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hungarian opaline and porcelain period pendant lights
Reference 14_1912_P

Opaline period lighting (Type 1)

Era: 1950s Origin: Hungary

A pair of opaline globes with porcelain and cast iron galleries salvaged from a glassworks in Hungary. These simplistic yet stylish pendants would work well in a hallway or lobby.

group of hungarian opaline and porcelain period pendant lights with steel galleries
hungarian opaline and porcelain period pendant light with steel gallery
Hungary

Origin: Hungary

We salvage high volumes of industrial and decorative lighting from this landlocked former Eastern Bloc country. Hungarian industrial enamel shades are often available in blue or white, whereas the decorative glassware has more of a clean line and timeless design. In the mid to late 20th century, the Communist east produced a wide variety of lights for both industrial, commercial and residential applications often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.

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Restoration

Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have become scrap - examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story. These lights were produced at Tokod, a small village north from Budapest, close to the Danube and the Hungarian-Slovakian border. The plant initially started production in 1892. It finally went bankrupt around 2000, although different short lived spin-offs continued, but never succeeded.

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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 please just ask).

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160 mm
240 (Inc Hook) mm
1.1 kg
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White | Cream

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

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