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Elegant glass & bakelite teardrop pendants (MK1)

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opaline glass teardrop 1950s pendant with bakelite
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Elegant glass & bakelite teardrop pendants (MK1)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage glass and Bakelite teardrop pendants. Hand blown opaline glass enclosures with original white Bakelite covers and short stem hook stanchions. A classic design of it's time, the white opaline glass produces an even glow and distribution of light when illuminated. 

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pair opaline glass teardrop 1950s pendant with bakelite
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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. 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.

white decorative twisted fabric braided power cable and polished ceiling rose

Product details

Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 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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250 mm
330 (Inc Stem) mm
1.6 kg
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White

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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