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Helios Streamline Moderne Inspired Blown Glass and Brass Pendant Lamp
By Bianco Light & Space
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by Art Moderne, the Helios pendant is part of Bianco Light and Space, streamline series. Encompassing curving forms and linear compositions, this pendant is composed of mold...
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2010s American Streamlined Moderne Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Globe Chandelier in White Metal, Blown Glass and Silver Leaf
By Richard Meier Light
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Cycladic Series. Generously proportioned dome chandelier in white powder-coated metal, with underside in fine gold or silver metal leaf appliqué. The Globe allows for two...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Leaf, Metal

Italian 1970s White and Beige Blown Glass Pendant Light
By Mazzega
Located in New York, NY
A clean and elegant design Italian Pendant light, circa 1970. The pendant is comprised of two pieces of hand blown glass made on Murano. The top is opaque white glass and the bottom ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Murano Glass

Globe Chandelier in White Metal, Blown Glass and Gold Leaf
By Richard Meier Light
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Cycladic Series. Generously proportioned dome chandelier in white powder-coated metal, with underside in Fine gold or silver metal leaf appliqué. The Globe allows for two...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Globe Chandelier in White Metal, Blown Glass and Silver Leaf
By Richard Meier Light
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Cycladic Series. Generously proportioned dome chandelier in white powder-coated metal, with underside in fine gold or silver metal leaf appliqué. The Globe allows for two...
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2010s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Silver Leaf, Metal

Globe Chandelier in White Metal, Blown Glass and Gold Leaf
By Richard Meier Light
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Cycladic Series. Generously proportioned dome chandelier in white powder-coated metal, with underside in fine gold or silver metal leaf appliqué. The globe allows for two...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Gold Leaf

Nuvola BOLD One Light Pendant, Stardust White Blown Glass, Leather, Brass
By Silvio Mondino Studio
Located in Novellara, IT
Nuvola Contemporary Pendant light floats in space like a jewel hanging from the ceiling, hooked at the end of a leather cord that has been hand-knotted around the brass tube; a perfe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

1980s Italian Hand Blown Murano Glass Pendant Light Shade, White Flat Brim
Located in New York, NY
This Mid-Century Modern style Murano shade was hand blown in Italy in the 1980s and can be fitted to make a pendant light with either a pole or chain. Accepts a 3.25 inch diameter fi...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Small Opaline White Happy Pendant Light, Hand Blown Glass - Made to Order
By Siemon & Salazar
Located in Santa Ana, CA
Small opaline white happy pendant light, hand blown glass by Siemon & Salazar, canopy included Glass measures 4.5”T x 4.5”W These works play with the reflective and malleable qualit...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel

Alabaster White Cone Bubble Pendant Light, Hand Blown Glass - Made to Order
By Siemon & Salazar
Located in Santa Ana, CA
Alabaster Cone Bubble Pendant • Hand Blown Glass • Made in USA Cord, Canopy, and Shade Color Options Available 12"H x 7"W These works continue the language of contrast of the lattim...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Nickel, Brass

Colored Limpid Light L Rosequartz Full-Swing, Pendant Light, Hand Blown Glass
By Vantot
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Note: This is full-swing suspension, for the standard version. Our colored limpid light size L is a pendant light, decorative light made in Europe. The Limpid Lights collection, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Smoked Glass

1980s Italian Hand Blown White Murano Glass Pendant Light Shade, Swirl Flat Brim
Located in New York, NY
This 1980s Mid-Century Modern style Murano shade was hand blown and hand worked in Italy and can be fitted to make a pendant light with either a pole or chain. Accepts a 3.25 inch di...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Colored Limpid Light Large Rose Quartz Standard, Pendant Light, Hand Blown Glass
By Vantot
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Note: This is standard suspension, for the full-swing version. Our colored limpid light size large is a pendant light, decorative light made in Europe. The Limpid Lights collecti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Smoked Glass

White and Ivory Lattimo Orb Pendant Light, Hand Blown Glass - Made to Order
By Siemon & Salazar
Located in Santa Ana, CA
White pendant light, white and ivory Lattimo orb, hand blown glass is made to order by Siemon & Salazar. Measures: 9" T x 9" W. Clean and modern, the lattimo pendants incorporate tw...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

