Rare Small French Green 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 and were originally used to protect tender plants from early frost. This one is a rare small bell cloche (a little taller and more narrow than a melon cloche) with its original knob intact. 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). 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 nearly clear, indicating it was infrequently used. The dimensions listed below are for the cloche only. The overall drop from where the three chains meet to the bottom of the cloche is 27 inches. If you want to install it in a low ceiling, you will need 29 inches of clearance to account for the canopy and drop. You can decide the final overall drop using part or all of the 6 feet of cord and chain. If you need a longer chain and cord, we can have the fixture re-worked to your specifications for a modest up-charge.
France, CA 1880.
H: 11.5 in Diameter: 14 5/8 in
Ref: LCBC 1014