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Vintage Czech opaline pendant lights (V1)

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vintage czech white glass decorative pendant with bakelite top
Reference 14_2091

Vintage Czech opaline pendant lights (V1)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Elegant opaline pendant lights with original white Bakelite galleries salvaged from a large school in the former Czechoslovakia. Circa 1950. These make fantastic feature lights within circulation or living areas.

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decorative white opaline glass aides with 1950s bakelite monks caps
vintage czech pendant light with white glass shade and bakelite monks cape
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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

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

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Product details

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

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420 (Inc Stem) mm
2.1 kg
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300 mm
White

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

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