Calla Flowers Chandelier
Materials: Curved brass rods and parts. Black coloured brass leaves and half round disc below. Slightly ribbed white acrylic conical lampshades, moulded into a calla flower model. Ornamental brass screws. Some metal parts. Long brass rod. Half round brass canopy. White Bakelite E14 sockets.
Rod length: 75 cm / 29.52”
Width: ∅ 60 cm / 23.62”
Lampshades: 20 x 10 cm / 7.87 x 3.93”
Electricity: 5 bulbs E14, 5 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1950s, 1970s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This calla flowers chandelier exists in all probability in several variations. It was probably also made as a wall lamp.
Chandeliers decorated with flowers is of all times. Brass and acrylic chandeliers started to appear in the 1950s in this form. They were made for several years. This chandelier has no markings or label whatsoever, unfortunately, but it was acquired in Germany.
The leaves and the bottom plate are blackened. There are many ways to do that, most of them are chemical. Sodium polysulfide and ammonia are often used. Some people create the black colour with Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid. It contains sodium bisulfite and other sulphur derivatives.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
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Many Thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.