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Black Enamel Pendant Lamp , 1930s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Pendant lamp in bauhaus style from former Czechoslovakia, previously used in a factories. Made from enameled metal. Black outside, white interior. Cast iron top. New porcelain socket...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

  • Black Enamel Pendant Lamp , 1930s
  • Black Enamel Pendant Lamp , 1930s
  • Black Enamel Pendant Lamp , 1930s
  • Black Enamel Pendant Lamp , 1930s
H 11.03 in. Dm 12.21 in.
Industrial Black Enamel Bauhaus Pendant Lamp, 1930s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Vintage Industrial black enamel pendant lamp in Bauhaus style. Used in factories in former Czechoslovakia during the 1930s. White enamel interior. Cast iron top. New wiring and new p...
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Industrial Bauhaus Black Enamel Pendant Lamp, 1930s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial black enamel pendant lamp made by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia. Designed in the period of Bauhaus. White enamel inside the shade. Cast iron top. New porcelain sock...
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Early 20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Industrial Bauhaus Black Enamel Pendant Lamp, 1930s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial black enamel pendant lamp made by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia. Designed in the period of Bauhaus. White enamel inside the shade. Cast iron top. New porcelain sock...
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Early 20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Authentic Black Enamel Distressed Factory Pendant Lamp
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial black enamel hanging pendant ceiling light, lamp. 12" diameter shades. Six available. Rewired and supplied with custom length poles and canopies.
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20th Century American Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel shade. Gray cast aluminum top. Weight: 7.0 kg / 15.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international sta...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Aluminum

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Lamp, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Vintage industrial hanging hall lamp made by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia during the 1960s. It features black enamel shade with white interior and grey cast aluminium top. Ne...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Vintage Black Enamel Industrial Factory Pendant Lamp, 1930s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial pendant light from former Czechoslovakia, previously used in a factories. Made from enamelled metal. Black outside, white interior. Interesting cast iron top. New porcelai...
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Early 20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel, Iron

Vintage Industrial Black Enamel Pendant Lamp from Elektrosvit, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Industrial hanging light from the 1960s - Manufactured by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia - Black enamel shade with white interior - Cast aluminum top - New E 27 fitting a...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Aluminum

Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Scissor Pendant Hanging Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor spring with industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel white interior. Max. length 250cm. Min. length 80cm. Measure: Weight 6.5 kg / 14.3 lb Priced per individual item. Al...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial lamp including glass. Black / very dark grey enamel white interior. Clear glass. Weight: 12.0 kg / 26.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suita...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Pair of Black Enamel Industrial Pendant Lamps from AEG, 1930s
By AEG
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Vintage Industrial factory lamps from the 1930s - Made by AEG in Germany - Black enamel shade with white enamel interior - Iron top - Socket requires E 27 lightbulbs - New ...
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Vintage 1930s German Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Large Black Enamel Vintage Industrial Metal Scissor Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Scissor spring with Industrial hanging lamp. Design: Black enamel. White interior. Measures: Diameter shade 52 cm., max length 250 cm. Weight 7.0 kg. Weight: 7.0 kg / 15.4 lb ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel and Cast Iron Industrial Cage Pendant Lamp, 1950s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial hanging lamp manufactured during the 1950s in former Czechoslovakia. It features a black enamel shade, white enamel interior, cast iron top, clear glass cover and iron gri...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Iron

Black Enamel and Cast Iron Industrial Cage Pendant Lamp, 1950s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial hanging lamp manufactured during the 1950s in former Czechoslovakia. It features a black enamel shade, white enamel interior, cast iron top, clear glass cover and iron gri...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Industrial Black Enamel Pendant Lamp with Cast Iron Top, 1970s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Vintage Industrial black enamel lamp made by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia during the 1970s. White enamel interior. Cast iron top. New porcelain socket for E 27 lightbulbs and...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Vintage Enamel Factory, Industrial Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Czech Industrial pendants with black enameled steel screen and a glass cover made in former Czechoslovakia in the 1970s. Lamps are after a professional revision, total length of the...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Vintage Enamel Factory, Industrial Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Russian Industrial pendants with black enameled steel screen made in the former Soviet Union in the 1970s. Lamps are after a professional revision, total length of the cable can be ...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Vintage Enamel Factory, Industrial Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Russian industrial pendants with black enameled steel screen and a glass cover made in the former Soviet Union in the 1970s. Lamps are after a professional revision, total length of...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Vintage French Industrial Black Enamel Asymmetrical Clear Glass Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French asymmetrical black industrial lamp with round clear glass. Black enamel. Rare model. Weight: 4.10 kg / 9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitabl...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

