Vintage opal glass with brass pendant by Bent Karlby (presumed) for LYFA in the late 1940s. Rare tear-drop hanging lamp in very good vintage condition
OPAL GLASS pendant by Bent Karlby (presumed) in the 1940s, and produced by LYFA - rare and super attractive tear drop hanging light with opal glass and polished brass in very good vintage condition.
Attractive blown opalized glass shade with an appealing teardrop-like shape, complimented by a brass top and bottom. The brass bottom carries tiny triangular peepholes, a Karlby trademark, and hold an opal glass diffuser plate - matte on one side to diffuse the light optimally. The bottom brass fixture is screwed onto the glass shade by three small screws. Towards the top, a raised brass "lid" with narrow peepholes is screwed onto the glass shade to lock it in place.
The thick opal glass shade is designed to provide a uniformly lit surface, while ensuring a soft comfortable light, while the opal glass diffuser in the bottome ensure a glare free experience.
In 1949 Bent Karlby designed a range of lights, produced by LYFA - 12 chandeliers, 13 pendants, two ceiling lights, 13 wall lights and one floor lamp - many similar with softly curvy opalized glass shades and decorative brass tops / bottoms, but different in their shapes and sizes.
This opal glass pendant with its appealing teardrop-like shape is in very good vintage condition - and fit for many purposes - like over a dining table or kitchen table, perhaps lighting up a stair way, or in the sitting area.
All original, but rewired with 2 m (6' 6.7") high end quality, white fabric cord - for safety and beauty. Tested and fully functional.
Cleaned, brass parts polished, labeled and packed in protective bag.
- Height: 42 cm | 16.5 inches
- Width: 22 cm | 8.7 inches
- Shade height: 33 cm | 13.0 inches
- No. of bulbs: 1
- Bulb socket size: E27
- Max Watt: 75 W
- Brass, Opal glass
- Brass, Opal
- Design year
- ca. 1940s
- Bent Karlby (presumed)
- Condition - Very Good Vintage Condition - (8/10)
Few signs of usage and age – one chip on the opal glass diffuser plate, this is not visible at all when hung, as the rim of the brass bottom conceals it. Please see the photos!
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