Attractive Danish Modern opal glass ceiling light with brass by Bent Karlby in 1946, produced LYFA.
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
- 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!
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