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Vintage Czech opaline lights (V2)

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Vintage Czech opaline lights (V2)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage hemispherical surface mounted lights salvaged from former Czechoslovakia. A simple and stylish silhouette, the light comprises a white opaline glass shade within a lacquered steel and bakelite enclosure. Perfect for illuminating smaller spaces such as hallways, creating an even glow when illuminated.

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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

The final step of the restoration process of each light is reassembly. All of the components, both new and refurbished, are meticulously pieced together in our workshops. Each light is then photographed and added to our collection alongside information about its origins and history discovered through our research. This ensures every light we reclaim lives on to tell its tale: from its original use, to how it came to be salvaged and restored. The next part of the story is up to you.

base detail of steel and bakelite wall light

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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

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