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Sputnik Paperweight w/Bag

Item# 1000008149

Own a piece of Met history with one-of-a-kind Swarovski hand-cut crystal recovered from the Met’s original starburst chandeliers. The chandeliers, dubbed “Sputniks,” decorated the lobby and auditorium of the opera house before being replaced in 2008.

Each paperweight comes in a gift bag made from the golden silk curtain that opened in 1966 for the Met’s first performance at its new Lincoln Center home.  These are vintage paperweights and show wear from being in use for many years.  The wear marks are not imperfections. We hand select each crystal to ensure it meets our standards for beauty, quality, and authenticity.

  • Original Swarovski design
  • Perfect gift for the opera lover
  • Comes with Met gold curtain bag
  • Approx. 4" diameter


The Metropolitan Opera’s starburst chandeliers have been a beloved fixture of the opera house at Lincoln Center since it opened in 1966.  Dubbed “sputniks” after the Russian spacecraft, they reflect light brilliantly through clusters of Swarovski crystals.

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