1960s Industrial Black Enamel Ceiling Pendant Lamps/Light Shades - Various Qty
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960s very large industrial black enamel ceiling pendant lamps/light shades. A mainstay of many eastern European factories these lamps feature large scale enamelled steel shades and ...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Vintage Industrial Blue Enamel Factory Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Industrial factory pendant Blue enamel white interior Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inc...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Factory Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Very large industrial lamp. Dark brown enamel. White interior. Weight: 7.5 kg / 16.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Pendant Hanging Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory light blue enamel. White interior cast iron top. Weight: 2.5 kg / 5.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for in...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Vintage Black Enameled Hanging Lamp, 1930s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Vintage Industrial hanging lamp from former Czechoslovakia ,made during the 1930s. The lamp has a grey iron dome and a black enamel lampshade. White interior.. New porcelain socket f...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Large Grey Enamel Industrial Pendant Lamp, 1950s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Eastern Bloc industrial pendant lamp. Comes from former Czechoslovakia. Made by Elektrosvit during the 1950s. Rare type of industrial lamp. New socket for E 27 lightbulbs and wire. G...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Iron

Blue Enamel Vintage Industrial Cast Iron Pendant Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Factory lamp. Blue enamel with cast iron top. White interior. Weight: 5.1 kg / 11.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards...
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Mid-20th Century Polish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Large Enamel Factory, Industrial Pendant Lamp Parabolic Glass
Located in Vienna, AT
Czech industrial pendants with black enameled steel screen and parabolic glass and a wire mesh protection made in former Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. Lamps are after a professional r...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Steel

Black Enamel Dutch Vintage Industrial Hanging Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dutch industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel white interior. Weight: 1.5 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Industrial Black Enamel Factory Hanging Lamp, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Vintage industrial lamp made by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia during the 1960s - Black enamel shade with white interior. - Frosted glass, Iron grid. - Porcelain socket re...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Industrial Black Enamel Factory Hanging Lamp, 1950s
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial hanging light manufactured in former Czechoslovakia during the 1950s. It features a black enamel shade with white enamel interior and cast iron top. Porcelain socket for E...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Black Enamel Vintage Dutch Industrial Hanging Lamp
By Philips
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dutch industrial hanging lamp black enamel white interior Weight: 0.80 kg / 1.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Industrial Black Enamel Factory Hanging Lamp, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial black enamel hanging lamp from former Czechoslovakia. Black exterior, white interior, grey top. Lamp has new fitting E 27 and new wire. Weight of the lamp is 4 kg.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Industrial Dark Grey Enamel Pendant Lamp from EMAX, 1960s
Located in Mratin, CZ
This industrial lamp was made by EMAX in Hungary during the 1960s. It features a grey enamel body with white enamel interior and iron top. New porcelain socket requires E 27 lightbul...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

1950s Large Industrial Enameled Hanging Pendant Lamps
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1950s large industrial enameled hanging pendant lamps 100 + in stock 1950s large industrial enameled hanging pendant lamps. These lamps are a mainstay of large ex Czech factories an...
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Vintage 1950s British Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Large Black Factory, Industrial Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Industrial pendants with black enameled steel screen and cast iron top from the late 1930s-1940s. The lamp is equiped with a possibility to focus the light (see the last two picture...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Industrial Enamel Factory Pendant Lamp from Elektrosvit, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial enamel pendant lamp designed and produced by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia during the 1960s. It features a grey metal top with cast aluminium box and black ( dark g...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel, Iron

Vintage Midcentury Industrial Black Enamel Factory Lamp, 1950s
Located in Mratin, CZ
This industrial lamp was made in former Czechoslovakia during the 1950s. It features black enamel exterior , white interior. Cast iron top. New porcelain socket for E 27 lightbulbs a...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Industrial Black Enamel Lamp with Porcelain Top, 1950s
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Industrial lamp made during the 1950s - Black enamel shade, white enamel interior - Porcelain top with glass cover - Socket for E 27 lightbulbs, new wire - The weight of the la...
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Mid-20th Century European Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron

Large Vintage Industrial Black Enamel Factory Lamp, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
This steel black enamel pendant lamp was designed in the 1960s and produced by Elektrosvit in the former Czechoslovakia. It features a grey metal top with cast aluminium box, black e...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron, Aluminum

Large Black Enamel Industrial Lamp from Elektrosvit, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
This black industrial pendant light was designed in the 1960s and produced by Elektrosvit in the former Czechoslovakia. It features a cast aluminium top, a black enamel exterior and ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel, Iron

Vintage Industrial Black Enamel Factory Hanging Lamp, 1960s
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Vintage Industrial lamp from former Czechoslovakia made during the 1960s - Black enamel shade with white interior - Frosted glass, Iron grid - New porcelain socket for E 27 lightbu...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Dark Brown Enamel Vintage Industrial Clear Glass Factory Pendant Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Big Industrial lamp incl. glass dark brown enamel white interior clear glass Weight: 12.00 kg / 26.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internation...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Grey Explosion Proof Lamp with Black Enameled Shade, 1970s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Grey industrial light with massive protective glass bulb. Cast aluminium body, clear glass. Black enameled shade with white interior. Porcelain socket for E27 light bulbs. Newly wire...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Aluminum, Enamel

