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Vintage Czech opaline pendant lights (V1)

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Vintage Czech opaline pendant light
Reference 22_3590

Vintage Czech opaline pendant lights (V1)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

These elegant opaline pendants began life in former Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. Salvaged from a large school in Prague, they feature a cable suspended bakelite upper gallery, contrasting against a glass opaline. Fantastic feature lights within circulation or living areas.

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A trio of vintage Czech opaline pendant lights
The stem of a vintage Czech opaline pendant light gallery
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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 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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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; and to restore each fixture to the highest modern standards.

Product details

Supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of brown 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
1.6 kg
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300 mm
White | Black

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

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Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights! 

- Jean | London | UK

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What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks.

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Love the lights, love your ethos. Absolutely what more companies need to be doing. I have my Retro Czech Ceiling Lights (V2) in my dining room and the spray of light they give off is gorgeous and unusual.

- Jenny | Lincolnshire | UK

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My beautiful lamp arrived and the bespoke adaption is fabulous - this beauty is now mobile in my art studio, perfect for when I’m washing down my silk screens or doing detailed pencil work at my desk. 

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