Dan Johnson's Antique Lighting Museum: DJ404
A few examples of antique Holophane Prismatic Crystal Pendants follow.
Industrial and Non-industrial. 1896-1930.
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Special Smooth Exterior with Prismatic Ribbed Crystal Interior Ball Shade Pendant #MP52505C: It is unusual to find a shade such as this one. It certainly makes maintenance (dusting) an easy task. The shade and Nickel over solid brass fixture measures 10" in length. The shade has a diameter of 6".


   
   

Holophane "Clip" Pendant #MP11202D: This fine two part Holophane crystal shade is held together by four original clips. These clips are more difficult to find then the shades themselves! Luckily, I do have four of these fine shades with clips. Each c.1920 lamp is about 13" in length with a shade diameter of 12". The fixture is solid brass with nickel plate. Rewired and OK for up to 200 watts.


   
   

One of a Set of Three Very Rare Old Holophane Lamps #MP32203A: The fixtures are made of brushed nickel and aluminum. They have been rewired and are OK at up to 200 watts each. The light difuses in a uniform pattern due to the wonderful Holophane prismatic design.


     

Special Rare Holophane, Verlys, France Pendant #MP12405E: Magnificent. Note the shade holder as it has a knob, which will raise/lower the socket/bulb! The solid brass fixture has special detail. The shade is divided in two sections and connected by the decorative ring. The top part is prismatic ribbed crystal. The bottom dome is Verlys art glass. This lamp is 35" in length with a diameter of 11".


 

"Indiana" Holophane Pendant #MP11202B: I call these Holophane lead crystal shades Indianas as the very first batch I bought came from Indiana. Excellent classic lighting! The fixture on this shade is nickel plate over solid brass. Striking. The total length of this lamp is 12" and the shade diameter is 9".


Very Rare Ice Blue Holophane Pendant #MP61001E: The solid brass fixture is nickle plated and goes perfectly with this rare old shade. Believe me, I do not see this color often and the shape is also hard to find. A double rare lamp! It measures 10.5" from the ceiling.


   

"Indiana" Holophane Pendant #MP11701B: c.1925. The solid brass fixture has been re-nickeled. The Holophane shade is prismatic crystal. The total length of this lamp is 12". Even though this crystal shade measures 7" in length x 8" in diameter it appears larger.


     

Set of Four Holophane Pendants for Outdoor or Indoor Use #MP11202A: These four lamps were originally used over an indoor swimming pool. The cast aluminum fixture with its special "tight" Holophane shade keeps moisture away from the interior electrical system. The stem and canopy are solid brass that has been nickel plated. Each lamp is 33" in length with a shade diameter of 8.5".


       

Extremely Rare Blue Holophane Pendant #MP102302E: Please note that the metal on the top of the blue shade is aluminum and silver in color. The camera picked up the surrounding light on the metal surface. It is silver NOT gold. This shade is on a brushed nickel over brass fixture. The total lamp length is 25". The shade has a diameter of about 12". A wonderful lamp. The last photo shows two minor defects in the aluminum part of the shade. The two X's point them out. One area is a small dent and the other is a worn spot.


     

Very, Very Rare Frosted Holophane E500 Pendant #MP1303C: This solid brass lamp has a total length of 35". The rare E500 shade has a bottom diameter of 13.5". Note: There are a few character chips to the shade. Please do ask about them if you are considering this lamp.


       
 

Very Rare c.1930's Holophane Pendant #MP82703A: This lamp is period 1930 and may have been previously custom designed and made for residential installation. Possibly on a United States Navy ship as the fixture is solid Marine bronze which has been re-Nickel plated. The "side straps" are precision made to hold this very rare Holophane shade with its step and fine rib detail. The total length of this pristine lamp is 31". The shade diameter is 15". Rewired for up to 200 watts.


    
     

Late 1940's Holophane Pendant #MP111502B: The change over 20 plus years is one of replacing the clips with a hinged and hooked band. The ribbed and flowered crystal shade is just as beautiful as its 1920's version. This lamp is about 29" in length with a shade diameter of 16.5".


     
     

Very Rare c.1930 Holophane Pendant with Original Label #MP11202C: It is amazing but I have three of these available. Each is about 36" in length with a shade diameter of 11.5". They have been rewired and are OK at up to 200 watts. Very unusual snap latch design. This was to keep moisture out.


   

Holophane Pendant #MP11602B: The total length of this crystal and solid brass lamp is 10.5". The diameter of the Holophane cross-hatch shade is 6". Rewired and OK at up to 100 watts.


   

Pair of Very Rare Signed Holophane Pendants #MP2104E: c.1920-30. The fixtures are renickeled solid brass and have been rewired to use up to 100 watts. One side panel slides out to easily change the bulb. Each measures 13" in length and is 8.5" square. These are the only ones I have ever seen!


   

Pair of Special Square Holophane Pendants #MP72904B: Marked Holophane. Nickel over solid brass. Each lamp has a total length of 32". The prismatic glass is on five sides of the shade - four sides and bottom. About 8.5" square.


   

Holophane Sphere Pendant #MP72904C: Exceptional quality to the prismatic crystal. The fixture is Nickel plate over solid brass. The total length of this lamp is 26" with a diameter of about 9.5".


   
   

"Clamp and Clip" Marked Holophane Pendant #MP71404B: The fixture is Nickel plate over solid brass. The shade hardware is brushed Aluminum. The total length of this lamp is 33.5". The length of the fixture alone is 22". The shade diameter is 11". Marked Holophane with the addition of an original sticker. I had a a pair of these a while back and they have been installed over an indoor pool which is perfect as the socket and bulb are completely protected in this enclosed design.


   
   

Holophane "Clip" Pendant #MP11202D: This fine two part Holophane crystal shade is held together by four original clips. These clips are more difficult to find then the shades themselves! Luckily, I do have four of these fine shades with clips. Each c.1920 lamp is about 13" in length with a shade diameter of 12". The fixture is solid brass with nickel plate. Rewired and OK for up to 200 watts.


 

"Indiana" Holophane Pendant #MP11202B: I call these Holophane lead crystal shades Indianas as the very first batch I bought came from Indiana. Excellent classic lighting! The fixture on this shade is nickel plate over solid brass. Striking. The total length of this lamp is 12" and the shade diameter is 9".


   
   

One of a Set of Three Very Rare Old Holophane Lamps #MP32203A: The fixtures are made of brushed nickel and aluminum. They have been rewired and are OK at up to 200 watts each. The light difuses in a uniform pattern due to the wonderful Holophane prismatic design.


     

Special Rare Holophane, Verlys, France Pendant #MP12405E: Magnificent. Note the shade holder as it has a knob, which will raise/lower the socket/bulb! The solid brass fixture has special detail. The shade is divided in two sections and connected by the decorative ring. The top part is prismatic ribbed crystal. The bottom dome is Verlys art glass. This lamp is 35" in length with a diameter of 11".


     

Nickel Plated Holophane Pendant #MP121805B: c.1930. This fine lamp measures 34" in length with a diameter of 13.5".


     

       

Very Rare Holophane "Verlys" Frosted Crystal "Acorn Form" Shade #MP042909B: c. early 20th century. This unusual Holophane age darkened brass fixture is 30” high and 10” in diameter. Two part Holophane Verlys frosted shade is held together with a hinged brass ring and a set screw. A slick bonus with this one: back off shade screw to open and change bulb. Rewired and OK for up to 100 watts.

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