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Vintage Czech opaline globes (V1)

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Vintage Czech opaline globes (V1)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

A large run of pendants salvaged from Czechoslovakia. Hand blown opaline glass globes with original brown Bakelite covers and short stem stanchions. We can also supply these with white Bakelite galleries if preferred.

 

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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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Vintage Czech opaline globes over desk and boks

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. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, traditional black 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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300 mm
440 mm
2.3 kg
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White | Brown

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

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