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Elegant glass & Bakelite tiered pendants

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decorative white opaline Czech glass pendant with brown bakelite top
Reference 12_1406

Elegant glass & Bakelite tiered pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage glass and Bakelite tiered pendants with an opaline glass enclosure and the original Bakelite cover. The white glass provides an even distribution and glow of light when illuminated.

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pair of decorative opaline Czech glass pendants on floor
group of decorative white opaline Czech glass pendant with brown bakelite tops
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

Different materials require different processes. At Skinflint we are fascinated by interesting surfaces and patinas, that’s why we tend not to repaint our lights as this can make them look too ‘new’ and they lose some of their of individuality. During restoration non-ferrous metals such as aluminium are often sealed using crystalline waxes, or occasionally left raw so the surface can develop an interesting lustre over time.

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Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 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 US, please just ask).

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250 mm
290 (inc stem) mm
1.6 kg
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White / Bakelite

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

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A quick word from our customers

Beautiful Light! 

I toyed with this light for ages before I bought it, thinking it was a lot of money. When I eventually ordered and received the light, I was not disappointed. I love this light, so heavy, chunky and in my eyes, gorgeous. It will look brilliant in my dining room, in my newly renovated farmhouse. 

- Tina | Cheshire | UK

Ceiling plates

Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Beautiful light

What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.

- Dan | Wiltshire | UK

Salvage lighting

Great lighting website with some awesome fittings - Very helpful in answering queries and assisting in how to dismantle / assemble for fitting. 

- Simon | Edinburgh | UK