Bell shaped cased glass pendant by Peill & Putzler, Germany, seventies.
Dimensions: height fixture 12.6 inches (32 cm), diameter 13.4 in. (34 cm). From ceiling till drop: 47.2 in. (120 cm).
The history of Peill and Putzler goes back about 150 years, as the Putzler Glassworks were founded in the Silezian town of Penzig (nowadays Piensk) in 1869. The abundance of both lignite and sand made this village, which would later on also become home of glass artist Richard Sussmuth, an ideal site for a glass factory. In 1903 the Peill family founded their glassworks in Duren, a town in a region which had been involved in glassblowing since the Roman era. Eventually the two glassworks would merge in 1947 and concentrate their activities around the Duren branch. Only a few years later, in 1953 Peill and Putzler, as the newly formed company was called, would become one of the founding members of the German Design Council. And by hiring outstanding designers like Bauhaus master Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Aloys F. Gangkofner and Wilhelm Braun-Feldweg, Peill and Putzler managed to translate it’s commitment to Good Design into tangible products.
This rare bell shaped model was created around 1970 and executed in cased glass: maron on the outside and opal on the inside. This Uberfang or Incamiciato glass was produced by a number of other European companies as well around that time, like Holmegaard in Denmark or Vistosi and Venini in Italy.
This particular lamp is in excellent condition. It has been rewired with a fabric covered power cord, which is equipped with an extra internal steel wire in order to bear the weight of the glass shade.
One bulb E27 26-27 mm (medium) Edison screw (ES). Max. 70 Watt. Works in the US.
As electrical requirements vary from country to country, we recommend that you always have lights checked and installed by a local professional.
Glass Pendant by Peill & Putzler, Germany
Excellent condition. It has been rewired with a fabric covered power cord, which is equipped with an extra internal steel wire in order to bear the weight of the glass shade.