Loading

Retro Czech bubble glass globes

Left
Reference 18_3091

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.

Left
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.

View all lights from Czechoslovakia (former)

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).

Diameter:
Height:
Weight:
Length:
Width:
Colour:

310 mm
470 mm
2.1 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
Gold

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

light bulbs faq

Light Bulbs

Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in our lights.

Read more

Shipping

Shipping

Our UK and international shipping and return options explained.

Read more

Wet drip icon

Applications

Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.

Read more

skinflint lighting certifications

Certifications

Our UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA), British Standards and UL certifications.

Read more

Environmental

Environmental

Our zero-carbon business policy and our commitment to looking after the planet.

Read more

More lights from the 1970s

More lights from Czechoslovakia (former)

A quick word from our customers

Pirelli warehouse lights

Excellent packaging and delivery service.

- Richard | Isle of Wight | UK

Superb light

An absolutely beautiful light. Arrived promptly and immaculately packaged. Very efficient service, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Many thanks.

- Jo | Essex | UK

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

It’s been a pleasure working with you!

I’ve had a difficult time communicating with multiple European-based companies for different projects. skinflint were wonderful and extremely punctual, even with the time difference!

- Monique | USA | Commercial client