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1950s Lantern Pendant Light


Condition: In good condition.

Materials: Black and silver painted wrought iron, brass decorative parts, opal glass, iron white painted mesh on top of the glass, black and white painted lampshade, brass chain.

Total Height: 65 cm – 25.59”

Height: 31 cm – 12.20”

Width: 21 cm – 8.26”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white, opaque or frosted one is preferred; it gives the best result with this light.

Period: 1950s – 1960s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

This type of lights were made for many years. The origin is vague, but they were presumably first made in France and Italy. Off course the design is based on the typical candlestick lanterns, but there was a revival of this design in the 1950s.

This one is probably Italian, because al the electric parts are made by the Italian VLM company from Buccinasco, near Milan, as you can see below. VLM Components was founded in 1945 and the parts in this light were made in the 1950s, early 1960s.

1950s Lantern Pendant Light - VLM Components socket

1950s Lantern Pendant Light - VLM Components socket