1930s antique Franta Anýž copper pendant

1930s antique Franta Anyz copper pendant hero
Reference 23_3785

1930s antique Franta Anýž copper pendant

Era: 1930s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Manufactured by famed Czech metalworker Franta Anýž, this one-off 1930s pendant was born at a time of innovation and modernity in former Czechoslovakia. Art Deco by design, a dramatic metal shade features a hand-brushed copper plating. Opaline glass provides soft downlighting with an added element of uplighting when illuminated. Sensitively restored to preserve all original components, this is a true collector’s piece. Perfect for stirring up conversation over dining room tables and lobbies. A silver version is also available.

1930s antique Franta Anyz copper pendant
1930s antique Franta Anyz copper pendant
1930s antique Franta Anyz copper pendant
1930s antique Franta Anyz copper pendant
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Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of former Czechoslovakia. Under Communist rule the same design was often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage. The country is also famed for its beautiful glassware, with both wall and ceiling opaline glass lights often being used in public and residential settings, such as housing blocks and schools.

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Over the years, we’ve rescued and restored thousands of lights that would otherwise may have ended up in landfill - examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story.

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Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with 5.no new screw (E27) lamp holder(s). If you would prefer E26 lamp holders (USA), please just ask. Total height from ceiling 760mm.


250 (glass) mm
760 mm
3.6 kg
500 mm
500 mm
Copper | White

Non-standard delivery. Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

Franta Anýž

Manufacturer: Franta Anyz

Leading Czech metal artist Franta Anýž (1876-1934) was famed for elevating everyday objects to high art status. Lighting became a prominent part of his business from 1910 with a range spanning decorative pendants to medical lamps. Following WW1 it was one of the most important metalworking enterprises in former Czechoslovakia, casting Prague’s most famed monuments. Franta’s son carried the business through WW2. Nationalised in 1948 under communist rule it became ‘Art Production Plant ZUKOV’.

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Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks.

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

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An absolutely beautiful light. Arrived promptly and immaculately packaged. Very efficient service, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Many thanks.

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A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

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