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AV Mazzega Chrome & Amber Glass Chandelier


Materials: Metal (iron) chromed frame. 3 amber and clear crystal glass globes. Bakelite sockets.

Chain Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’

Height: 47,5 cm / 18.70”

Width: 40 cm / 15.74”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E14 socket can be used. But a white/opaque or frosted one is preferred.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano Italy.

Other versions: Made in many versions and sizes.

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, maybe this one.

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 most famous designer of the company is Carlo Nason. He started to work for the company in the late 1960s. Several of his designs are on display here on Vintageinfo.

The 3 amber and clear crystal glass globes are made by the German company Doria. Somewhere in the past there was a replacement of the original ones. But in fact, it is a perfect marriage. The originals have the same colour. You can find some examples over here on Vintageinfo.

Photo of the old factory on the island of Murano (October 2014)

AV Mazzega old factory