1 of 11 images

Pair of Brass and Cut Crystal Sputnik Wall Sconces


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.  


  • 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

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2006
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in Chicago, IL
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller
Pair of Brass and Glass Flora Form Wall Lamps
These sculptural brass, vine form wall sconces have undulating stems that branch off on alternating sides to hold pod shaped frosted glass lamp shades. The design is a wonderful comb...

Tommi Parzinger Mirrored Candle Sconces

$1,500 / set
Tommi Parzinger Mirrored Candle Sconces
Tommi Parzinger
American Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Mirror
Elegant wall sconces by Tommi Parzinger. The mirrored backs reflect and amplify light from the candles. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Giant Wrought Iron Candle Sconces
Unknown Candle Holders
Monumental, wall mount hurricane candle sconces with etched glass shields. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Edward Wormley Brass Corner Lamps for Lightolier
Edward Wormley, Lightolier
American Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass corner lamps designed by Edward Wormley for Lightolier. The double cone shaped fixtures project light upward and downward. There is a slight variation of these lamps pictured i...
You May Also Like

Pair of Wall Sconces ‘Miracle’ by Bakalowits

$2,955 / set
Pair of Wall Sconces ‘Miracle’ by Bakalowits
Bakalowits & Sohne
Austrian Wall Lights and Sconces
These fantastic ‘Miracle’ wall sconces were designed and produced by Bakalowits, Austria in the 1960s. The semi-spherical brass body and the crystal glass rods illuminate magnificen...
Pair of Elegant Swedish Three-Light Crystal and...
Swedish Wall Lights and Sconces
Crystal, Cut Glass, Iron
A pair of Swedish three-light crystal and cut-glass wall sconces from the mid-20th century. This pair of vintage wall candelabras from Sweden each feature a frame of patinated bronze...
Pair of Lobmeyr Square Gold-Plated Brass Sconce...
J. & L. Lobmeyr
Austrian Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Crystal
A pair of gold-plated Mid-Century brass sconces. Designed and executed in the 1970s by J. L. Jobmeyr. Very beautiful lights, two layers of linked, highest quality leaded, faceted cry...
Pair of Brass and Glass French Wall Sconces
French Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Glass
Very nice pair of French wall sconces. Two lights each, single screw bulb.
Pair of Murano Glass and Brass Wall Sconces
Italian Wall Lights and Sconces
Murano Glass
Pair of Murano glass and brass wall sconces.
Palwa Pair Delicate Gold Plated Brass and Cryst...
German Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Optical Glass
Palwa Pair (2x) Delicate Gold Plated Brass and Crystal Sconces, 1960. They are in excellent condition and have been professionally cleaned and rewired. They hold two bulbs each. Pric...
Pair of French Crystal and Brass Floral Wall Sc...
French Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Crystal
A pair of French crystal and brass wall sconces, possibly Mason Baguès.
Pair of Original Faustig Wall Sconces Crystal G...
German Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Crystal
Beautiful high class wall sconces by Faustig, Germany, 1970s. Crystal glass and brass. Excellent condition.           

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries