Czech Lustry Opaque Glass Pendant Lamp
Materials: Opaque frosted crystal glass. White aluminium diffuser. Chromed rod, chromed canopy. Porcelain and brass socket.
Rod Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 22 cm / 8.66”
Width: ∅ 33 cm / 12.99”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Lustry a.s. , Nový Svět 915, 471 14 Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic.
Preciosa – Lustry
This pendant lamp was made in Kamenický Šenov in the north of the Czech Republic near the Austrian border, the so called Crystal Valley. Until 1918, the city was part of the Austrian monarchy. The German name of the town is Steinschönau. It is a small town with some 4000 inhabitants (2018) and it has several glass and lighting companies and a glass school. Another well known lamp company is Jawich Lighting.
This lamp was produced by Lustry a.s., today named Preciosa – Lustry a.s. They produce chandeliers and lamps since 1724. Later they transformed into electric lighting. At some point in the 1980s Lustry a.s. merged with Preciosa a.s. and became Preciosa – Lustry a.s. Today more than 700 people work for the company and they have 11 offices around the world.
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