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Angelo Brotto Amber Glass Chandelier

Materials: Metal chromed frame (iron) and 8 amber/brown/orange and clear crystal glass half circles. Chrome ornamental screws and rod. Bakelite sockets.

Rod Length: 80 cm / 31.49”

Height: 31 cm / 12.20”

Width: ∅ 46 cm / 18.11”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Angelo Brotto (1914 – 2002).

Manufacturer: Esperia Luci e Arredamento SRL, Via Campania, 1D, 53036 Poggibonsi, Italy.

Other versions: This Angelo Brotto amber glass chandelier exists in several colours (blue, green…). It was also made as a table lamp. Often named half-moon lamp, crescent lamp or citrus lamp.

Angelo Brotto

Born in Venice, Italy in 1914, died in Campiglia Marittima, Italy in 2002. Angelo Brotto graduated on the art school of Venice in 1939 and already at that time he participated with his works in different exhibitions.

Brotto graduated in 1941 on the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice distinguished himself by winning all competitions. He won many prizes for his outstanding works in the years that follow.

In Italy his works have been acquired by the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and Venice, by the Rivoltella Museum in Trieste, by the Venice Biennale, by the Ministry of National Education, by the Confederazione Italiana Professionisti ed Artisti and by private galleries around the world.


The Esperia company was founded in 1952, with the aim of producing chandeliers, table lamps, wall lamps, floor lamps, ceiling lights, wall light panels and furniture. Esperia is famous for the Quasar lamp from the 60s and 70s. The Quasar is designed by the Venetian designer/professor Angelo Brotto. Brotto designed many beautiful lamps for Esperia in that period. The Esperia company still exists and they produce very beautiful lighting. Several of the lamps Angelo Brotto designed are still in production.

Many thanks to Frank from for the photos and the enthusiasm.