Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Venini Quatro Punta Prism Oval Chandelier with Crystal Balls

$9,50056% Off


An Italian circa 1970s chandelier by Venini, with quatro punta Murano glass prisms and crystal balls suspended from a metal oval frame. Very good vintage condition, wear to metal and minor presence of chips to glass, consistent with age and use. 10770


  • Creator
    Venini (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 37 in. (93.98 cm)Depth: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: R320BG - 1216 107701stDibs: f88931611145957383fs

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Venini (Maker)

Beginning in the 1930s — and throughout the postwar years especially — Venini & Co. played a leading role in the revival of Italy’s high-end glass industry, pairing innovative modernist designers with the skilled artisans in the centuries-old glass workshops on the Venetian island of Murano. While the company’s founder, Paolo Venini (1895–1959), was himself a highly talented glassware designer, his true genius was to invite forward-thinking Italian and international designers to Murano’s hallowed workshops to create Venini pieces — among them Giò Ponti, Massimo Vignelli, Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, Thomas Stearnsof the United States and Fulvio Bianconi.

Paolo Venini trained and practiced as a lawyer for a time, though his family had been involved with glassmaking for generations. After initially buying a share in a Venetian glass firm, he took over the company as his own in 1925, and under his direction it produced mainly classical Baroque designs. In 1932, he hired the young Carlo Scarpa— who would later distinguish himself as an architect — as his lead designer. Scarpa, working in concert with practiced glass artisans, completely modernized Venini, introducing simple, pared-down forms; bright primary colors; and bold patterns such as stripes, banding and abstract compositions that utilized cross sections of murrine (glass rods).

Paolo Venini’s best designs are thought to be his two-color Clessidre hourglasses, produced from 1957 onward, and the Fazzoletto (“handkerchief”) vase, designed with Bianconi in 1949. Bianconi’s masterworks are considered by many to be his Pezzato works — colorful vases with patterns that resemble those of a patchwork quilt. Other noteworthy and highly collectible vintage Venini works include Ponti’s dual-tone stoppered bottles (circa 1948); rare glass sculptures from the Doge series by Stearns, the first American to design for the firm; Vignelli’s striped lanterns of the 1960s; the Occhi vases with eyelet-shaped patterns by Tobia Scarpa (son of Carlo); and, with their almost zen purity, the Bolle (“bubbles”) bottles designed by Wirkkala in 1968. 

With these works — and many others by some of the creative titans of the 20th and 21st century — Venini has produced one of the truly great bodies of work in modern design.

About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in New York, NY
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2010
1,650 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Venini Italian Quatro Punta Crystal Prism Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Palm Springs, CA

Vintage 1970s Italian


Steel, Crystal

Venini Italian Quatro Punta Crystal Prism Chandelier
Located in Antwerp, BE

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern


Brass, Crystal

Venini Quatro Punta Murano Glass Starshaped Chandelier
Located in Brecht, BE

Mid-20th Century Italian



Italian Modern Tiered Prism Venini Nickel & Crystal Chandelier, 1960s
By Venini
Located in Miami, FL

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern


Crystal, Nickel

Hollywood Regency Italian Venini Murano Brass Crystal Prism Spiral Chandelier
By Venini, Venini, Camer Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern


Brass, Crystal

Murano Venini Oval Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Paris, FR

Late 20th Century Italian


Blown Glass, Iron, Lacquer

Italian Murano Spiral Venini Camer Triedi Clear Crystal Prism Gilt Chandelier
By Venini
Located in Coimbra, PT

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern


Gold Plate, Brass, Crystal, Murano Glass

Huge French Oval Crystal Prisms Tiered Chandelier
Located in Modena (MO), IT

Vintage 1920s French


Bronze, Crystal

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery