Retro Czech glass pendantsEra: 1970s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)
Retro glass pendants salvaged from the former Czechoslovakia. Rippled cut glass with original brown Bakelite galleries.
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)
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.
Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, traditional twisted old gold braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted to accept screw (E26) lamp holders (for use in USA) if required. Please state at point of order.
IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.
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