The Holophane Company | 3 Holophane Glass “Pineapple” Pendants | 1 As Found


A set of 3 Holophane Company “pineapple” pendants  with replacement bronze fitments for suspension. England c1905

N.B 1 shade with 10mm by 10mm graze chip

Ht.(as displayed)86cm/34in, Ht.(shade & fit.)20/8, W.11/4.25

The Holophane Company, U.K, U.S.A & France


  • In 1893, André Blondel invents the prismatic glass molding, on the principle of the Fresnel lens. The invention is patented under the name “Holophane” whose Greek roots mean “harmonious distribution of light”.
  • In 1898, Otis Mygatt, an American businessman, buys the patent and creates two companies on each side of the Atlantic for the production and sale of Holophane products.
  • Holophane Glass Co. (USA): manufacturing / sales, and Holophane Limited (UK)
  • The year 1920 sees the birth of “Holophane SA” in France. The English company (Holophane Limited) joins forces with a French industrialist to create a production site and installs glassware in Les Andelys. Holophane SA is born.
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