Large Sputnik Sculpture

Price: $4,500.00 Members: $4,050.00


Item: 10065294


Large Sputnik Sculpture
The Met’s starburst chandeliers are one of the best-loved features of the opera house. Dubbed Sputniks after the Russian spacecraft, they were a gift from the Austrian government upon the opening of the Met’s Lincoln Center location in 1966.
Each Sputnik ornamental sculpture is unique and hand crafted by Lobmeyr, the original designer of the chandeliers hanging throughout the Metropolitan Opera.
Each one is slightly different. Please allow us to select one for you.
A Met Opera Shop Exclusive

  • Swarovski crystals
  • Black wood ball center
  • Approx. 12” W x 13” H
  • Handcrafted in Vienna

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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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