1 of 11 images

Medusa Fuoco Ruby Red Murano Glass Chandelier in the Style of Dale Chihuly


This exceptional Fuoco chandelier was handcrafted from Murano glass in Santo Stefano di Camastra on the Mediterranean sea. It features an explosion of contorting tubular forms, reminiscent of the abundance of snakes crowning Medusa's head. Each glass tube is individually handblown then reattached to the central brass body. With its myriad twisting forms, this fixture closely resembles a mobile by Dale Chihuly, one of the world's most esteemed contemporary artists working in blown glass. The chandelier is attached to a circular brass base by a brass rod, whose height can be adjusted to suit. The fixture accomodates fourteen Edison bulbs, providing as much as 1400 watts of power, enough to brilliantly illuminate any space. It has been completely rewired and is in excellent condition. Italian, 20th century Dimensions: 96" height X 53" diameter.


  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    20th Century
  • Dimensions

    H 96 in.

    H 243.84 cm

  • Diameter
    53 in. (134.62 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Dale Chihuly (Artist)

With his sculptural works that fuse naturalistic forms with vibrant colors, Dale Chihuly has established himself as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary makers of art glass. The Tacoma, Washington, native’s experimental techniques — manifest in large-scale glass sculptures, installations and environmental artworks alongside smaller table-top pieces — combine fine art, design, architecture and craft. Chihuly’s inspired creative energy has brought glass blowing to a place at the forefront of the arts in the United States.

     Chihuly’s prolific body of work is coupled with a dedication to artistic instruction, education and community. Trained in interior design at the University of Washington, he pursued graduate work with Harvey Littleton, who built the first academic art glass program in the U.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After further studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Chihuly was awarded a 1968 Fulbright Fellowship to study glass blowing at the Venini glass factory on the island of Murano in Venice, where he was first introduced to group collaboration in glass making. Not only has Chihuly been committed to his own improvement as an artist, but he has also devoted much of his career to sharing his knowledge. He returned to RISD as an instructor, and after working there for more than a decade and he cofounded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State in 1971. An automobile accident in 1976 left Chihuly blind in one eye; a subsequent injury while bodysurfing weakened one shoulder, leaving him reliant on assistant glassblowers to execute his designs.

     Chihuly’s skills and technical innovations have allowed him to make pieces in an astonishing array of patterns, textures and hues — yet his work can be recognized immediately. He has created several notable extended series of artworks. These include his “Seaforms,” which evoke shells, starfish and other marine animals; “Blankets,” — composed of cylindrical units in patterns suggested by Native American textiles; and, most famously, his grand chandeliers made up of scores of curling, curving, pepper-shaped elements. Whether large or small, as you will see on these pages, the works of Dale Chihuly blend practical flair and bravura artistry. They are a highlight of any contemporary art and design collection.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2004
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in New York, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
NaN / item

Striking Modernist White Feather Murano Glass C...


Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

A Modernist handblown Murano glass chandelier in the manner of Vistosi. It features layered Murano glass feather shaped shades in white and pearl. It has nine Edison based bulbs, Max...

NaN / item

Modernist Clear and Black Murano Glass Disc Cha...


Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Glass, Nickel

This Modernist chandelier, in the manner of Vistosi, features 36 individually suspended black discs with clear rims in handmade Murano glass. Collectively, the discs offer a cascadin...


Italian Modernist Interlocking Chandelier in Ha...

Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Glass, Nickel

This stunning and graphic modernist chandelier was realized by our custom atelier in Murano, Italy. It features an abundance of interlocking three-sided translucent square shades wit...


Modernist Polyhedral Chandelier in Topaz, Citri...

Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Glass, Chrome

This stunning chandelier was realized by hand in Murano, Italy- the islands off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for their superlative glass production. It features multipl...

You May Also Like

Dale Chihuly Style Murano Glass Chandelier

Italian Chandeliers and Pendants


This exceptional Fuoco chandelier was handcrafted from Murano glass in Santo Stefano di Camastra on the Mediterranean Sea. It features an explosion of contorting tubular forms, remin...

NaN Sale Price / item
40% Off

Italian Murano White Stalatitti Glass Chandelie...

Mazzega Murano

Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Murano Glass, Nickel

Murano white stalatitti chandelier in the style of Mazzega. 13 light sockets, wired for U.S 2 pieces available in stock in Palm Springs showroom Custom orders ship from Italy in 9-10...


Murano Chandelier, 1970s in the Style of "Stiln...


Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Brass, Art Glass

Gorgeous Murano chandelier, all in brass and Murano glass. Very nice round and very bright. Perfect for an entrance hall, or a dining room on a table.


Handblown Glass Light Fixture in a Manner of Da...

Dale Chihuly

American Flush Mount

Art Glass

This sculptural light fixture is composed of individual handblown tubular shaped pieces, individually attached to a metal frame. The glass pieces come in warm hues of golden topaz, ...

NaN Sale Price
50% Off

Italian Murano Triedri Glass Crystal Sputnik Ch...

Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Chrome, Murano Glass

Murano triedri crystal sputnik chandelier in the style of Venini. Nine light sockets, wired for U.S.

NaN Sale Price
25% Off

1960s Modern Lucite Chandelier in the Style of ...

Charles Hollis Jones

American Chandeliers and Pendants


A beautiful seven-tier, nine-light, vintage Modern Lucite 'Wedding Cake' chandelier in the style of designer Charles Hollis Jones. A great alternative, without the weight or cost, to...


Substantial Crystal Chandelier with Brass Frame...

American Chandeliers and Pendants

Brass, Crystal

Stunning and substantial vintage crystal chandelier with brass frame, in the style of Venini. Frame is marque or oval in shape. Crystals are long triangular in shape and are 11"...


Pino Signoretto, Chandelier in the Laguna Style...

Pino Signoretto, Dale Chihuly

Italian Flush Mount

Bronze, Art Glass, Murano Glass, Opaline Glass

This chandelier was made at Pino Signoretto's furnace. Owner of the piece said that he made two like this, one in aquamarine and cobalt mix and this one in onyx calcedonia glass whic...