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Retro Czech bubble glass globes

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Retro Czech bubble glass globes

Era: 1970s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

1970s vintage glass pendants salvaged from Czechoslovakia, with a striking golden bubble effect globe and the original polished brass gallery. These retro-styled pendants are very distinctive and would make a real feature in both a domestic or commercial space.

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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

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.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of brass suspension chain, traditional old gold braided cable and a ceiling mounting plate. If you would prefer another colour cable, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder (for the USA), please just ask).

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310 mm
470 mm
2.1 kg
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Gold

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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- Isabella | Milano | Italy

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

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK