$ 966
1 in stock


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PEANUT (P 163), pendant lighting designed by Bent Karlby in 1946 and produced by LYFA – extremely attractive blown opal glass ceiling light with polished brass, in very good vintage condition.

Blown matte opalized glass with an attractive curvy shape, complimented by a polished brass top and bottom. The brass bottom carries narrow 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 four small screws. Towards the top, a flat brass “lid” is screwed onto the glass shade to lock it in place.

The thick opal glass shade, as well as the bottom glass plate, has a smooth inside and a matte outer, and are designed to provide a uniformly lit surface, while ensuring a soft comfortable light.

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.

Karlby designed this curvy opal glass pendant light with narrow waist in 1946, and it was produced by LYFA under the name P 163. It was relaunched among the lighting designs Karlby created for LYFA in 1949 – this time in three sizes. In 1952 LYFA changed the name to PEANUT lamp. Some may also refer to this pendant as Snowball pendant.

Absolutely a charming and alluring Danish mid century piece in very good vintage condition – fit for many purposes – like over a dining table or kitchen table, perhaps lighting up a stair way, or in the sitting area.

If you are looking to add a rare original vintage designer light to contrast your modern digital life – this is an excellent piece for that! It oozes classic Danish design from the 1940s!

Please note, that I have one more PEANUT up for sale in the shop – same size, same condition – together they would be a stunning and impressive lighting for stairway or dining table! Please check the shop and contact me if you are interested in both pieces!

No. of bulbs: 1
Bulb socket size: E27
Max Watt: 75 W
Brass, Opal glass
Brass, Opal
Design year
Bent Karlby
Condition – Very Good Vintage Condition - (8/10)
Few signs of usage and age – there are a few thin black lines on the glass. Please see the photos!
DVD item no.

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