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Mid-Century Ceramic and Brass-Toned Pendant c1965
Mid-Century Ceramic and Brass-Toned Pendant c1965

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$425.00

Cast from porcelain, this alluring tear-drop light features a pierced body, a shell-colored exterior and brass gilt highlights. Ceramic pendant lights enjoyed a great vogue throughout the late 1950's - 1960's, with motifs ranging from fabulous to funky. We think this example falls closer to the f...

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Essential Mid-Century Globe Pendant C1960
Essential Mid-Century Globe Pendant C1960

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$350.00

Meant for the high-ceiling'ed kitchens, living rooms and breeze ways that enjoyed a vogue in mid-century ranch homes, perfectly spherical globe pendants such as this were lovely ways to add light to large, airy spaces. The simplicity and symmetry of the styling is as relevant today as it was the...

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Mid-Century Modern Dual-Color Pendant, c1960
Mid-Century Modern Dual-Color Pendant, c1960

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$235.00

A prime example of what made mid-century Scandinavian lighting design so exciting to the American market, this sophisticated metal double-cone pendant looks a bit like a jet engine or futuristic rocket ship. Imported and offered by Prescolite with a brass center cone in its 1962 catalog alongsid...

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Mid-Century Commercial Pendant C1940
Mid-Century Commercial Pendant C1940

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$425.00

Likely found dotting the interior of a large warehouse or manufacturing space, these particular industrial pendants came out of a local high school in Portland and offer more than just period utilitarian charm. With a fabulously shaped shade and brushed aluminum fixture, these pendants provided ...

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Mid-Century Tear Drop Pendant C1960
Mid-Century Tear Drop Pendant C1960

$365.00

With its soft tear drop form and trendy brass-toned hardware, this wonderful mid-century pendant follows the cues pioneered by Lightolier and Moe Lighting in the early 1950's. We don't know the maker of this elegant version, but love its modern and sophisticated simplicity.

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Mid-Century Pendant W/ Perforated Shade by Lightolier C1955
Mid-Century Pendant W/ Perforated Shade by Lightolier C1955

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$750.00

Likely distributed as part of Lightolier's commercial line, this Bowtie Pendant features some of our favorite mid-century modern motifs and a few elements that made Lightolier the lighting powerhouse of the day. The dual-cone shade (often called a "bowtie") is featured here in period appropriate ...

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 Mid-Century Tear Drop Pendant W/ Line-Dot Motic C1960
Mid-Century Tear Drop Pendant W/ Line-Dot Motic C1960

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$425.00

With its soft tear drop form and trendy brass-toned zig-zag moif, this wonderful mid-century pendant follows the cues pioneered by Lightolier and Moe Lighting in the early 1950's. We don't know the maker of this elegant version, but love its modern and sophisticated simplicity. * Historical Styl...

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Mid-Century Kitchen Pendant W/ Unique Scribble Shade C1950
Mid-Century Kitchen Pendant W/ Unique Scribble Shade C1950

$425.00

The kitchen, the heart of the home, deserves something endearing as its light source. With its sweet yet modern scribble-painted shade and brushed aluminum fixture, this Atomic-style charmer offers all of the warmth and nostalgia needed to enhance any kitchen (Apple pie not included). We also lov...

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Mid-Century Modern Bronzetone Danish Pendant, c1967
Mid-Century Modern Bronzetone Danish Pendant, c1967

$775.00

With its five tiers of reflector rings, lightweight aluminum design, and original Bronzetone lacquer, this spaceship-esque pendant is quintessentially Danish Modern. Made by Nordisk Solar Company and sold by Prescolite here in the U.S., it makes a design statement that has seen a steady ascent in...

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Wood and Brass-Toned Tear-Drop Pendant c1960s
Wood and Brass-Toned Tear-Drop Pendant c1960s

$425.00

With its soft tear drop form and trendy walnut detailing and brass-toned hardware, this wonderful mid-century pendant follows the cues pioneered by Lightolier and Moe Lighting in the early 1950's. We don't know the maker of this elegant version, but love its modern and sophisticated simplicity. ...

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Mid-Century Amber Mosaic Pendant C1960's
Mid-Century Amber Mosaic Pendant C1960's

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$375.00

Fashioned on a cylinder of Lucite, the mosaic on this mid-century pendant features hues of yellow, orange and red to form a glowing column of mesmerizing light. The maker of these fixtures is unknown, but they fit into the vibrant, mix-media genre made popular in the 1960's by lighting companies ...

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Almost a Large Panton "Moon" Pendant, C1965
Almost a Large Panton "Moon" Pendant, C1965

$650.00

From our "close but no cigar" department comes this curious fixture. At first glance, it looks like a highly coveted 18" Verner Panton "Moon" light, which the Danish lighting master introduced in 1960. Featuring ten concentric rings in diminishing diameters, the construction can be "fanned" out t...

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 Salvaged Mid-Century Church Light Pendant C1960
Salvaged Mid-Century Church Light Pendant C1960

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$265.00

Rescued from a mid-century church, this primitive canister pendant features rustically hand-cut and hand-painted crosses, which allow the light to emerge in tiny twinkles. The bottom of the canister is open, so this pendant offers an interesting mix of ambient and focused light. At nearly 8' lo...

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 Mid-Century Globe Pendant C1960
Mid-Century Globe Pendant C1960

$350.00

Meant for the high-ceiling'ed kitchens, living rooms and breeze ways that enjoyed a vogue in mid-century ranch homes, perfectly spherical globe pendants such as this were lovely ways to add light to large, airy spaces. The simplicity and symmetry of the styling is as relevant today as it was then...

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Stunningly Mid-Century Gypsy Lounge Pendant C1963
Stunningly Mid-Century Gypsy Lounge Pendant C1963

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$375.00

Rescued from the now-defunct Gypsy Lounge, a Portland, Oregon establishment that fed and watered local rabble-rousers for 67 years, this remarkable pendant is as wacky and fun as the restaurant in which it used to hang. Because of its location in a residential neighborhood and the popular fishbow...

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Progress Meridian Ball Pendant w/Jewels c1959
Progress Meridian Ball Pendant w/Jewels c1959

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$375.00

A fantastic pendant in the Meridian family from Progress. "Confetti" is what this popular late-mid-century motif of multiple random holes scattered across shades was often called (some refer to it as Swiss Cheese, but the romance just isn't there for us). We love the hard-to-find fixtures with th...

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