Mazzega Attributed Satin-Finished Brass and Murano Glass Chandelier
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We kindly suggest that you read the entire description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Original and peculiar chandelier executed in the Space Age style; the structure is composed of a solid bar of satin-finished brass with a square cross-section from which four round bars are asymmetrically arranged, at their ends are four perforated cylinders through each of which passes the electric wire that supports the glass sphere. The electric wire, which comes out of the top of the bar; passes through a cylindrical cup that hides the ceiling attachment; by adjusting the size of the wire itself we can change the height of the chandelier at will; the same wire departs in four to form the light attachment of each sphere, the cups above the spheres are made of metal painted brass color; a small refinement of the craftsmen builders was to use an electric wire of the same color as the structure. The spheres of the chandelier are made of shaded, mouth-blown, and handcrafted milky white glass; at the bottom, they have a beautiful and distinctive hollow pattern whose center, in two spheres is a bright orange color, in the other two it has a different pattern and is a lighter orange color. When they are lit the shaded lattimo glass is expressed in all its particular beauty, and from the workmanship of the lower part wonderful golden reflections are diffused; they were created by master glassmakers in a Murano furnace. We can attribute the chandelier with good certainty to the Mazzega firm of Murano, which often used this kind of combination of colors and materials in its enchanting works. The chandelier was made between 1965 and 1970 in Murano, Italy. The style of the lamp is the "Space Age", this aesthetic current was born at the dawn of the space age, commonly attributed to the launch of Sputnik in October 1957. Space age design captured the optimism and confidence in technology by society in the 1950s and 1960s. The spherical shape predominates in this style for most decorations and lighting where, often, if several spheres are connected together, they explicitly resemble the atom. The design explodes into a variety of styles and movements, making room for roundness, freedom of form and movement, lightness, and simplicity. The Mazzega company was founded in Murano in 1946 and began production at the highest level, destined for a high and demanding market; between the 1950s and 1970s it was the creator of a profound artistic and conceptual renewal in the field of art glass in Murano; the collaboration with the elite of the 20th-century European art world is from that period: from Marc Chagall to Pablo Picasso, from Giò Ponti to George Braque and Jean Cocteau, from Fulvio Bianconi to Carlo Scarpa. From that time until today, the glassworks welcomes in its prestigious collections the best of what is produced in Murano, its works enhancing elegant settings all over the world. Lattimo, whose name originates from the word "milk," is an opaque white glass, the invention is dated around 1450 in Murano with the aim of imitating the Chinese porcelain that arrived in Venice, using lead lime and tin as opacifiers. These crystals are all the more homogeneous the higher the concentration of zinc oxide in the mixture. This type of glass is widely used in Murano, in giftware but especially in lighting because of its ability to diffuse light softly and evenly. Measurements width cm.45, depth cm.45, height cm.111 (variable). The chandelier is in good condition. The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, voltage compatibility in other states should always be checked by an electrician before use. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the items.
Place of origin:
111H x 45W x 45D
43,70H x 17,72W x 17,72D
Creator / Artist:
Brass, Murano Glass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The chandelier is in good condition. The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, voltage compatibility in other states should always be checked by an electrician before use.
International - YES
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