1940s-1950s extra-large white marbled flycatcher glass bowl ceiling light with floral design
1940s-1950s extra-large white marbled flycatcher ceiling light with floral design
Affectionately known as ‘flycatchers’, these hanging glass bowl ceiling light shades became popular during the 1920s through to the 1950s.
A perfect choice for a vintage styled interior which looks as good lit or unlit.
I have carefully restored this salvaged light to its former glory and fitted it with new antique brass components; chains, bowl hooks, 3-hook ceiling fitting and lamp holder. It has a new wooden pattress and is fitted with antique green fabric flex. The ES (E27) lampholder has been PAT tested for safety.
This original light has been used and shows normal signs of wear and tear. Several chips on the rim has been carefully diamond ground as part of the refurbishment (they are not noticeable when hung and do not affect the integrity of the shade) Please see pictures.
This Flycatcher ceiling light comes with everything you need to easily convert your existing ceiling fitting. Wiring should be carried out by a qualified electrician.
The wooden pattress is supplied in plain varnished pine and can be painted to suit your ceiling colour or contrast with it. I like both.
The flycatcher is fixed to the ceiling with a circular 3 hook ceiling rose and is supported by 3 chains. The height of the flycatcher can be adjusted when fitting by removing a number links from the chains (I suggest no more than 2 to 3 links).
1. The wooden pattress should be securely fitted to the ceiling by a qualified electrician..
2. Wiring of the 3-hook ceiling plate and lamp holder should be carried out by a qualified electrician. Please Note: The 3-hook ceiling plate will need to be earthed using the supplied earth tag.
3. The bulb should not touch the bowl (approx 5cm away) and cable should be secured by tightening the cord grip.
This 1950s Flycatcher ceiling light comes complete with a 13w LED (Non dimmable) bulb.
Chain to ceiling: 42cm
Cable: Antique green fabric covered
All dimensions are approximate.
All prices include careful packing and delivery to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. For international deliveries please contact me for shipping rates. It’s a Light uses new electrical components for its lighting which comply with all current UK and EU legislation.