Crystal Glass Pendant Lamp
Materials: White and translucent crystal hand blown glass. Brass parts, Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 50 cm / 19.68”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably a opaque/white globe light bulb.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Glashütte Limburg, Glashüttenweg 1, 65549 Limburg an der Lahn – Germany.
Other versions: Made in different sizes and colours.
This spectacular mouth blown pendant is in a rarely-seen size and colour. None of these lamps are identical and are all handmade by the glass masters of the company. Very rare lamp, not many were produced. This one is made in the Murano Vistosi style; transparent crystal glass combined with white.
Glashütte Limburg was founded in 1946. Today Glashütte Limburg is a member of the Bega group. The company still exists and they make beautiful (industrial) lighting. The name Glashütte Limburg is no longer in use since 2017. Bega was founded in 1945 by goldsmith and steel engraver Heinrich Gartenbrink.
One of the best known designers for Glashütte Limburg was Helena Tynell who created several amber bubble glass lights for the company. They exist in many forms and sizes. Helena Tynell lived from 1918 until 2016. She was married to the famous designer Paavo Tynell (1890-1973).
Links (all external links open in a new window)
Glashütte Limburg received 160 iF Design Awards. You can find them over here on the iF Design website.
Limburg an der Lahn on Wikipedia
Helena Tynell on Wikipedia (only in Suomi (2017))
Glashütte Limburg website
History of the Bega company
Glashütte Limburg manufactures exclusive interior luminaires with natural gas
Bega North America website
Other Glashütte Limburg lamps on Vintageinfo
Bega lamps on Vintageinfo