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Chandelier by Aldo Nason for Mazzega Murano, Italy, 1970s
By Aldo Nason, Mazzega
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

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 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 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

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

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

Brilliant Venetian Murano Amber Colored Mouth Blown Glass in Metal Frame Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful color and large size antique Italian fixture with mouth blown glass in a threaded metal frame. If you are looking for a rare and stylish shape fixture to grace your hom...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Arts and Crafts 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

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 Ice Murano Glass Metal by Aldo Nason for Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By Aldo Nason, Mazzega
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 Chain Murano Glass Metal by Aldo Nason for Mazzega, Italy, 1970s
By Mazzega, Aldo Nason
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare chain chandelier ceiling pendant light lamp 3 rings 1/2 by Aldo Nason for the manufacture Mazzega Murano. Blown bubble Murano glass. Famous manufacture like Venini, Vistosi, La ...
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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 Mazzega, Kalmar Lighting
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

Corteccia Glass Chandelier, Murano, 1960s
By Murano Due
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Corteccia' glass chandelier. Italy, Murano, 1960s. An early glass chandelier with clear glass 'Corteccia' glass made in Murano. Multi-tier glass chandelier with white metal frame,...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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
Midcentury design organic chandelier, entirely handcrafted in Italy by Venini. The chrome color metal structure supports cylindrical glass tubes of waved shape in sophisticated textu...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel, 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

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 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

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

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 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

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

1960s Venetian Chandelier, Transparent Blown Murano Glass, Designed by Venini
By Paolo Venini, Venini
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Vintage Venetian chandelier with transparent blown murano glass tubes in beautiful pyramid shapes with structured designs, mounted on a silver metal structure. Designed by Venini aro...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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

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 Poliedri shape on a metal frame. The height is adjustable. Italian design made in...
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Vintage 1980s 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

Pair of Charming Murano Chandelier, 1970s
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Italian vintage Murano chandelier made by 26 glass petals (transparent and white “lattimo”) in a chrome frame. Dimensions: 47.25 inches (120 cm) height with chain; 23.62 inches (6...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mazzega Murano Round Green Color Midcentury Chandelier, 1980
By Mazzega
Located in Rome, IT
Extraordinary green color for this "Mazzega" Murano chandelier, a green color with a unique transparency. Its green color is really guessed for a different and original chandelier fr...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Murano Handcrafted Colored Glass Wrought Iron Pendant or Lantern, Venice, Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano hand blown colored glass in wrought iron frame pendant, orange, yellow and green colors with great lighting effect, Venice, Italy, 1930s. This pendant is for indoor and outdoo...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Murano Handcrafted Colored Glass Wrought Iron Pendant or Lantern, Venice, Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano hand blown colored glass in wrought iron frame pendant, yellow and green colors with great lighting effect, Venice Italy, 1930s. This pendant is for indoor and covered outdoor...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Murano Handcrafted Colored Glass Wrought Iron Pendant or Lantern, Venice, Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano hand blown colored glass in wrought iron frame pendant, orange, yellow and green colors with great lighting effect, Venice, Italy, 1930s. This pendant is for indoor and covere...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron, Metal

Murano Handcrafted Colored Glass Wrought Iron Pendant or Lantern, Venice, Italy
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano hand blown colored glass in wrought iron frame pendant, yellow and green colors with great lighting effect, Venice Italy, 1930s. This pendant is for indoor and covered outdoor...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Wrought Iron

Five Mid-Century Modern Italian Pendant Lights with Murano Glass Shade, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Mid-Century Modern pendant light. Striking Italian design from the 1960s. Bronze and metal pendant with original Murano glass shade. Please note that we have fiv...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze, Metal

Italian Chandelier in Structured Glass with Orange Highlights
By Mazzega
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chandelier, handblown and structured glass, metal, Italy, 1970s Dazzling Italian chandelier consisting of multiple, handblown glass plates. Each plate in structured glass features...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Mid-Century Modern Pastel Green Blown Murano Grapes Chandelier, Italy 1930
Located in The Hague, NL
Stunning Mid-Century Modern period large chandelier made of Murano glass in 1930's period, Italy. Each delicate grape is hand-blown in Damascus by traditional craftsmen and mounte...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Amazing Pink Tronchi Murano Glass Chandelier
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

Graceful Pink Tronchi Murano Glass Chandelier
Located in Rome, IT
This amazing chandelier includes precious pink tronchi Murano glasses 20 cm long. Nickel-plated metal structure on three levels, Perfect vintage condition. Seven E 27 light bulbs ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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Metal

Italian Space Age Murano Glass Tubes White Chandelier, 1970
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Spectacular Space Age large chandelier with three tubes in Murano blown glass.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Trio Gold Glass Tube Chandeliers, Murano, 1970s
By Toni Zuccheri
Located in Budapest, HU
Trio Italian vintage chandeliers in Murano glass and nickel-plated metal structure. The armor polished nickel supports 30 large gold glass tubes. Dimensions: 47.25 inches (120 cm) h...
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Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Stunning Clear Murano Glass Spike Sputnik Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
Clear Murano glass spike Sputnik chandelier with black center sphere and un-lacquered brass finish frame. Customization is available in different sizes, finishes and glass colors.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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

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Metal

Pink Murano Glass Disc Chandelier, Italy, 1970s
By Vistosi
Located in Rome, IT
Spectacular chandelier by Vistosi made with 50 pink Murano discs. 16 E 14 light bulbs. We can wire for your country standards. Available also a pair of small 24 disc chandelier and...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

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Murano Metal Blown Glass Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the murano metal blown glass pendant you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each murano metal blown glass pendant for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and blown glass. If you’re shopping for a murano metal blown glass pendant, we have 248 options in-stock, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect murano metal blown glass pendant — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A murano metal blown glass pendant, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one murano metal blown glass pendant that is appealing in its simplicity, but Mazzega Murano, Aldo Nason and Vistosi produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Murano Metal Blown Glass Pendant?

A murano metal blown glass pendant can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,697, while the lowest priced sells for $43 and the highest can go for as much as $54,042.

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.