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vintage czech hand blown glass ceiling light
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Vintage opaline lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage 1950s lights salvaged from the former Czechoslovakia. Hand-blown opaline glass with a lipped detail and aluminium wall mounting plate. They are suitable as both wall and ceiling lights.

vintage czech opaline glass wall light
vintage hand blown glass wall and ceiling lights
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

Once we’ve salvaged a collection of lights, we bring them home to our studio and begin the slow process of restoration. Each light is disassembled and we examine every component for damage and flaws, so we know which can be kept, and which need to be replaced. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each component by hand. That often begins with soda-blasting (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before hand-polishing, lacquering and rewiring.

detail view of two czech opaline wall lights

Product details

Supplied with two new (E27) lamp holders.

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360 mm
160 mm
1.8 kg
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White | Silver

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

Lights for life

As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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