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1970s Enameled Metal Pendant Lamps

Materials: Half round lampshades. Brown mat painted on the outside, white enameled on the inside. White painted Bakelite socket. Some plastic parts.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 22 cm / 8.66”

Width: ∅ 26,2 cm / 10.31”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: These 1970s enameled metal pendant lamps were probably produced in several colours and sizes.

Rare seen lamps with an industrial look and feel. White enameled on the inside, as they did a long time ago. However, the colour brown was popular at the end of the 1970s, early 1980s. And also the wiring tells they are from the late 70s or early 80s.

These half round lampshades are made in iron, also not obvious. Usually lampshades, if they are made of metal, are made of aluminium.

Although they have no marks whatsoever, presumably they were produced in Germany. Many lamps from that period in this brown colour were produced over there.

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Vitreous enamel, also called porcelain enamel, is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing. It was often used for lamps produced before the Second Word War.

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Vitreous enamel – Wikipedia


Blue & white enamel pendant lamp

1970s Enameled Metal Pendant Lamps half round matt brown outside white enameled inside MCM