Small Sputnik

Price: $900.00 Members: $810.00

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Description

Small Sputnik

Exclusive to the Met Opera Shop, this extra-small Sputnik is inspired by the Met`s starburst chandeliers, one of the best-loved features of the opera house, which were dubbed `Sputniks` after the Russian spacecraft. They were a gift to the Met from the Austrian government upon its opening at Lincoln Center in 1966.

Hand-crafted from Swarovski crystals, each piece is a one-of-a-kind-work of art.

An ideal gift for fans opera and the Met.

  • A Met Opera Shop Exclusive
  • Swarovski crystals
  • Diameter is approximately: 7”
  • Approximately 24 crystals
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Hand-crafted

History

Sputniks

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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