Peill + Putzler Petunia Pendant Lamp
Materials: White opal and translucent clear crystal hand blown glass lampshade. Made in the form of a hanging flower such as a petunia. Brass lampshade holder with 3 ornamental screws. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’
Height: 32 cm / 12.59”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
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, a white, opaque or frosted one gives the most beautiful result.
Period: 1960s, 1970s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, Germany.
Other versions: This Peill + Putzler petunia pendant lamp exists in several colours en designs. It is model AH 169.
These type of lamps are often named “Fazzoletto” lamps. The Italian word for handkerchief. The Fazzoletto vase is a 1948 design by Fulvio Bianconi (1915 – 1996) for Venini. This pendant lamp has more similarities with a petticoat, a hanging flower or petunia than a handkerchief.
Peill + Putzler
Glashüttenwerk Peill und Sohn was founded in 1903 in Düren, a small town in (West) Germany. Peill und Sohn merged with Putzler (founded in 1869) in 1947 as a glass-works and lighting company and became Peill + Putzler Glashüttenwerke.
The company always worked with important designers such as Wilhelm Wagenfeld, William Brown, Helmut Demary, Aloys Ferdinand Gangkofner, Horst Tüselmann and many others.
In the fifties 1500 people were working for the company. They also produced glass for other light companies in Europe, such as Raak, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Disderot, France and Massive from Belgium.
In 1995 the production of glass and lamps moved to Slovenia, Poland and the Czech Republic. Only the trading of lamps en glass stayed in Düren. 1 year after the 100th anniversary in 2004, bankruptcy was filed.
In 2008 the name Peill + Putzler was re-used for several years for among others the Wagenfeld lighting of the German lighting company of Paul Neuhaus.
Today the Peill + Putzler factory is named Glashütte Düren and is converted to many other businesses and conference centre.