"Crystal" Pendant Light in Translucent White Hand Blown Glass by Jeff Zimmerman
By Jeff Zimmerman
Located in New York, NY
Crystal illuminated sculptural pendant in hand blown translucent white glass. Designed and made by Jeff Zimmerman, USA, 2017. Limited number available. Please note that each item ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Etro Home Interiors Hatha 2-Light Ceiling Lamp in White Frost Blown Glass
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
2-light ceiling lamp with shades in white frost blown glass. Metal ceiling rose and details in gold finishing. Cable in gold fabric. Ø 30 H 38 (+ cable)
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Contemporary Italian Brass and Cream White Alabaster Glass Round Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
A modern round globe pendant chandelier of a geometric organic series, entirely handcrafted in Italy, the sphere in an innovative blown Murano glass to resemble alabaster with the be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Lightolier White Cased Glass Bell Form Pendant Light by Glashütte Limburg
By Lightolier
Located in Chicago, IL
Lightolier cased glass pendant light with single cord suspension and three black metal stud fitters. 1970s import made by the stellar German firm Glashütte Limburg. Overall drop ...
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Vintage 1970s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Contemporary Crystal Black and White Smoked Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Fun and elegant Italian pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of a succession of elements: black opaline glass and brass spheres, a hand-cut j...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold

Groove Series Cylinder Pendant Opal White, Modern Handmade Glass Light
By Furthur Design
Located in New York, NY
These hanging lights feature an embedded groove that offers a precise, machine-made quality to offset these otherwise wholly handmade creations. Whether showcased individually, as an...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Bespoke Italian Brass and Cream White Alabaster Murano Glass Oval Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
A contemporary custom egg shape pendant chandelier of a modern geometric series, entirely handcrafted in Italy, the organic oval globe in an innovative blown Murano glass to resemble...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

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Brass

Contemporary Italian Crystal Pink & Gold Cream White Murano Glass Pendant Light
Located in New York, NY
Fun and elegant Italian lantern pendant chandelier, entirely handcrafted, of organic modern design consisting of a succession of elements: reeded crystal Murano glass cylinder, opali...
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2010s Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Gold

Italian 1970s Chrome with Clear and White Glass Globe Pendant Light
By Vistosi
Located in New York, NY
A wonderfully sculptural Italian pendant light from the 1970s in the style of the Italian lighting company Vistosi. The hand blown glass shade is clear with a light blue/grey tint. I...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Vistosi Candela Pendant Light in Crystal White
By Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A pendant made with blown cased glass. Due to its narrow diameter a good deal of skill is necessary to blow a piece of it with even thickness. Light source: 1x60W G9.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Dòry Contemporary Handmade Chandelier Brass, Blown Glass, LED Light, Dimmable
By Silvio Mondino Studio
Located in Novellara, IT
An exquisite exercise in balance, this chandelier exudes a Minimalist flair marked by clean and essential lines. Its dimmable structure features two brass bars hanging from a brass c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Minimalist Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Marquise Opaline Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in the USA
By Niche
Located in Beacon, NY
Available in three sizes, this versatile series is comprised of Niche's newest shape, the Marquise. Pendants can be clustered in multiples to create stunning visual arrangements and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

1970s German Doria Leuchten Crackle Glass Oval Bulbous Pendant Hanging Light
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in London, GB
1970s bulbous (in an oval shape) , crackle, frosted, glass, pendant, hanging-light manufactured by Doria Leuchten, Germany. The glass globe is suspended from a brushed chrome fixture...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Wire

