The Holophane Company | Small Pendant “Stiletto” Prism Reflector | England c.1900


A small pendant Holophane reflectors in “Stiletto” prism with original bronze gallery but apparently unsigned.

Ht.(as displayed) 80/31in, Ht.(shade & gal.)17/6.5, W.(shade)15/6

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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