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1930s Dish Chandelier

Materials: Metal (aluminium) dish/uplighter. Brass rod and parts. Aluminium canopy. 3 Brass and porcelain sockets.

Total Height: 58 cm / 22.83”

Height: 8 cm / 3.14”

Width: ∅ 51 cm / 20.07”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1930s – interwar period.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This 1930s dish chandelier was probably made in several sizes and a few colours and of course more or less stars. In all probability also made as a wall lamp.

No information to be found about this lamp. It is often with lighting of this period. They are never labeled and the lamp sockets do not provide much information.

These brass and porcelain sockets only have the letters SMI stamped in it. No information to be found about a lamp socket company or an electric components firm.

This lamp was acquired from a modernist house designed in 1936 by Rik Heinz Jacops (1911-1993). Jacops was a Belgian architect born and raised in Dusseldorf, Germany were he studied civil engineering. From 1930 until 1933 he studied Architecture at the Antwerp Academy. He did an internship with Leon Stijnen and in 1935 he started his own office. 

In 1936 Jacops designed the house “Villa Les Pins” (pines). The name of the villa in Brasschaat, Belgium refers to the location in former spruce forests. This lamp hung in the master bedroom.