Peill + Putzler White Clouds Pendant Lamp
Materials: White and clear mottled hand blown crystal glass lampshade. Made in a butternut, bottle gourd, pumpkin or calabash form. Chromed metal (iron) lid on top. Black plastic canopy. Metal or Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 36 cm / 14.17”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
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: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Peill + Putzler, Düren, Germany.
Other versions: This Peill + Putzler white clouds pendant lamp exists in several colours en designs. Another example can be found here.
Often attributed to AV Mazzega or another Murano glass maker, but it is not. However, AV Mazzega made many lamps with the same type of mottled glass.
This lamp is not labelled but it is typical Peill + Putzler. The chromed metal lid and top was used for many other lamps. It was amongst others used for the Futura pendant lamp.
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 1950s 1500 people were working for the company. They also produced glass for other light companies in Europe, such as Raak, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 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.
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Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.