Opal glass pendant light by Bent Karlby in 1946 for LYFA. Beautiful vintage opal glass lamp with brass top and bottom in excellent vintage condition
KINAPENDEL, opal glass pendant by Bent Karlby in the late 1940s, and produced by LYFA – rare and super attractive hanging light with opal glass and polished brass in excellent vintage condition.
Attractive blown opalized glass shade with an appealing egg-shape, complimented by a brass top and bottom. The bottom brass piece have narrow peepholes, a Karlby trademark, and hold an opal glass diffuser plate. The bottom brass fixture is screwed onto the glass shade by four screws. Towards the top, a raised brass “lid” with narrow peepholes is screwed onto the glass shade to lock it in place.
The thick matte opal glass shade is designed to provide a uniformly lit surface, while ensuring a soft comfortable light, and the opal glass diffuser in the bottom 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 piece was designed a few years earlier, in 1946, and launched in 1949 as part of the lighting series for LYFA.
An opal glass pendant with its appealing egg-shape in excellent 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.
- Diameter: 20 cm |7.9 inches
- Height: 37 cm | 14.6 inches
- No. of bulbs: 1
- Bulb socket size: E27
- Max Watt: 60 W
- Brass, Hand-blown glass
- Brass, Opal
- Condition – Excellent Vintage Condition - (9/10)
Minimal signs of usage and age, no chips or cracks and the brass parts have been polished. Please see the photos!
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