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AV Mazzega Orange Glass Leaves Chandelier 

Materials: Chromed metal (iron) wire frame. 40 clear and orange crystal hand blown embossed Murano glass leaves with a swirl design. Bakelite sockets.

Chain Length: 80 cm / 31.49”

Height: 45 cm / 17.71”

Width: ∅ 50 cm / 19.68”

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 orange glass leaves chandelier exists in bigger and smaller versions. Made in different colours and 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 & TosoAntichi 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 a green version of this glass leaves chandeliers.

AV Mazzega

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 NasonAldo Nason, Christophe Pillet, Michele De Lucchi, Giovanni Barbato, Paolo Piva, Sam Baron, Gasmi Chafik, Oriano Favaretto and Riccardo Giovanetti.

AV Mazzega 40 green leaves chandelier