White Opal Droplet Pendant Lamp
Materials: White opal crystal glass in a droplet form. Chromed metal (iron) lid, chrome rod. Metal socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 30 cm / 11.81”
Diameter: ∅ 23 cm / 9.05”
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. But an opaque or frosted bulb gives the best result.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised. Designed in the Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Bauhaus/art deco style.
Manufacturer: Glashütte Limburg, Glashüttenweg 1, 65549 Limburg an der Lahn, Germany and BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten, Menden, Germany. The label of the company is present.
Other versions: Probably made in several sizes.
Glashütte Limburg was founded in 1946. Today Glashütte Limburg is a member of the Bega group. The company still exists and they make beautiful (industrial) lighting. The name Glashütte Limburg is no longer in use since 2017. Bega was founded in 1945 by goldsmith and steel engraver Heinrich Gartenbrink.
One of the best known designers for Glashütte Limburg was Helena Tynell who created several bubble glass lamps for the company. Helena Tynell lived from 1918 until 2016. She was married to the famous designer Paavo Tynell (1890-1973).