Monumental chandelier for large interiors or halls. More than 120 elements of small leaves commonly called “palmette” (little palm leaves). Built on a reverse cone frame with 4 tiers. Pieces are partially overlapping and dense to cover completely the hardware. Piastra technique. Glass is poured over a mould with the general shaping and then spread to meet the shape. Amber glass crumbs are added to the back of the piece to give a golden effect and diffuse the light. The result is a golden light and appearance.
Identifications, references: Unknown origin. Other sellers are quoting it as Barovier or Venini. Probably the first is more realistic than the second.
Evaluation assessment: By complexity of manufacturing and quality of both hardware and glass.
Measurements: Diameter 100 cm, 40″; height 80 cm, 32″.
Rating: ★★★ (for rating details click here)
Period: Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin: Italy, Murano
Date of Manufacture: Assessed 1990-1999
Materials and Techniques: Piastra working with amber crumbs. Metal hardware.
Condition: Pristine. No aging signs detected.