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black enamel pendant with grey gallery
Reference 15_2191

Eastern Bloc industrial pendant lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

A run of impressive factory shades salvaged from industrial areas in the south of the former Czechoslovakia. Vitreous enamelled shades and finned aluminium galleries with the original worn factory finish retained, providing an interesting surface patina to the product.

original grey painted gallery with manufactures casting
pair of original black enamel pendants with grey painted gallery
czechoslovakia former country map

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

Every one of our lights goes through a variety of processes to bring it from the worn and often dilapidated state it arrives in, to a stage where it is ready for your project. The first and most important stage is fully dismantling each and every light - we do this even if we have hundreds of identical lights. We then undertake an in-depth review of its construction and following that, map its journey through restoration.

grey braided cable and suspension chain

Product details

Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.

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430 mm
520 mm
6.3 kg
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Black | White (internal)

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

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A quick word from our customers

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I love it. It arrived quickly and in perfect order. Many thanks.

- Lucy | London | UK

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Beautiful lights, exactly as described and photographed online, and with very quick delivery. Thank you.

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I’ve had a difficult time communicating with multiple European-based companies for different projects. skinflint were wonderful and extremely punctual, even with the time difference!

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