“Morning Dew” Globe Pendant Lamp
Materials: Hand blown white to clear degrading crystal glass. Aluminium canopy and lamp cap. Metal lamp holder (chromed iron, not polished). Chromed rod. Copper and porcelain socket. Steel wire in the electricity wire for reinforcement.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62”
Globe: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white/opaque or frosted one is preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: Made in several sizes.
This globe pendant lamp has no label or whatsoever. Not even a logo in the socket. The globe is made of thick hand blown crystal glass. The edge on top is rounded by heat. Most of the time it is only cut. The electricity wire is reinforced with a steel cable because of the weight of the glass.
Companies that produced glass like this are, among others: Lamperti, Targetti, Lightolier, AV Mazzega, Peill + Putlzer, Raak Amsterdam…
Raak Amsterdam named it Ochtendnevels, “morning dew” in English. They appear in catalogues from 1972 until 1978. The size of this globe is the same as Raak model B-1153 (30 cm / 11.81”).
Well known are the floor lamps the Italian Targetti company produced wxith this type of glass.
Very difficult to make a decent photo of this type of lamps. Even in the catalogues this lamp is poorly portrayed as you can see.
Dutch text from the catalogues from 1972 and 1978
Nevels in de morgen
Nevels, die ijler en ijler worden
Tot zij zich oplossen in helder zonlicht
Opaal glas dat steeds steeds transparanter wordt
En uiteindelijk vervloeit in nagenoeg helder glas
Nebulae in the morning
Nebulae, which become rarer and thinner
Until they dissolve in bright sunlight
Opaque glass that is becoming increasingly transparent
And finally it flows into almost clear glass