Gold-Plated Crystal Rods Chandelier
Materials: Gold-plated brass curved rods and parts. Many round crystal glass rods, tubes. Gold-plated metal chain and canopy 5 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Chain Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Height: 50 cm / 19.68”
Width: ∅ 55 cm / 21.65”
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: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Bakalowits & Sohne. Today Bakalowits Licht Design GmbH, Gumpendorfer Straße 32, 1060 Vienna, Austria – attributed.
Other versions: This gold-plated crystal rods chandelier exists also as a wall lamp. The company produced several chandeliers and other lamps in this style with those glass rods/tubes.
The Bakalowits company was founded in 1845 by Elias Bakalowits and they create stunning lights. Bakalowits is responsible for the biggest chandelier ever built. They did it for the parliament building in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, today Serbia.
The company has remained family owned since 1845 and is managed in fifth generation by CEO KR Prof. Friedl Bakalowits.
Similar lamps were produced by companies such as Rafael Tormo from Spain, Nachtmann Leuchten and Honsel Leuchten from Germany and several others.
Links (external links open in a new window)
The Bakalowits website and the company’s history: www.bakalowits.com