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Vintage Czech ovaloid pendant lights ovaloid pendants

czech white glass pendant light with steel gallery
Reference 13_1738

Vintage Czech ovaloid pendant lights ovaloid pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Nice run of unusual ovaloid Czechoslovakian pendants. Opaline glass diffusers with brushed and lacquered steel galleries.

pair of czech white glass pendant light with steel gallery
group of  white czech glass pendant light
view of top of white czech glass pendant light
czechoslovakia former country map

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

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this using an environmentally friendly technique known as ‘soda blasting’. Soda blasting works by applying bicarbonate of soda to a surface under high pressure. The crystals explode at the point of impact and this ‘blasts’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

fabric braided power cable with chrome suspension chain and ceiling rose

Product details

Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, traditional twisted silver braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted to screw (E26) lamp holders (for use in USA) if required. Please state at point of order.

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280 mm
330 mm
2.1 kg
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White

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

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A quick word from our customers

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Couldn't justify spending at the higher end of Skinflint's product range as out of my budget but the quality of what I bought being around a third of the cost of their top end items is exceptional. Recommended 

- Steve | London | UK

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Quick, efficient and exactly as ordered. Thanks.

- Susan | Hertford | UK

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Stunning items.

- Martin | London | UK

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK