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White Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight: 3.60 kg / 7.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent li...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

Functionalistic Bauhaus Style Pendant Light with Opaline Glass Shade
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique Bauhaus style pendant lamp with a white opaline glass shade and chromium plated metal fitting. Cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp holder. ...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Antique Bauhaus Pendant Light with Large Opaline Glass Bowl
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique Bauhaus style pendant lamp with a large white opaline glass shade and chromium plated metal suspension. Cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp ho...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Sistrah Pendant by Otto Müller P4
By Otto Müller, Sistrah-Licht GmbH
Located in Vienna, AT
Large "Sistrah" P4 pendant with opaline and clear glass designed by Otto Müller 1931 in Germany in 1931. Fitted with one E27 socket up to 100 watts. Perfect original condition. Dim...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

  • Sistrah Pendant by Otto Müller P4
  • Sistrah Pendant by Otto Müller P4
  • Sistrah Pendant by Otto Müller P4
  • Sistrah Pendant by Otto Müller P4
H 21.66 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Antique Pendant Light with Large White Glass Shade, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique pendant lamp - a white opaline glass shade with ribbed decor and a very nice brass and metal suspension. Germany, circa 1920. Cabling renewed, working order. With internat...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Great Art Deco Pendant Light with White Glass Shade, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
An antique functionalistic Art Deco pendant lamp with a white opaline glass shade and brass suspension. Cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp holder. Me...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

Vintage Pendant Light with White and Antique Pink Glass Shade, circa 1950
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A vintage pendant lamp with a white and antique pink opaline glass shade and brass suspension. cabling renewed, working order. With international E27 base lamp holder. Measures: H...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus More Lighting

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Opaline Glass

German Two-Tone Opaline Glass Pendant
By Bauhaus
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
An exceptional quality two-tone glass pendant. Opaline glass top, the base is convex glass on the outside which is stepped internally creating a magnifying effect. Brass or bro...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

German Bauhaus Opaline and Enamel Glass Pendant, 1920s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This beautiful Art Deco pendant was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1920s-1930s. It features a cream colored Opaline lamp shade with brass details. The lamp shade has got...
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Vintage 1920s German Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight: 4.40 kg / 9.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent li...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

German Art Deco Bauhaus Cream Opaline Glass and Brass Pendant, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant German pendant was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1930s. The light is made of brass and has got a cream colored opaline glass shade in typical Bauhaus Desig...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Opaline Glass Round Bauhaus Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
German Opaline glass industrial Bauhaus pendant. Weight 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent l...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

German Art Deco Bauhaus Cream Opaline Striped Glass and Brass Pendant, 1930s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant German pendant was designed and manufactured in Germany in the 1930s. The light is made of brass and has got a cream colored opaline glass shade in typical Bauhaus Desig...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Layered Milk Glass Art Deco Pendant Lamp by VERALUX, 1940s, Made in Germany
By Bauhaus
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Layered milk glass Art Deco pendant lamp by VERALUX, 1940s, made in Germany  Extremely rare and minimalist Bauhaus hanging light. Lampshade is in good condition and very clean....
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Vintage 1940s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Antique German Two-Tone Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A substantial pendant light. Germany, circa 1930s. Opaline glass top, etched glass rim, patinated brass gallery and rim. Since re-wired and PAT tested. Dimensions: 51 hei...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Bauhaus Opaline Glass Pendant Lamp in the Style of Peter Behrens
By Peter Behrens
Located in Vienna, AT
Opaline glass connected with clear glass and brass parts, made in Germany in the 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bauhaus Art Deco Style Pendant Lamp "Zwadela" Chandelier Pendant, Re-Edition
By Woka Lamps, Bauhaus
Located in Vienna, AT
Uplighter which gives as well as downlight, mirroring shade, several versions. Total drop custom made! All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge w...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Original Arts & Crafts Bauhaus Style, Bell Shape Opaline Glass & Brass Pendant
Located in Lisse, NL
Sizable and stylish, bell shaped pendant from the early 1900s. This timeless and beautiful Bauhaus style pendant is completely original and in excellent condition. The bell shaped o...
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Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Large Opaline Bauhaus Pendant Lights by Kandem '2'
By Kandem
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
Opaline pendant lights by Kandem. Germany, circa 1930s. Bauhaus, likely designed by design legend Marianne Brandt. Rare scarce size. Two tone glass. Original gallery. ...
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Vintage 1930s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Two-Part Opaline Pendants, Germany, circa 1930
Located in Culver City, CA
Large scale pendant with opaline top and bottom with brass clasp and gallery. Measures: 12” diameter x 14” height (fixture).
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Two-Tone Opaline Pendant, Germany, circa 1930
Located in Culver City, CA
Opaline glass upper with etched glass bottom and brass clasp. Measures: 10” diameter x 14” height (fixture).
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Opaline Glass Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Small German opaline glass pendant. Weight 0.50 kg / 1.1 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulb...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

  • White Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • White Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • White Opaline Glass Pendant Light
  • White Opaline Glass Pendant Light
H 7.88 in. Dm 3.55 in.
Large German Early 20th Opaline Pendant
Located in Surbiton, Surrey
A substantial early 20th century opaline pendant. Original good quality patinated bronze gallery. Great proportions, an increasingly rare survivor. Re-wired and ready to h...
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Early 20th Century French Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bronze

White Opaline Glass Round Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
German Opaline glass industrial Bauhaus pendant. Weight 1.0 kg / 2.2 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent l...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

Exceptional Dr. Twerdy Original Bauhaus Art Deco Pendant Lamp, 1920s, Germany
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare and minimalistic Bauhaus / Art Deco pendant lamp or hanging light. Manufactured by Dr. Twerdy Leuchten, 1920s, Germany. Makers mark to the top: Dr. Twerdy Original. ...
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Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Exceptional Bauhaus Pendant Lamp or Hanging Light Drop by Siemens 1920s, Germany
By Peter Behrens
Located in Munich, DE
Extremely rare and minimalistic Bauhaus / modernist pendant lamp or hanging light 'Drop'. Designed probably by Peter Behrens for Siemens, 1920s, Germany. Executed in copper, brass...
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Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Metal Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter / 80" black wire Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesc...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Milk Glass, Glass, Opaline Glass

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter / 80" black wire Weight: 1.50 kg / 3.3 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesc...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Opaline Glass Vintage European Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant 2 meter black cotton flex brass top. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards f...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Opaline Glass Vintage European Porcelain Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Porcelain top with brass strain relief Weight: 0.90 kg / 2 lb E14 bulb holder. Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made ...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Porcelain, Glass, Opaline Glass

White Opaline Glass Vintage European Brass Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large round opaline glass pendant 2 meter / 80" black cotton wire brass top Weight: 3.00 kg / 6.6 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by internat...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Opaline Milk Glass Vintage Metal Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Milk Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter / 80" black wire Weight: 2.20 kg / 4.9 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for inca...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Metal Top Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter / 80" black wire Weight: 3.10 kg / 6.8 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandesc...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Etched and Clear Glass Pendant, Germany, circa 1930
Located in Culver City, CA
Ornate brass fitter with clear and etched glass shade. Measures: 8” diameter x 8” height (fixture).
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Bauhaus Brass and Opaline Pendant Lamp by Otto Müller for Sistrah Licht, 1930s
By Otto Müller, Sistrah-Licht GmbH
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Bauhaus pendant lamp. Design by Otto Müller for Sistrah Licht GmbH. Striking German design from the thirties. Brass pendant with two original glass shades. In good orig...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

White Opaline Milk Glass Vintage Industrial Brass Top Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent li...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Unique Big Chrome Bauhaus Chandelier / Pendant, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Nice patina, - 1930s, original! - All opaline glasses are original - Porcelain sockets, new electricity.  
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Unique Big Brass Bauhaus Chandelier / Pendant, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Nice patina, - 1930s - All opaline glasses are original, champagne color - Porcelain sockets, new electricity.
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Big Chrome Bauhaus / Functionalism Chandelier / Pendant, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1930s - Nice patina, - Original, no replica - Opaline glasses - Porcelain sockets, new electricity - Height can be shortened.   
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Unique Chrome Bauhaus Chandelier or Pendant, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1930s - Nice patina, - Origina, no replica - All opaline glasses are original - Porcelain sockets, new electricity - The height can be shortened.   
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Large Bauhaus Pendant Lights by Mithras, circa 1930s
By August Walther und Söhne AG
Located in Gloucester, GB
Large Bauhaus pendant lights by Mithras, circa 1930s. - Price is per light (2 available) - Stepped opaline glass - Comes with 100cm of black braided cable - Comes with ceiling rose ...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

