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French Empire Caryatids Fire Gilded Bronze Cut Glass 4-Light Lantern Chandelier
Located in Coimbra, PT
Beautiful pair of antique large French Empire cast bronze lanterns. Fire gilded solid heavy bronze and cut glass shade with four-light. Measures: Diameter 12 in/ 30 cm Height 32 in/ ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Gray Metal Vintage Industrial Cast Clear Glass Cage Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Silver grey cast aluminum. Clear glass. Weight: 7.1 kg / 15.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

French Heavy Brown Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage industrial hanging lamp Brown painted cast iron clear glass Weight: 20.00 kg / 44.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Gray Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Gray Industrial pendant. Aluminum shade, cast iron top and clear glass. Weight: 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international...
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20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron, Aluminum

Gray Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Gray Industrial pendant. Aluminum shade, cast iron top and clear glass. Weight: 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international stan...
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20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Aluminum

Black Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage black industrial pendant. Aluminum shade, cast iron top and clear glass. Weight 4.50 kg / 9.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cage Hanging Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp silver gray cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 8.50 kg / 18.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standar...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cage Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp silver grey green cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 9.00 kg / 19.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cage Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
industrial hanging lamp silver grey green cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 10.50 kg / 23.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standa...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Enamel industrial pendant Gray enamel shade, white inside. Dark gray / green cast aluminum top Weight: 2.90 kg / 6.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made s...
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Mid-20th Century Ukrainian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Art Deco Murano Glass Three-Light Grape Chandelier, Italy, Mid-20th Century
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Murano glass three-light chandelier with cast iron and brass mounts, Italy, mid-20th century. Three brass hanging chains with colored and clear glass bunch of grapes form shades conn...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Impressive Art Deco Chandelier by Val Saint Lambert
By Val Saint Lambert
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Large Art Deco chandelier by Cristallerie Val Saint Lambert, circa 1930s, with 15 clear and frosted molded glass plaques mounted on two tiers in a nickeled bronze frame. Matching sco...
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

Grande Dame of American Art Deco Lighting, circa 1932
By Lincoln Lighting Company
Located in Prescott, AZ
Possibly two will be available. From the heights of the Art Deco movement and the depths of the Great Depression comes Lincoln Lighting Co's, Detroit, Mich., most opulent and beauti...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1970s German Cast Metal Explosion Proof Strip Light with Glass and Steel Shade
By Leuchtenbau Wittenberg
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
German flame proof strip light with shades / glass guard. An extremely substantial statement piece modified by our team and ready to install commercially or at home. These ligh...
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Vintage 1970s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Steel

1930s MCM Pendant with Custard Glass by Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in Prescott, AZ
Somewhat Art Deco in flavour and bending toward midcentury, the beauty of these vintage lights will lighten any style of home from Bungalow to Mid-Century Modern. Refinished in the o...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

Fontana Arte "Optunia" Cast Glass Pendant Lamp Designed, Claesson Koivisto Rune
By Claesson Koivisto Rune, Fontana Arte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Optunia" is a pendant lamp, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune and manufactured by Fontana Arte, featuring a structure in cast aluminium, available with paints in white, onyx or glo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Aluminum

Neoclassical Cast Milk Glass Rosette Pendant
Located in San Francisco, CA
A heavy, milk glass bowl shade held with three, silver toned, brass stems. Matte glass molded with urn, garland, and rosette details. 1920s glass. Measures: 30.5” height x 16” width....
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Vintage Industrial Cast Iron and Ribbed Glass Pendant
Located in Oakville, CT
Cast iron and ribbed glass overhead pendant light, ceiling lamp, overhead light. Glass diameter measures 10", overall diameter measures 12 3/8", overall height measures 17". Pole len...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Yellow Cast Aluminum Airport Runway Blue Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Pendant . Runway light Airport Twente. Cast aluminium striped blue glass. E14 Weight: 2.30 kg / 5.1 lb E14 bulb holder. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suita...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Vega Quattro Pendant in Cast Glass by Matthew Fairbank
By Matthew Fairbank
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vega is a geometric, modular, contemporary lighting fixture. The body is made from extruded aluminum with brass accents. The diffusers are available in cast glass. No external driver...
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2010s American Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

