Rare Small French 19th Century Handblown Glass Melon Cloche Hanging Light
We have accumulated quite a collection of normal-sized bell and melon cloches, but this one is particularly special because of its rare smaller size. We have converted the hand-blown glass cloche into a lighting fixture with custom-made triple lighting cluster (3 candle bulbs with a max wattage of 75W per candle), frame, three suspension chains, six feet of cord and additional chain, and a matching canopy with cross-bracket, all in a dark black/brown espresso color. This cloche, originally used for protecting tender plants, is clear, indicating it was rarely used in the garden, if at all. It would make a beautiful fixture for a powder room or small hallway and serves to bring the outdoors in! Please note that the dimensions listed below are for the glass cloche only. The fixture's drop from the intersection of the three chains is 27" and you need at least a 29" drop clearance to install it with the canopy. Of course, you can add height using all or part of the 6 ft. long chain and we can adjust the height upwards if you need it for a modest up-charge.
France, CA 1880 and 2018
Cloche Only H: 10.25 in Diameter: 14 in
Overall: H: ~29 in Diameter: 14 in
Ref: LCMC 1009