  • Large Bauhaus Pendant Lights by Mithras, circa 1930s
  • Large Bauhaus Pendant Lights by Mithras, circa 1930s
  • Large Bauhaus Pendant Lights by Mithras, circa 1930s
  • Large Bauhaus Pendant Lights by Mithras, circa 1930s
H 14.18 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.69 in.
Bauhaus Pendant in the Style of Peter Behrens
By Peter Behrens
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass and copper canopy and the chain with opaline glass shade made in Germany in the 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Copper

Small Chrome-Plated and Opaline Glass 1930s Pendant Lamp by Otto Müller for Sist
By Sistrah-Licht GmbH, Otto Müller
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This pendant lamp was designed by Otto Müller in 1931 and manufactured by Sistrah Licht GmbH in Germany. It is made from 2 glass shades joint together by a chrome-plated belt. The up...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Metal

Opaline Pendant Lights by Marianne Brandt for Schwintzer & Gräff
By Marianne Brandt
Located in Gloucester, GB
Opaline pendant lights by Marianne Brandt for Schwintzer & Gräff - Price is per light - Opaline glass globes - Conical brass galleries - Takes E27 fitting bulbs - Comes with 1...
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Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Kandem Model 755 P40 Opaline Pendant Lights, circa 1930s
By Kandem
Located in Gloucester, GB
Kandem model 755 P40 opaline pendant lights, circa 1930s - Price is for the pair - Bell jar with a satin-finished upper half and a thickly opal-lined lower half - Chrome tops -...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Buahaus Metal Pendant Kandem, 1930s
By Kandem
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1930 - Germany - Maker: Kandem - Perfect original condition - The rod can be shortened.
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Atomic Pendant Light by Siemens, circa 1950s
Located in Gloucester, GB
Atomic pendant light by Siemens, circa 1950s. - Chrome gallery, stem and ceiling rose - Stepped opaline glass with acid etched bowl - Mercury glass inner reflector - Takes E27 ...
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Vintage 1950s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

  • Atomic Pendant Light by Siemens, circa 1950s
  • Atomic Pendant Light by Siemens, circa 1950s
  • Atomic Pendant Light by Siemens, circa 1950s
  • Atomic Pendant Light by Siemens, circa 1950s
H 26.78 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
Luzette Pendant Lamp by Peter Behrens
By Peter Behrens
Located in Tokyo, JP
Luzette pendant lamp by Peter Behrens. This product was produced for Seamens and used in public buildings such as stations in the early 1900s. The top and bottom parts of milky glas...
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Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

  • Luzette Pendant Lamp by Peter Behrens
  • Luzette Pendant Lamp by Peter Behrens
  • Luzette Pendant Lamp by Peter Behrens
  • Luzette Pendant Lamp by Peter Behrens
H 16.93 in. W 12.6 in. D 12.6 in.
Otto Müller P4 Sistrah Pendant
By Sistrah-Licht GmbH, Otto Müller
Located in Wien, AT
Otto Müller P4 Sistrah pendant Original condition only new nickel.
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Nickel

  • Otto Müller P4 Sistrah Pendant
  • Otto Müller P4 Sistrah Pendant
  • Otto Müller P4 Sistrah Pendant
  • Otto Müller P4 Sistrah Pendant
H 33.47 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Luzette Pendant Light by Peter Behrens for Siemens, circa 1920s
By Peter Behrens
Located in Gloucester, GB
- Opaline glass bottom with acid etched glass top - Takes E27 fitting bulbs - Model L1521 - Produced by Siemens & Schukert, Berlin - Designed by Peter Behrens - German, 1920s -...
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Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Düren Pendant by Wilhelm Wagenfeld for Paill & Putzler
By Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Peill & Putzler
Located in Vienna, AT
Pendant lamp from the 1930s by Wilhelm Wagenfeld for Paill & Putzler Germany, The. Brass hardware nickel-plated with opaline shade. Model Nr. 331 "Düren" Very good restored condition...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Nickel

