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1950s ovaloid Czech pendant lighting

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A 1950s ovaloid Czech pendant
Reference 19_3284

1950s ovaloid Czech pendant lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

1950s Czech pendant lights featuring the original Bakelite gallery. A simple yet stylish open-bottomed opaline glass shade, when lit they provide a soft, even glow with an element of downward illumination. Elegant in style, they make for real statement pendants at home or in commercial settings.

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The open bottom glass of a 1950s ovaloid Czech pendant lighting
A trio of 1950s ovaloid Czech pendant lighting
The white bakelite gallery of 1950s ovaloid Czech pendant lighting
A pair of 1950s ovaloid Czech pendant lighting
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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 the 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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Restoration

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, traditional silver braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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350 mm
380 (Inc Stem) mm
2.2 kg
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White

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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