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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
Design year
Bent Karlby
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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