Mini Sputnik - The Met Series
When the New York Metropolitan Opera opened on September 13th, 1966, the first applause went to the twelve chandeliers that rose towards the ceiling with the first curtain. On the opening night audience and journalists were startlingly impressed by Starburst Chandeliers from Vienna, a gift to the United States of America by the Republic of Austria out of gratitude for the European Recovery Program after World War II.
D 11.8" x H 11.8" , 6 lights, 60 W
D 15.7" x H 15.7" , 9 lights, 90 W
Brass, polished, nickel pleated or gold pleated finish
Hand-cut crystal, Swarovski crystal