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1950s Italian Glass Disc Chandelier

Materials: Curved brass rods. Brass rod and canopy. Big white opal frosted glass disc. Cream white painted brass parts. Some brass parts. Brass E14 sockets with a porcelain ring.

Total Height: 110 cm / 43.30”

Height: 30 cm / 11.81”

Width: ∅ 41 cm  / 16.14”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1940s, 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This 1950s Italian glass disc chandelier was probably produced in a larger version and some variations.

This lamp got many similarities with some chandeliers Pietro Chiesa designed for FontanaArte. A typical Italian chandelier from the late 1940s, early 1950s. This chandelier was acquired in Milan, Italy some years ago. Unfortunately no information can be found about this lamp.


The light bulbs used for this setup were made by Sigtay. Sigtay was a Belgian company founded in 1927 in Ninove. It was named: Lampes et Entreprises Electriques Sigtay (Lamps and Electrical Companies Sigtay). The factory was located in the center of the city. The glassblowers came from Spain. That was the case at various glass factories in Belgium at the time. Sigtay ended business in 1978 – 1979. The old factory building was converted into a library in the early 1990s. 

Links (external links open in a new window)

Sigtay – Google images

The city of Ninove – Wikipedia


Glass disc lamps

Sigtay light bulbs used for this setup

1950s Italian Glass Disc Chandelier - Sigtay Light Bulbs

1950s Italian Glass Disc Chandelier - top view