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Elegant glass & bakelite teardrop pendants

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vintage opaline white glass pendant with bakelite
Reference 11_0868

Elegant glass & bakelite teardrop pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Elegant teardrop pendants with a hand blown opaline glass shade and original Bakelite cover and short stem hook stanchions. The glass provides a nice even distribution of light when illuminated, making these lights ideal for circulation areas within the home. Available in a larger size.

As featured in the HBO TV series 'The Third Day'.

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group of teardrop vintage glass pendants with bakelite
bakelite top on vintage opaline glass 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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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. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

Our lights on the big screen

Did you know that our vintage lights regularly star in feature films such as Mission Impossible and hit TV series such as Warner Bros’ Pennyworth? This particular light was used in the TV series The Third Day. You can explore other collector’s pieces from the big screen in our vintage prop lighting collection. Alternatively, if you’re interested in our prop hire services click here.

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Product details

Each light is supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, traditional old gold 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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250 mm
330 (Inc Stem) mm
1.7 kg
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White | Brown

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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Excellent packaging and delivery service.

- Richard | Isle of Wight | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

Commendable service

We have often purchased from skinflint and the fittings are exactly as depicted, delivered on time & with excellent customer service.

- Doug | UK | Commercial client

Everyone adores our lights

We adore skinflint lights. Thank you for our latest buy retro Czechoslovakian pendant (V2). We love it, as well as the 1950s Polish street light and industrial pendant lighting we bought from you. We hope you like how we have used them in our home.

- Jill & Tony | Cheshire | UK