Shop

Unsigned | 6 Opalescent Holophane Lampshades | Price for 2

£395.00

An attractive and rare set of 6 early c.20th opalescent holophane glass lampshades with replacement nickel-plated fitments for suspension. Unsigned England c.1900

(price for a pair)

Ht. (as displayed) 86cm/34in (reducible), Ht.(shade) 16/6.5, Diam. 20/8

The Holophane Company, UK,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.

In stock

Product Code: JAL989 Categories: , Tag:
Share