This chandelier was designed by Toni Zuccher for Venini. Rare color combination with amber, clear and taupe gray. The cut at the bottom of each element is highlighted when lit, see pictures. There are more than 120 glass Murano glass blown elements.
This chandelier has the elements packed in two tiers and probably was made for a low ceiling, most likely for a large dining room where the limited height would not interfere with the table and the tight placing of the elements makes it wonderful to see from below.
A dramatic chandelier for good clearance space and best dining table guests view.
Beautiful lit and unlit, see last two pictures.
Six regular sockets. Re-wiring for your country standards.
Identifications, references: The color combination and the detail of the corrugated surface (corteccia) leads to identify the chandelier as original. I believe the name tronchi is not correct. There is a common use of this word which obliges to use it for correct search. I believe that Tronchi should refer only to the round elements, this elements should be called five lobes or better five petals not to confuse it with the trilobi.
Evaluation assessment: By complexity of manufacturing and quality of both hardware and glass. Also considering the uniqueness of color combination and it’s beauty. Unknown origin and decade, thus I am assigning this attributed and early 80s because of white paint.
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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Metal, Murano Glass
41.34 in. (105 cm)