Vistosi Sissi SP Pendant Light in White by Barbara Maggiolo
By Barbara Maggiolo, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Sissi is an elegant mouth-blown glass in the shape of a narrow sinuous cone, suitable for installations requiring concentrated light. Light source: 1x50W GU10.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Candela SP Single Tube Pendant Light in White by Vistosi
By Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A pendant made with blown cased glass. Due to its narrow diameter a good deal of skill is necessary to blow a piece of it with even thickness. Specifications: Light source: G9 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Puppet SPG Pendant Light in White by Romani Saccani
By Romani Saccani Architetti, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Collection of lamps with blown glass diffuser with an original irregularly lined ‘dégradé’ finish. The arms of the chandelier are hung individually to customer demand. Light Sourc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Puppet SPP Pendant Light in White by Romani Saccani
By Vistosi, Romani Saccani Architetti
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Collection of lamps with blown glass diffuser with an original irregularly lined ‘dégradé’ finish. The arms of the chandelier are hung individually to customer demand. Light sourc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Puppet SP6P Pendant Light in White by Romani Saccani
By Vistosi, Romani Saccani Architetti
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Collection of lamps with blown glass diffuser with an original irregularly lined ‘dégradé’ finish. The arms of the chandelier are hung individually to customer demand. Light sourc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Six-Light Venetian Glass Clear and White Daffodil Chandelier
Located in Troy, MI
Venetian glass chandelier consists of handblown elements in clear and opaque white glass, circa 1930s. Ceiling canopy is clear glass with white petal edge. Top tier of white daffodil...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Marquise Petite Opaline Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in the USA
By Niche
Located in Beacon, NY
Available in three sizes, this versatile series is comprised of Niche's newest shape, the Marquise. Pendants can be clustered in multiples to create stunning visual arrangements and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Marquise Grand Opaline Handblown Modern Glass Pendant Light, Made in the USA
By Niche
Located in Beacon, NY
Available in three sizes, this versatile series is comprised of Niche's newest shape, the Marquise. Pendants can be clustered in multiples to create stunning visual arrangements and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pendant Light by La Murrina in Murano Glass
By La Murrina
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern chandelier by La Murrina in Murano glass and brass hardware, this sphere is signed and the glass is in the style of Ludovico Diaz Santillana's "Anemone" series.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vistosi Peggy AP Pendant Light in White and Black by Hangar Design Group
By Vistosi, Hangar Design Group
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The white, blown handmade glass together with the glossy black metal, with a lead-effect treatment, interpret the polarity between black and white with the lightness of a rational an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Puppet SP12P Pendant Light in White by Romani Saccani
By Vistosi, Romani Saccani Architetti
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Collection of lamps with blown glass diffuser with an original irregularly lined ‘dégradé’ finish. The arms of the chandelier are hung individually to customer demand. Light sourc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Teardrop Single Pendant Light by Konekt Furniture
Located in Geneve, CH
Teardrop pendant light by Konekt Furniture Dimensions: 9” W x 14 3/4” H Stem cut to order Materials: Hand blown glass and brass Finishes: Satin brass, antique brass, satin nick...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Teardrop Single Pendant Light by Konekt Furniture
Located in Geneve, CH
Teardrop pendant light by Konekt Furniture Dimensions: 9” W x 14 3/4” H Stem cut to order Materials: Hand blown glass and brass Finishes: Satin brass, antique brass, satin ni...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Triple Teardrop Pendant Light by Konekt Furniture
Located in Geneve, CH
Triple teardrop pendant light by Konekt Furniture Dimensions: 9” W x 14 3/4” H 12" D canopy Stem cut to order Materials: Hand blown glass and brass FIinishes: Satin brass, ...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Teardrop Single Pendant Light by Konekt Furniture
Located in Geneve, CH
Teardrop pendant light by Konekt Furniture Dimensions: 9” W x 14 3/4” H Stem cut to order Materials: Hand-blown glass and brass Finishes: Satin brass, antique brass, satin nic...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vistosi Mirage SP LED Pendant Light in Crystal White by Giovanni Barbato
By Vistosi, Giovanni Barbato
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The blown glass gives light its central role, by comfortably directing and spreading it in the environment and emphasizing its brightness. LED lighting source. Light source: LED ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Mirage SP LED Pendant Light in Smoky White by Giovanni Barbato
By Vistosi, Giovanni Barbato
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The blown glass gives light its central role, by comfortably directing and spreading it in the environment, and emphasizing its brightness. LED lighting source. Light source: LED...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Midcentury Ceiling Light with Brass Frame and White Frosted Glass Globe, 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Midcentury hotel ceiling or floor lights with brass frame and large hand blown white frosted glass globes. The lights are beautifully thanks to the hand blown glass. The pleasant lig...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Vistosi Oto SP15 Pendant Light in White Striped by Pio E Tito Toso
By Pio & Tito Toso, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Spherical blown glass elements available in four sizes and two decorations, with and without lighting source. The special design allows the installation of more vertical glass elemen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Oto SP18 Pendant Light in White Striped by Pio E Tito Toso
By Pio & Tito Toso, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Spherical blown glass elements available in four sizes and two decorations, with and without lighting source. The special design allows the installation of more vertical glass elemen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Oto SP12 Pendant Light in White Striped by Pio E Tito Toso
By Pio & Tito Toso, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Spherical blown glass elements available in four sizes and two decorations, with and without lighting source. The special design allows the installation of more vertical glass elemen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Peggy SP Pendant Light in White and Black by Hangar Design Group
By Hangar Design Group, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The white, blown handmade glass together with the glossy black metal, with a lead-effect treatment, interpret the polarity between black and white with the lightness of a rational an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Stone SP LED Pendant Light in Smoke and White by Hangar Design Group
By Hangar Design Group, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Stone is characterized by almost sculptured volumes, where the lightness of blown glass is opposed to the solidity of linear geometries. In this counterpoint, between the use of a ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Spirit SP37 Led 1300lm Pendant Light in White by MarCo Acerbis
By Marco Acerbis, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
The shape of a diamond blown into glass. The folds are the result of a long process of development that creates a unique light reflection while, even in the transparent crystal versi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi Stone SP LED Pendant Light in Crystal and White by Hangar Design Group
By Hangar Design Group, Vistosi
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
Stone is characterized by almost sculptured volumes, where the lightness of blown glass is opposed to the solidity of linear geometries. In this counterpoint, between the use of a ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Slope, A Black Adjustable Task Light with White Glass Shade and Brass Details
By Current
Located in Portland, OR
A study in structure and fluidity, Slope is composed of detailed elements refined to their most functional forms. The blown glass shade adds a softness to the architectural black fin...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Brass

