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Opal Glass And Brass Chandelier

Materials: White/opaque hand blown crystal glass lampshades. Curved brass rods. Brass parts. Black painted brass. Bakelite sockets.

Total Height: 95 cm / 29.52”

Height: 40 cm / 29.52”

Width: ∅ 75 cm / 25.59”

Electricity: 6 bulbs E14, 6 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This opal glass and brass chandelier was at least also made with 5 lights.

The opal glass is hand blown, none of these glasses are the same.

Some people say this chandelier was made in Germany or Belgium. And that is quite possible.

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VLM Components

The electric parts were made by the VLM Components company from Buccinasco, near Milan in Italy. They were made in the 1950s, early 1960s.

Today VLM Components is owned By Relco. It is one of the biggest suppliers of switches, cords and plugs in Europe. VLM Components became famous because of the switches they produce that were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Opal glass on Wikipedia


Chandelier, probably made by the same company

Many thanks to Frank from for the photos and the enthusiasm.