Veca 1960s Crystal Glass Chandelier
Materials: Made of blue, cobalt blue, light blue, turquoise/petrol green and clear crystal cut glass. The outer glass disc is mat/frosted embossed. Chrome chain, chromed metal (iron) parts. 3 silver painted black Bakelite sockets.
Chain Length: 34 cm / 13.38”
Height: 23 cm / 9.05”
Width: ∅ 32 cm /12.59”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used. A small round bulb is required.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Veca, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Veca 1960s crystal glass chandelier was made in several varieties.
Many companies with the name Veca exist in Italy. Veca is a common surname in the north of Italy and also on Sicily. But about the lamp factory is no information to be found.
Veca produced many chandeliers and other lamps in this style, all in the 1960s and 1970s. It reminiscence to the FontanaArte and Cristal Art lamps, but they are different. Typical is the use of these colours of glass.
Chandeliers with discs were made in huge numbers on the Murano island in Italy. They are all hand blown and rarely made of cut glass.
A similar pendant lamp was made by the Italian company Lupi. It was labeled Lupi Cristal Luxor. Lupi made several lamps in the Veca style.