Large Black Czech Factory, Industrial Pendant Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Czech Industrial pendants with black enameled steel screen from the 1950s. Dimensions: Height approximately 72 cm, Ø 53 cm. Up to 100 pieces available.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Black Enamel Vintage Dutch Industrial Hanging Lamp by Philips
By Philips
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Dutch Industrial hanging lamp. Black enamel white interior. Weight: 0.95 kg / 2.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards fo...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel

Swinging Metal Enameled Lamps
Located in Milan, IT
Hanging metal enameled light, green copper color, with iron cage, to protect the bulb. The price is intended for each one. United States of America, circa 1920.  
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Vintage 1910s American Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Enamel, Iron

Dark Grey Explosion Proof Lamp with Black Enameled Shade, 1970s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Dark grey industrial light with massive protective glass bulb. Cast aluminium body, clear glass. Black enameled shade with white interior. Porcelain socket for E27 light bulbs. Newly...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel

Large Industrial Black Enamel Factory Lamp with Glass Cover, 1960s
By Pragotron
Located in Mratin, CZ
Industrial black enamel pendant lamp designed and produced by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia during the 1960s. It features a grey metal top with cast aluminium box, a black ena...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Enamel, Iron

Industrial Black Enamel Factory Lamp Philuma 36 from Phillips, 1950s
By Phillips Holland
Located in Mratin, CZ
- Vintage Industrial factory lamp from the 1950s - Made by Phillips in Netherlands - Black enamel shade with white enamel interior - Iron top - Socket requires E 27 lightbulbs ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel, Iron

Vintage Belgian Industrial Black Brown Enamel Hanging Lamp by Reluma
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Belgian industrial hanging lamp by Reluma Black / brown enamel white interior Weight: 1.00 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by interna...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Enamel

Grey Cast Aluminium Explosion Proof Lamp with Black Enameled Shade
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
Grey industrial lamp with massive protective glass bulb made by Elektrosvit in former Czechoslovakia during the 1970s.It features a cast aluminium body, a clear glass and a black ena...
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Vintage 1970s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Enamel, Iron

Vintage French Industrial Green Enamel Cast Iron and Clear Glass Pendant Lamp
By Sammode
Located in Amsterdam, NL
French factory pendant by Sammode, France Green cast iron and enamel shade Clear glass Weight: 8.80 kg / 19.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitabl...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Enamel

Industrial Lamp, Factory Pendant Light in Black Finish, 1950s
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Eastern Bloc industrial pendant lamp. Comes from a factory in Budapest, Hungary. The lamp is rewired. Dark grey enamel, white interior. 1 piece available.
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Vintage 1950s Hungarian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Large Vintage Industrial Black Enamel Factory Lamp with Glass Cover
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
This steel black enamel pendant lamp was designed in the 1960s and produced by Elektrosvit in the former Czechoslovakia. It features a grey metal top with cast aluminium box, black e...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum, Iron

Vintage Grey Cast Aluminium Explosion Proof Lamp with Black Enameled Shade
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
This grey industrial lamp with massive protective glass bulb was made by Elektrosvit In former Czechoslovakia during the 1970s. It features grey cast aluminium body, clear glass and ...
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Late 20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Iron, Aluminum

Large Industrial Enamel Lamps, 1950s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Impressive heavy duty industrial lamps with a cast iron top and enamel lamp shades. The lamps have a nice Industrial look and would be a lovely contrast for a modern interior. ...
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Vintage 1950s Latvian Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Enamel, Iron

  • Large Industrial Enamel Lamps, 1950s
  • Large Industrial Enamel Lamps, 1950s
  • Large Industrial Enamel Lamps, 1950s
  • Large Industrial Enamel Lamps, 1950s
H 33.47 in. Dm 20.48 in.
Pendant Lamp Signed by Stilnovo, Opal Glass and Enameled Metal, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Lampadario ciondolo firmato di Stilnovo, Vetro opaline e metallo smaltato, Italia, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

1960s Industrial Large Enamel Ceiling Pendant Lamps-Various Quantities Available
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960s Industrial large enamel ceiling pendant lamps/light shades – new old stock 1960s vintage Industrial large enamel ceiling pendant lamps/light shades – new old stock. These lamp...
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Vintage 1960s Russian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Industrial Grey Enamel Factory Lamp, 1960s
By Elektrosvit
Located in Mratin, CZ
This grey enamel pendant lamp was designed in the 1960s and produced by Elektrosvit in the former Czechoslovakia. It features a grey metal top with a cast aluminium box, a dark grey ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Enamel, Iron, Aluminum

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Enamel Pendant Black Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic enamel pendant black lamp available at 1stDibs. Each enamel pendant black lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, enamel and iron. Find 213 options for an antique or vintage enamel pendant black lamp now, or shop our selection of 5 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer enamel pendant black lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each enamel pendant black lamp bearing Industrial, Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made enamel pendant black lamp has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Elektrosvit, Astep and Vittoriano Vigano are consistently popular.

How Much is a Enamel Pendant Black Lamp?

Prices for an enamel pendant black lamp can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $130 and can go as high as $7,950, while the average can fetch as much as $363.

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.