MADE IN GERMANY
A very rare early German cinema/stage light, which has been rewired with a period fabric cord. Would be a very stylish decorative living room piece. The wiring can handle up to 500 watts, but for domestic use, such as using it next to a sofa, 40-100 watts would be sufficient. It currently has a 40 watt bulb fitted, which I find ideal to read under.
The construction is very solid, with many pieces made of a light alloy and a cast iron base. The height adjustable handle is made of ebonized bakelite. The original glass and internal reflector are in exceptional condition. The wiring had been redone for domestic use, with an on/off switch attached to the cord and a new period style plug. The fixture and base have been repainted. At a point in it’s life, someone hand-painted the light housing, so it had to be sanded, in order to achieve a smooth finish. The light has some dings, as expected of a period item, which evidently got lots of use.
During the 1920s, Berlin was one of the worlds premier film, cabaret and arts centres. The classic movie, Metropolis was filmed during this period. Jupiterlicht must have been the most advanced and desired lighting during the era.
There are very few surviving Jupiterlicht lights from this period, none of which seem to be for sale. It’s also highly unusual to see one, which had been made for the North American market. Truly a rare piece!
Offered at $1595.- SOLD
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