27 Discs Murano Chandelier
Materials: 27 hand blown clear and orange crystal Murano glass discs lampshade. Chromed metal (iron) wire frame, chain & canopy. 6 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Chain Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 55 cm / 21.65”
Width: ∅ 50 cm / 19.68”
Electricity: 6 bulbs E14, 6 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but clear or bright bulbs are preferred.
Period: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This 27 discs Murano chandelier exists in several varieties. Made in many different sizes and colours, more or less discs. Also made as a wall lamp, flush mount and table lamp. these lamps are often named saucers or dishes chandeliers.
In Germany and some other countries in Europe acrylic discs chandeliers were produced by Aro Leuchte (Arnold Licht GmbH) from Borken.
Gino Vistosi was not the designer of these disc lamps, despite everybody says it. Vistosi made glass discs lamps, but they have all much smaller discs.
Several lamp producers on the Murano island made these chandeliers. In all probability, most of them are made by AV Mazzega. Carlo Nason designed the LS 130, LS 131, LS 132, LS 133 chandelier, all similar to this one, but without the colours and made in clear & opal glass.
These lamps were a big hit and they were made for more than 30 years. Few are marked with a label. Today new chandeliers are in production, beware!
Links (external links open in a new window)
Mazzega 1946 (AV Mazzega)
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.