Veca 1960s White & Blue Glass Chandelier
Materials: 4 dark blue, cobalt blue crystal cut oval glass discs. 4 white opal glass discs. Chrome tube and rods. Chromed metal (iron) and chrome parts. Chrome chain and canopy. Bakelite E14 sockets.
Chain Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 26 cm / 10.23”
Width: 26 cm / 10.23”
Electricity: 4 bulbs E14, 4 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Veca, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Veca 1960s white & blue glass chandelier exists in many 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. Also mirrors with this glass lighting were produced.
It reminiscence to the FontanaArte and Cristal Art lamps, but they are different. Typical is the use of green and/or blue coloured glass and chrome. Often wrongly attributed to FontanaArte.
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 labelled Lupi Cristal Luxor. Lupi made several lamps in the Veca style.