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Chromed Glass Globes Chandelier


Materials: Chromed metal and brass, opal glass with a chromed ring, Bakelite sockets.

Total Height: 70 cm / 27.55”

Height: 40 cm / 11.02”

Width: 50 cm / 19.68”

Electricity: 5 bulbs E14, 5 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white/opaque or frosted one is preferred for white glass. Clear bulbs causes stripes on the glass and therefore also on the walls.

Period: 1960s – Mid century modern.

Designer: To be appraised. Maybe it is a chandelier designed by Hans Agne Jacobsen because of the Swedish electric lamp socket link and Hans Agne Jacobsen designed many lamps with glass globes. This light has also similarities with a chandelier designed by the Italian designer Sergio Mazza for Artemide.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

The sockets of this lamp have the Swedish (SemkoSvenska Elektriska Materielkontrollanstalten) and Swiss (ESTI – Eidgenössische Starkstrominspektorat) safety mark on it. The company who build it is VW (no information found)

Links (external links open in a new window)

Semko History

Esti Switserland

Chrome plating on Wikipedia

The inside of the socket of each lamp

Chromed Glass Globes Chandelier - socket