Phillips Phililite pendant light c1926


Rare in form due to their opaline lower section and opaque upper section, giving a great defused effect once lit.


We are proud to offer a rare ser of 3 Phillips Phililite pendant lights in complete original condition including galleries. All 3 of these examples are wired and ready to use in the UK. These lights are stamped with a maker’s mark and dated “26”. The photos aim to illustrate the wonderful soft effect of the shade and overall simplistic yet very elegant design.

Dimensions in inches: H 13” x W 10” x D 10” From top of gallery to base of shade.


Material: Glass / brass

History: Fascinated by Thomas Edison’s first incandescent light demonstrations in 1879, Gerard Philips (1858-1942) enlisted his father’s help to purchase a small tract of land in Eindhoven, Netherlands, in order to establish his own light bulb factory in 1891. After a year, Anton, Gerald’s youngest brother, joined the company as a salesman, which helped the company grow quickly into the largest carbon-filament producer in Europe. In 1912, Philips signed a historic contract with the Tsar Nicolas I, who ordered 50,000 light bulbs for his Winter Palace in St Petersburg. The same year, Philips entered the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Market.

From the beginning, Philips was an export-oriented company that aspired to make a mark on the fast-growing electricity industry. In 1914, Philips launched its famous NatLab, a research center dedicated to exploring physics and chemistry to develop new product ranges. Two years later, Philips celebrated its 25th anniversary and was given the title Koninklijke Philips Electronics (Royal Philips Electronics) by the Dutch monarchy.



Item Condition

These lights are completely solid in structure and form, aging has taken place over the galleries as you would expect from lights of this age and use. The photos aim to represent this items condition as best as possible. However, if you are unsure of specific areas, we strongly suggest you propose question before a purchase is made to avoid any confusion or disappointment.


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