1950s Sputnik-style fixture by Virden


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I’m very pleased to offer this astounding Mid-Century-Modern Sputnik-style ceiling fixture by Virden!

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This fixture is extraordinarily rare. Not only is this first time I have ever offered this fixture, I had not, till now, even seen this fixture!

There are two parts to the light. There is a 16-arm sputnik-style base. This, in itself, is dazzling, so much so that Virden offered the base as a stand-alone fixture.

And the shade? Wow. Wow! Just amazing. It is a whopping 20-inches wide. There are Atomic-age designs on the glass, and the outer edge has a lilac-colored hue. Yep, wow.

The overall height is not quite 9-inches, so the fixture is ideal for a room with a low-ish ceiling.

To me, finding such a fixture was a real thrill.

This fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts 16 candelabra-base 15W bulbs or lower.
COLOR: Gold. Glass.
SIZE: See above.

  • The only issue is minor. Each socket has a thin brass socket housing. Two of these are cracked (from bulbs with too high a wattage). This is common to Sputnik fixtures. In any event, this is not readily obvious through the glass shade.
  • The sockets and their wiring (modern plastic) are original, and all in fine shape.

SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!