1980's Large Industrial Cast Aluminum & Glass Ceiling light Pendant
By Industrial Design
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Large vintage industrial explosion proof aluminium ceiling pendant lighting, reclaimed from supertankers and cart ships. Original and authentic metal light fixtures perfect for cr...
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Vintage 1980s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Gray Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial cast aluminum light. Clear glass. Weight 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Grey Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Cast iron clear glass. Weight: 8.00 kg / 17.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandes...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Gray Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial cast aluminum light. Clear glass. Weight 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent l...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cast Iron Pendant
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory pendant. Gray enamel white interior. Cast iron top with clear glass. Measures: Weight 3.4 kg / 7.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by i...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel, Iron

Gray Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
By Industria Rotterdam
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp by Industria Rotterdam cast iron clear glass Weight 10.00 kg / 22 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international sta...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cast Iron Pendant
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory pendant. Gray enamel white interior. Cast iron top with clear glass. Measures: Weight 3.4 kg / 7.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Gray Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Holophane Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Grey cast iron. Striped glass. Measures: Weight 7.3 kg / 16.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standar...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Cast Aluminum Vintage Italian Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage Italian Industrial pendant cast aluminum top, clear glass Weight: 5.40 kg / 11.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international stan...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Grey Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Glass Hanging Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Grey cast aluminum and metal. Clear glass Weight: 13.50 kg / 29.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Metal

Grey Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial lamp. Cast iron with clear glass. Weight: 8.0 kg / 17.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

1980s Large Industrial Cast Aluminium and Glass Explosion Proof Pendant
By Industrial Design
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A large cast aluminium explosion proof pendant built to with stand the most adverse conditions at sea. These lamps were reclaimed from a super tanker that would have transported h...
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Gray Tube Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Clear Glass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial cast aluminium light. Clear glass. 4x E27 / E26 Weight 5.50 kg / 12.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Gray Silver Cast Aluminum Clear Glass Vintage Industrial pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage Industrial hanging lamp. Silver gray cast aluminum with clear glass. Weight : 4.10 kg / 9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internat...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

White Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Holophane Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial factory pendant. White enamel shade. Cast iron top. Holophane glass. Weight: 6.0 kg / 13.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by inter...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cast Iron Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory pendant. Black enamel white interior. Cast iron top with clear glass. Measures: Weight 3.4 kg / 7.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by ...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron, Enamel

Gray 1948 Vintage Industrial Cast Aluminum Clear Glass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
France CAEC R.M.A 1948 Industrial cast aluminium light. Clear glass. Measures: 8.60 kg / 19 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

White Cast Iron Enamel Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Factory Pendants
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial factory pendant. White enamel shade. Cast iron top. Clear glass. Weight: 3.0 kg / 6.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internation...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel, Iron

Gray Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Hanging Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Italian industrial hanging lamp silver gray cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 6.20 kg / 13.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Industrial Pendant Light, Lamp Cast Iron Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging
Located in Oakville, CT
Cast iron, steel and frosted white glass globe industrial hanging, ceiling pendant lamp, light. The glass measures 8" x 8" and the light is 15" tall. Steel pole is included and will ...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Iron

Industrial Pendant Light, Lamp Cast Iron Glass Globe Ceiling Hanging
Located in Oakville, CT
Cast iron, steel and frosted white glass globe industrial hanging, ceiling pendant lamp, light. The glass measures 8" x 8" and the light is 15" tall. Steel pole is included and will ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Iron

Vintage French Industrial Green Cast Iron and Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French factory pendant by Sammode, France Green cast iron Clear glass with cage Weight: 13.70 kg / 30.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by in...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Late Century German Cast Brass and Glass Shade Explosion Proof Pendant Light
By Wiska, Centurion
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Solid cast brass explosion proof pendant manufactured circa 1980. Ex. rated and reclaimed from supertankers. It has the original ceramic and brass E27 lamp holder which looks bra...
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Vintage 1980s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

Late Century German Cast Brass & Glass Explosion Proof Pendant Light Brass Shade
By Wiska, Centurion
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A reclaimed vintage industrial brass and bronze explosion proof ceiling pendant by Wiska. Originally marine lighting fixtures reclaimed from super tankers and cargo ships built in ...
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Vintage 1980s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Bronze

