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1960s opaline white glass period pendant with bakelite gallery
Reference 14_1971

Period Czechoslovakian lighting (V1)

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

A large run of unusual ribbed glass pendant lights with original Bakelite galleries salvaged from school buildings within the former Czechoslovakia. These make fantastic feature lights within circulation, living or kitchen areas.

1960s opaline white glass period pendant with bakelite gallery
1960s opaline white glass period pendant with bakelite gallery
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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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1960s opaline white glass period pendant with bakelite gallery

Restoration

Once we’ve salvaged a collection of lights, we bring them home to our studio and begin the slow process of restoration. Each light is disassembled and we examine every component for damage and flaws, so we know which can be kept, and which need to be replaced. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each component by hand. That often begins with soda-blasting (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before hand-polishing, lacquering and rewiring.

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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, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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220 mm
320 (Inc stanchion) mm
1.6 kg
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White

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

A real gem!

What a great little product, saves masses of time and cost rewiring. Will be back for more!

- Chris | Gloucester | UK

Spot on

I’ve now purchased five different products over two home refurbishments. Alongside the product, the service, speed and packaging it is spot on. It's only skinflint that make me wish I had another project to work on and a larger property to kit out.

- Matthew | London | UK

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- Charles | London | UK

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These lamps are so practical yet elegant and unique. They’ll add a lot of character to our plain kitchen. The service levels were high - responsive and helpful.

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