Dainty White Porcelain Beam Light w/Flowers, c1950

Item #R1177

Description

"Dainty" ivory-tone porcelain fixtures with colorful floral accents like this single-bulb "beam light" example were common from the 1930s into the 1950s, often sold as replacements for earlier, dimmer fixtures from the decades before. They were also excellent for the smaller rooms and lower ceilings of the time. Many were distributed by Sears and Montgomery Ward by mail order, offered in complete coordinating families.

Porcelain light fixtures first rose in prominence during the late 1920s. Their "sanitary" character, easy styling, range of colors, low costs, and material availability made them very popular during the Depression and World War II years, and they remained a mass-market staple well into the 1950s. Most were intended for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, and they frequently featured exposed bulbs and painted flowers or metallic pin striping.

Price $180.00

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Product Specifications

  • Finish: Original porcelain
  • Length without bulb: 3"
  • Diameter: 7"
  • Sockets: (1) 60W

Notes

  • Note the hole which accommodated an earlier pull chain switch - simply turn this side of the fixture where it will be less visible.

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