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Decorative opaline Czech pendants (V1)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Once illuminating the corridors of a school in former Czechoslovakia, these vintage 1950s pendants witnessed the rise and fall of communism in the Eastern Bloc. An opaline shade with a decorative underside creates a soft and ambient glow when illuminated, contrasting against an original Bakelite gallery. Perfect for adding impact to hotel lounges and lobbies, or in rows above bars. Part of The Retreat Collection in collaboration with Dodds & Shute.

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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 lighting goes through can take many months. To begin, we gently disassemble each light fitting, letting us spot any flaws and plan how best to bring it up to modern electrical standards. Then, our team of experts patiently restore each component by hand.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, old gold twisted cable and ceiling mounting plate. If you would prefer another colour cable or E26 lamp holder (USA), please just ask.

Diameter: 300 mm
Length: n/a mm
Height: 380 (Inc Stem) mm
Width: n/a mm
Weight: 2.8 kg
Colour: White
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Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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

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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.

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