French 19th Century Handblown Glass Bell Cloche Hanging Light
We have always had a thing for hand-blown French garden cloches that come in two configurations...bell form and melon form. This one is a bell cloche (a little taller and more narrow than a melon cloche) and it has been converted into a hanging light with three candelabra sockets that each accept up to a 75 watt bulb. The fittings are custom-crafted to each cloche and each light is sold with six feet of cord, matching chain and a canopy (all in a matte espresso brownish/black finish). The drop from where the three chains meet is ~30 inches. Add another 2 inches to allow for the canopy and hook, and the overall drop is ~32 inches. Beautiful over a table, in a hallway, or your conservatory, these cloche lights bring the outdoors inside! All cloches have some inherent cloudiness from over 100+ years of mineral deposits, but this one is rare in that is shows almost no mineralization and is nearly clear. We presently have multiple finished lights in stock and several cloches that have yet to be converted into lights, with varying degrees of mineralization.
France, CA 1890 and 2018
Cloche Only: H: 16 in Diameter: 16.75 in
Overall: H: ~32 in Diameter: 16.75 in
Ref: LCBC 1017