier with six satin white fluted glass globes, Italy, 1960s The glass globes are in very good condition, chrome with some wear, rewired. Measures: Overall height 3...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

White Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight: 3.60 kg / 7.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent li...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

White French Opaline Glass Shades Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French opaline glass industrial pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight 0.40 kg / 0.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inc...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Metal Top Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent li...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Holophane Glass Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
White enamel Industrial lamp. With Holophane glass. weight 6.0 kg / 13.2 lb. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandes...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

White Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Porcelain Opaline Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Porcelain industrial hanging lamp. White porcelain, cast iron and clear glass. White enamel shade, porcelain base with cast iron top. Round opaline glass. Including 80" / 200 cm bla...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Metal Top Pendant Lights (11x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent li...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Opaline Glass Vintage European Metal Top Pendant Lights (360x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energy-ef...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Ribbed Opaline Glass Metal Top Bauhaus Pendant Lights (38x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Ribbed opaline glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, en...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Metal Top Pendant Lights (2x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight: 1.70 kg / 3.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent li...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Ribbed Opaline Glass Metal Top Bauhaus Pendant Lights (26x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Ribbed opaline glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, en...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Opaline Glass Globe Vintage European Metal Top Pendant Lights (360x)
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. Weight: 3.00 kg / 6.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energy-ef...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Porcelain Vintage Industrial Holophane Glass Hanging Light
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial pendant. White porcelain, clear Holophane glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Porcelain, Glass

White Porcelain Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Hanging Lights
By 360volt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial pendant. White porcelain, clear glass. 2 conductors, no ground. Weight: 1.80 kg / 4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international sta...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Porcelain, Glass

Pair of Barovier Murano Gold White Lantern Pendant Ceiling Lights
By Ercole Barovier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of lantern shaped Murano ceiling light pendants by Ercole Barovier Toso. The top portion is ribbed with gold inclusions, the bottom half is in the "segmentati" technique with sw...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Round White Crystal Ice Glass Bowl by Doria, 1970s, Germany
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A beautiful glass bowl hanging lamp made in Germany in the 1970s. The light is made of Murano glass. It has an amazing transparent color and it is very solid. The top of the lamp is ...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Danish Midcentury Chandelier in Brass & Glass Designed by Ernst Voss, 1950s
By Voss, Voss Belysning
Located in Lejre, DK
Chandelier in brass, five branches with shades of glass. Made by Ernst Voss, Denmark, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s European Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Imposing Rare Barovier Fountain Chandelier, White Puligoso, 1930s, Murano Deco
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
Sophisticated chandelier from Ercole Barovier. A rare beautiful chandelier, the bottom bowl is in horizontal ribbed hand opened clear etched glass crowned by a set of 12 large and h...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass, Milk Glass, Murano Glass

White Opaline Glass Vintage Metal Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter / 80" black wire Weight: 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesc...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Fog and Mørup White Opal Glass Pendant, Denmark
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful opaline glass pendant with relief stripes that gives a very nice light effect in your office or living room, the suspension system is a chrome tube with a bakelite top. Eig...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Set of Three Pendants with White Opaline Glass Spheres
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of three pendants, in glass and metal, Europe, 1970s. Set of three modern pendants with white opaline glass globe shaped spheres. The round glass pendants are typical for midc...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Vintage European White Opaline Glass Metal-Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter / 80" black wire 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent ligh...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Vintage European White Opaline Glass Metal-Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter / 80" black wire 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent ligh...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Moroccan Moorish Handmade Metal Ceiling Pendant Lantern in Red and White Glass
Located in Coimbra, PT
Antique handcrafted Moroccan ceiling lamp or light Measures: Diameter 9,5 in/ 24 cm Height 29.5 in (chain 11.9 in)/ 75 cm (chain 30 cm) Weight 4 lb/ 2 Kg 1 light bulb (E27) good work...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Italian Mid - Century Pendant Lantern Glass, circa 1950s
By Venini
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
A fine mid century one light hanging Lantern, Italy, circa 1950s. Socket: one x e27 for standard screw bulbs.  
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Vintage Cut Glass Pendant Chandelier for Kamenický Šenov, 1970s
By Kamenicky Senov
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Czechoslovak cut glass and chrome-plated ceiling light, made in the former Czechoslovakia for Kamenický Šenov in the 1970s. It features chrome steel structure and seven cut glass lam...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Chrome

Chandelier 6 arms White Murano Glass White Cups Gatsby Naked by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Gatsby chandelier 6 lights. White Murano glass. 'Reversed' decorative curl elements. White glass cups The Venetian chandelier Gatsby is the perfect combination of elegant and modern...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

White Nictea Pendant by Afra and Tobia Scarpa
By Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Flos
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Unique pendant light by Afra & Tobia Scarpa. Like new, never used, comes in original box. The Nictea ceiling fixture was one of the first models ever produced by the famous Itali...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Vilhelm Lauritzen Pair of B&G Pendants in Opaline Glass and Brass, Louis Poulsen
By Vilhelm Lauritzen
Located in Odense, DK
Rare set of original "B&G" opaline and brass pendants model 16753 by Danish Designer Vilhelm Lauritzen. Made for the Danish government building "Christiansborg Palace" in 1951. Produ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

21st Century Chandelier 8Lights White Murano Glass, Golden Details by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Serenade chandelier 8 lights white Murano glass, golden details ivory cotton lampshades by Multiforme Serenade collection is inspired by a contemporary and international design, simp...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

