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Kinkeldey Frosted Globes Pendant Lamp – Belvedere Kristall

Materials: Round 27 frosted glass spheres lampshade. Frosted glass tube in the middle. Brass ball nuts. White painted metal slats, rods and tube. Brass rod and canopy. Metal E27 socket.

Height: 62 cm / 24.40”

Width: ∅ 50 cm / 19.68”

Globes: ∅ 8 cm / 3.14”

Glass Tube: ∅ 8 x 10 cm / 3.14 x 3.93”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: A. H. Kinkeldey – Kinkeldey-Leuchten GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Pyrmont, Germany.

Other versions: This Kinkeldey frosted globes pendant lamp exists in several sizes. Also big chandeliers and wall lamps were made. These lamps are named Belvedere Kristall.

Often wrongly said that it is a lamp by the Seguso company from Murano.


Kinkeldey-Leuchten was located in Bad Pyrmont in between Hannover and Bielefeld in Germany. Bad Pyrmont is a city with some 19.000 inhabitants and is a popular spa resort.

Not much is known about Kinkeldey, they don’t have a website and it’s unclear if the company still exists, ended business or has changed address.
The Kinkeldey family would have its origin in the Austrian German border, an area well known for the production of crystal glass.

There are three other companies with the same name: Lichtsysteme Dr. Kinkeldey GmbH in Lemgo, 30 Km (18.6 miles) away from Bad Pyrmont and Kinkeldey Licht Dr. Schütze e.K. in Villingen, 566 Km (351.7 miles) away near the Swiss border. Kinkeldey GmbH in Lemgo has ended business in 2007.
The third company is Kinkeldey – Licht GmbH in Stuttgart, some 100 Km (62 miles) from Villingen and was founded in 2009.
None of these companies have a website.

Kinkeldey received 8 iF Design Awards for its designs.

Many thanks to Ger for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.

Many thanks to Christophe from STAT in AalstBelgium for the publicity photo.