AV Mazzega Green Glass Leaves Chandelier
Materials: Chromed metal (iron) wire frame. 40 clear and green crystal hand blown Murano glass leaves. Bakelite sockets.
Chain Length: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 45 cm / 17.71”
Width: ∅ 55 cm / 21.65”
Electricity: 12 bulbs E14, 12 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s, until today.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: AV Mazzega, Murano, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This AV Mazzega green glass leaves chandelier exists in several variations. 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 from the 60s or 70s, 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 frame, though the AV Mazzega company is most likely the maker. AV Mazzega produced numerous chandeliers with glass plates hanging on a metal frame.
Other companies that produced these type of lamps on the Murano island are, amongst others: Barovier & Toso, Antichi Angeli, Mazzega (not to be confused with AV Mazzega), Novaresi and many others. Chandeliers such as this one are still for sale. You can find them on several websites. 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.
Below an orange version of this glass leaves chandeliers.
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)
Facebook Mazzega 1946
AV Mazzega – http://www.avmazzega.com – website offline since 2018
The Facebook page of AV Mazzega is gone since November 2017
History of Murano on Wikipedia
Murano Glass Museum
Glas blowing on Wikipedia
List of Murano companies
Venice history on Wikipedia
Official Site of the City of Venice
Barovier & Toso website
The other Mazzega website
Antichi Angeli website
Venice Art website
Italian Light Design website