RENG, Kama, Decorated Glass Pendant Light with Artisanal Cast
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorated glass handcrafted lighting feature with artisanal cast. Bulb 1 medium base 60 Watt incandescent. 5lbs. The Kama pendant is a mouth blown glass form which celebrates the a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Art Glass

Raw Cast Aluminum Vintage European Industrial Cage Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
vintage European Industrial pendant cast aluminum top, clear glass Weight: 6.60 kg / 14.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international sta...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

French Heavy Brown Cast Iron Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage industrial hanging lamp Brown painted cast iron clear glass Weight: 20.00 kg / 44.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international ...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Blue Gray Enamel Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Cast Iron Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory pendant. Blue enamel white interior. Cast iron top with clear glass. Weight: 3.4 kg / 7.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internatio...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron, Enamel

British Green Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory pendant. Green enamel white interior. Cast iron top. Clear glass. Weight: 3.80 kg / 8.4 lb All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescen...
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20th Century British Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel, Iron

1940s Murano Two Grooved Cast Glass Globes Pendant, Brass, Venini, Italy
By Venini
Located in Girona, ES
Ravishing Murano two grooved cast glass globes pendant, polished brass decentered suspension shaft. Polished golden brass ring with squares and flowers patterns. Two brass hatches gi...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Gray Silver Cast Aluminum Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Hanging Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage industrial hanging lamp silver gray cast aluminum clear glass Weight: 5.00 kg / 11 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international s...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Industrial Pendant Cast Iron and Glass Ceiling, Hanging Light, Lamp
Located in Oakville, CT
"Bulbus" Industrial vintage hanging, ceiling cast iron, steel and glass pendant light lamp shown with two types of Edison Bulbs. Steel pole included and cut to your specifications. G...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Gray Aluminum Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Top Clear Glass Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging pendant lamp. Aluminum shade, cast iron top, clear glass. Weight: 7.50 kg / 16.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internationa...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

1970s Japanese XL Stainless Steel, Cast Brass & Glass Search Light Pendant
By Industrial Production
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Original Stainless Steel, Cast Brass & Bronze Search Light Pendant Conversion This very substantial fitting was salvaged from an old Japanese cargo ship, built during the 1970’s ...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Antique Cast Bronze Outdoor Pendant Light Fixture with Stained Glass Panels
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This substantial antique six-sided outdoor pendant light was made between 1900 and 1910, most likely in the United States. The heavy and very ornate frame and mount are cast bronze w...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Victorian Cast Glass Dish Bowl Pendant Light Elegant Leaf Design w/ Brass Fitter
Located in New York, NY
Early 1900's antique cast glass hanging pendant light with brass fitter. The cast glass bowl has a leaf and egg design and the brass fitter has a decorative ring and includes chain a...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Stadium Lamp Amsterdam Arena Cast Clear Glass Mirror Pendant Lights by Philips
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Field light. Stadium lamp from Amsterdam arena. Cast aluminum with clear glass. Weight: 11.2 kg / 24.7 lb. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internat...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

French 1930s Cast Iron Pendant with Milk Glass Shade and Chain Surround
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French 1930s mounted decorative cast iron pendant with milk glass globe and chain surround.
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Mid-20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

White Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Clear Glass Factory Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory hanging lamp White enamel white interior Clear glass Cast iron top Weight 5.0 kg / 11 lb. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internatio...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron, Enamel

1970s Japanese Large Stainless Steel, Cast Brass and Glass Search Light Pendant
By Industrial Production
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Original stainless steel, cast brass and bronze search light pendant conversion. This very substantial fitting was salvaged from an old Japanese cargo ship, built during the 1970...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

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Cast Glass Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the cast glass pendant you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, glass and iron, every cast glass pendant was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a cast glass pendant, we have 1006 options in-stock, while there are 17 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect cast glass pendant — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A cast glass pendant, designed in the Industrial, Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made cast glass pendant has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Daeyang, 360volt and Crouse-Hinds are consistently popular.

How Much is a Cast Glass Pendant?

Prices for a cast glass pendant can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $122 and can go as high as $67,553, while the average can fetch as much as $1,159.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.