Art Deco German Bauhaus Cream Opaline Glass and Brass Pendants, Set of 2
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This elegant pair German pendants was designed and made in Germany in the 1930s. The lamps are made of brass and have got a cream colored Opaline glass shade in typical Bauhaus desig...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Luzette Pendant Light by Peter Behrens for Siemens, circa 1920s
By Peter Behrens
Located in Gloucester, GB
Luzette pendant light by Peter Behrens for Siemens, circa 1920s - Acid etched glass bottom with opaline glass top - Takes E27 fitting bulbs - Model L1521 - Produced by Siemens ...
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Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

White Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opal glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight: 2.50 kg / 5.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

White Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant Light
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. 2 meter black wire Weight: 1.60 kg / 3.5 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent li...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Glass

  • White Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant Light
  • White Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant Light
  • White Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant Light
  • White Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant Light
H 13.78 in. Dm 11.03 in. L 13.78 in.
White Opaline Glass Vintage Industrial Bauhaus Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass pendant. Measures: 2 meter / 80" black wire Weight: 3.50 kg / 7.7 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass, Opaline Glass

White Ribbed Opaline Glass Metal Top Bauhaus Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Ribbed opaline glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, energy...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

White Ribbed Opaline Glass Metal Top Bauhaus Pendant Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Ribbed opaline glass pendant. Weight: 2.00 kg / 4.4 lb Priced per individual item. All lamps have been made suitable by international standards for incandescent light bulbs, en...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Small Bauhaus Pendant, Germany circa 1930
Located in Culver City, CA
Small Bauhaus pendant, Germany circa 1930. Unique, angular form with open bottom and metal hardware. Drop adjustable.
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Vintage 1930s German Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Bauhaus Pendant Lamp in Opaline Pink and Red Painted Glass and Brass, 1930s
Located in The Hague, NL
This three-tier Bauhaus pendant or ceiling lamp was produced in Germany in the early 1930s. The different layers of the opaline glass shade are emphasized by the use of color. The tw...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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German Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the German opaline glass bauhaus pendant you’re looking for. A German opaline glass bauhaus pendant — often made from glass, opaline glass and metal — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a German opaline glass bauhaus pendant, we have 53 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer German opaline glass bauhaus pendant, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A German opaline glass bauhaus pendant, designed in the Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one German opaline glass bauhaus pendant that is appealing in its simplicity, but Otto Müller, Sistrah-Licht GmbH and Peter Behrens produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a German Opaline Glass Bauhaus Pendant?

Prices for a German opaline glass bauhaus pendant start at $117 and top out at $3,996 with the average selling for $1,410.

A Close Look at bauhaus Furniture

The Bauhaus was a progressive German art and design school founded by the architect Walter Gropius that operated from 1919 to1933. The name Bauhaus is derived from the German verb bauen, “to build.” Under the school’s innovative curriculum, students were taught the fine arts, such as painting and sculpture, as well as practical skills like carpentry and metalworking. The goal of the Bauhaus was to erase the distinction between art and craft, while embracing the use of new technologies and materials.

     Despite its brief existence, the Bauhaus has had an enduring influence on art and design, and is regarded by many as the 20th century’s chief crucible of modernism. The faculty roster reads like a who’s who of modernist creative genius, and included such artists as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy along with architects and designers like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer.

     Bauhaus design style reflects the tenets by which these creators worked: simplicity, clarity and function. They disdained superfluous ornament in favor of precise construction. The furniture of the Bauhaus and its followers married industrial and natural materials in simple, geometric forms. Seating pieces were made with tubular metal or molded plywood frames, and upholstered with leather or cane. Above all, as you can discern on these pages, designs in the Bauhaus style offer aesthetic flexibility. They can be the elements of a wholly spare, minimalist space, the quiet foundation of an environment in which color and pattern come from one’s own collection of art and artifacts.

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.