Artemide Gople Mini Ceiling Light in White/White by Bjarke Ingels Group
Located in Hicksville, NY
Gople Lamp is the latest product in the ongoing collaboration between Artemide and Bjarke Ingels Group. Gople is crafted of a pill shape, the glass is blown according to ancient Vene...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Artemide Gople Classic Ceiling Light in White/White by Bjarke Ingels Group
Located in Hicksville, NY
Gople Lamp is the latest product in the ongoing collaboration between Artemide and Bjarke Ingels Group. Gople is crafted of a pill shape, the glass is blown according to ancient Vene...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Rare Brass Fixture "Morning Dew" Pendant Light, RAAK, Netherlands, 1970s
By RAAK
Located in Steenwijk, NL
Beautiful pendant lights that go by the name of 'Morning Dew' (in Dutch; 'Ochtendnevel'). The name is very well chosen as the glass goes gently from a white top to an almost clear bo...
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large White Tulip Petals Murano Chandelier or Ceiling Light
By Galleria Veneziani
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing Italian Murano glass chandelier made by clear/white "lattimo" Murano glass petals. By Galleria Veneziani. Frame available chrome or gold 24-karat Dimensions: H- 21.2 inche...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Large White Tulip Petals Murano Chandelier or Ceiling Light
By Galleria Veneziani
Located in Rome, IT
Amazing Italian Murano glass chandelier made by clear/white "lattimo" Murano glass petals. By Galleria Veneziani. Frame available chrome or gold 24-karat Dimensions: H- 21.2 inches (...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Artemide Gople Suspension Light in White by Bjarke Ingels Group
Located in Hicksville, NY
Gople Lamp is the latest product in the ongoing collaboration between Artemide and Bjarke Ingels Group. Gople is crafted of a pill shape, handblown glass diffuser. The glass is blown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

Vistosi with White SP P Suspension Light in Matte White by Mauro Olivieri
By Vistosi, Mauro Olivieri
Located in Mogliano Veneto, Treviso
A collection of five single elements in matte-finish blown glass, which can be installed as pendants or ceiling fixtures and are ideal for energy saving bulbs. The double glass versi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Blown Glass

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White Blown Glass Light Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the white blown glass light pendant you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A white blown glass light pendant — often made from glass, blown glass and metal — can elevate any home. Find 24 options for an antique or vintage white blown glass light pendant now, or shop our selection of 77 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect white blown glass light pendant — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A white blown glass light pendant, designed in the Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one white blown glass light pendant that is appealing in its simplicity, but Vistosi, Romani Saccani Architetti and Hangar Design Group produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a White Blown Glass Light Pendant?

Prices for a white blown glass light pendant can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $224 and can go as high as $38,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,489.

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.