Photo of the old factory on the Murano island, taken in October 2014
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.
24 Murano Glass Leaves Chandelier
Materials: Brass wire frame and chain. 24 brass ball nuts. 24 clear, opal and yellow-amber-orange curved crystal hand blown Murano glass leaves round lampshade. 8 metal E14 sockets.
Chain Length: 40 cm / 15.74”
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Width: ∅ 64 cm / 25.19”
Electricity: 8 bulbs E14, 8 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1950s – 1990s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This 24 Murano glass leaves chandelier exists in several varieties. Bigger and smaller versions, different colours, different leave forms. All these leaves were hand blown and therefore all unique with a little difference in height and width.
This chandelier is probably from the seventies, but these type of chandeliers were made for many years and is a typical product from Venice/Murano. Always said that it is a chandelier made by AV Mazzega, but several companies produced these type of lamps with glass leaves hanging on a metal wire frame, though the AV Mazzega company is most likely the maker. AV Mazzega produced numerous chandeliers with glass plates hanging on a metal wire frame.
Other companies that produced these type of lamps on the Murano island are, amongst others: Barovier & Toso, Cenedese, Venini, Novaresi and many others. Some companies are specialized in producing spare parts for new and old Murano chandeliers. For instance Italian Light Design produces every type of glass parts.
AV Mazzega was founded in 1946 by Angelo Vittorio Mazzega. In 1950 his son Gianni Bruno Mazzega started working in the family’s glass factory. Gianni Bruno Mazzega is responsible for the creation of many beautiful lamps.
Today, under the watchful eye of Andrea Mazzega, grandson of Angelo Vittorio, the company works together with high-level international designers. Andrea is the president of the company since 2000. The company is renamed in Mazzega 1946; the year AV Mazzega was founded.
Designers that worked for AV Mazzega – Mazzega 1946 are among others Carlo Nason, Aldo Nason, Christophe Pillet, Michele De Lucchi, Giovanni Barbato, Paolo Piva, Sam Baron, Gasmi Chafik, Oriano Favaretto and Riccardo Giovanetti.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Mazzega 1946 (AV Mazzega)
Official Site of the City of Venice