The Holophane Company | Optic-Glass Pendant Light | Early c.20th

£175.00

A Holophane Company optic-glass lampshade with original brass gallery and period chain. The gallery signed Pat.no.28498 the lampshade apparently unsigned. Early c.20th

W.23cm/9in, Ht.(incl.gallery)24/9.5, Ht.(as displayed)43/17

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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