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XL Czech opal matte pendant
Reference 18_3031

XXL Czech opal matte pendants

Era: 1970s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

These giant matte opal glass pendants started life in former Czechoslovakia in the 1970s, illuminating the lobbies of hotels. A black powder-coated steel gallery contrasts against the opal cylindrical open-bottomed globe, creating an even glow of illumination with an element of downlighting when lit. Perfect for sizeable impact within reception areas, restaurants, or private rooms and residences looking for a statement piece.

Black galleries on XL Czech opal matte pendants
A pair of XL Czech opal matte pendants
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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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Restoration

The restoration process our vintage lighting goes through can take many months. First, we gently disassemble each light fitting allowing us to spot any flaws and plan how best to bring it up to modern electrical standards. Our team of experts then patiently restore each component by hand. The finished result is a meticulously restored vintage light that is ready for use for decades more to come.

Black chain and ceiling plate with elephant grey cable

Product details

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

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520 mm
445 mm
6.96 kg
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White | Black

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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A quick word from our customers

Ceiling plates

Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

Commendable service

We have often purchased from skinflint and the fittings are exactly as depicted, delivered on time & with excellent customer service.

- Doug | UK | Commercial client

"Genius Full Circle initative"

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