X-Large French Mid-Century Sunburst Chandelier with 14 White Satin Glasses 1950s
By Arlus
Located in Hamburg, DE
We offer here an exclusive, timeless modern and oversize Sputnik or Tulip chandelier with almost 31.5 inches diameter, from France, 1950s. The vintage ceiling light has 14 glass - fu...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Chandelier 6 Arms Gold Murano Glass, White Lampshades Chapeau by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Chapeau chandelier 6-light artistic gold Murano glass, amber cotton handmade in Florence lampshades by Multiforme. Chapeau is a Classic and essential chandelier, it is handcrafte...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Classic Chandelier 16+8+4 arms 3 Tiers Encased white Murano Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Bovary chandelier, 16+8+4 lights, in encased white Murano glass by Multiforme is a luxury chandelier that will never be outmoded. Bovary: a collection of handmade blown glass chande...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Chandelier 6 arms White and Clear hand blown Murano Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
This is a classic chandelier re-interpreted by Multiforme to suit the most contemporary spaces; the modern suspension lamp Alchimia is composed of essential volumes – arms, cups and ...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

1960 Germany Kaiser Molecular Satellite Chandelier With 6 White Glass Globes
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Elegant molecular satellite chandelier with six white opal glass balls on a white brass frame. Manufactured by Kaiser Lighting, Germany in the 1960s. Model: Satellite, Sputnik. St...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Spectacular Pink and White Murano Glass Petals Chandelier with Brass Frame
By Galleria Veneziani
Located in Rome, IT
Fabulous Italian chandelier Made by 90 pink and white lattimo Murano glass petals supported by a brass frame by Galleria Veneziani. We can customize the frame, brass or bhrome D...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Classic Chandelier 12+6 arms Two Tiers White Murano Glass Bovary by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Bovary: a collection of handmade blown glass chandeliers and lamps which takes inspiration from the Classic floral Venetian chandeliers. The Bovary collection conferes to spaces a to...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Chandelier 12+6 arms White and Clear Murano Glass Gatsby Naked by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Gatsby naked chandelier 12+6 lights white and clear artistic Murano glass by Multiforme. The Venetian chandelier Gatsby is the perfect combination of elegant and modern elements. Th...
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Spectacular Pink and White Murano Glass Petals Chandelier with Brass Frame
By Galleria Veneziani
Located in Rome, IT
Fabulous Italian chandelier Made by 90 pink and white lattimo Murano glass petals supported by a brass frame by Galleria Veneziani. We can customize the frame, brass or chrome. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

La Murrina Mid-Century Modern Crystal White Selle Murano Glass Chandelier, 1988
By La Murrina
Located in Murano, Venezia
A very elegant chandelier, with glass elements called "Selle". Designed by La Murrina in 1988, the chandelier in the picture consists in the repetition of 109 elements stained with a...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Scandinavian Teak White Glass Lamp Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Sculptural and rare midcentury Scandinavian ceiling / pendant teak lamp or semi flush mount designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, circa 1960 and manufactured by Luxus Vittsjö, Sweden...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Teak, Glass

Beautiful Vintage White Lacquered Metal and Glass Chandelier Flush Mount, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful lacquered metal and glass flowers ceiling light / pendant. Austria, 1960s. Measures: Height min. (body): 4.7 in.  
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

Large Chandelier in Frosted Glass and Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Large chandelier in brass and frosted glass, Europe, 1960s. Brass chandelier with six-light points, shades of opaline glass. The chandelier is beautifully decorated with structur...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Charming Pink and White Murano Petals Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Charming Italian chandelier made by pink and white lattimo. Glass petals. Available also a pair.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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

Six Charming Pink and White Murano Petals Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
Six Charming Italian chandelier Made by pink and white lattimo. Glass petals.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Pair of Charming Pink and White Murano Petals Chandeliers or Ceiling Lights
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of charming Italian chandelier made by clear/ pink and clear/white "lattimo" Murano glass petals. By Galleria Veneziani. Frame available chrome or gold 24-karat Dimensions: 2...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

1960s Golden Brass Ceiling Lamp by Paavo Tynell 'c'
By Taito Oy, Paavo Tynell
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Brass and etched glass, ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell, Finland, 1965. Very elegant counterweight pendant designed by famous Finnish Paavo Tynell in brass, tapered with etched glass...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

Set of Seven Large Brass and Opal Sputnik Chandeliers
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of seven chandeliers, in brass, metal and opaline glass, Europe, 1970s. Sputnik chandeliers in brass with ten opaline glass spheres. These lights will create a warm and stunnin...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opal, Metal, Brass

Antique Pendant Light with Large White Glass Shade, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique pendant lamp - a white opaline glass shade with ribbed decor and a very nice brass and metal suspension. Germany, circa 1920. Cabling renewed, working order. With internat...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

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White Glass Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the white glass pendant you’re looking for. A white glass pendant — often made from glass, metal and brass — can elevate any home. There are 675 variations of the antique or vintage white glass pendant you’re looking for, while we also have 497 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer white glass pendant, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A white glass pendant is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Industrial styles are sought with frequency. A well-made white glass pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Vistosi, Barovier&Toso and Multiforme are consistently popular.

How Much is a White Glass Pendant?

Prices for a white glass pendant can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $99 and can go as high as $258,231, while the average can fetch as much as $2,458.

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.