36 Discs Murano Chandelier
Materials: 36 hand blown Murano crystal glass discs lampshade. Clear glass on the outside, pink-purple on the inside of the discs. Chromed metal frame, chain and canopy. Bakelite E14 sockets.
Chain Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 58 cm / 22.83”
Width: 58 cm / 22.83”
Electricity: 8 bulbs E14, 8 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably clear/bright bulbs.
Period: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: After a Carlo Nason design.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano Italy.
Other versions: This 36 discs Murano chandelier was made in many different sizes and colours: more or less discs, wall lamps, ceiling lamps, table lamps.
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!
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Mazzega 1946 (AV Mazzega)
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.