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Pair of Brass and Cut Crystal Sputnik Wall Sconces

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Dramatic and sparkling Sputnik wall sconces attributed to Bakalowits, Austria. The radiating spikes are laden with faceted crystals of different sizes. They are lit from behind, and each sconce has two sockets. These sconces were never used by their original owners. They were still factory wrapped in tissue when we purchased them. Their original mounting brackets were missing, and we have replaced them with similar modern brackets. The wiring attachments are unfamiliar to us, so the wiring may need to be modified.  

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent. these sconces were never used, the mounting brackets were missing and have been replaced with modern brackets of a similar type.
  • Dimensions

    H 13 in. x W 11.5 in. x D 5 in.

    H 33.02 cm x W 29.21 cm x D 12.7 cm

  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU819710856743

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About Bakalowits & Sohne (Manufacturer)

For more than 170 years, lovers of chandeliers and builders of monumental public buildings have looked to Bakalowits of Vienna for dramatic lighting. In addition to the Vienna State Opera and the parliament building in the Serbian capital of Belgrade (home to one of the world’s largest crystal chandeliers), the company has created light fixtures for cruise ships, palaces, and other splendid spaces around the world since 1845. Five generations later, Bakalowits is still family owned.


     Awarded a Royal Warrant—and a commission for the Redoutensaele concert halls in the Hofburg Palace—by Emperor Franz Josef in 1892, Bakalowits began patenting its designs in 1928. Production slowed dramatically during World War II, but the company’s fortunes revived dramatically after the war as European cities began the painstaking process of rebuilding.


     Far from stuffy, Bakalowits designers have frequently captured the exuberant spirit of modernism. As you will see on these pages, whether your tastes run to traditional grandeur or contemporary chic, Bakalowits has a lighting fixture for you.

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