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  • Literature

    Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., 1000 Lights, Vol. 1: 1879 to 1959, Cologne, 2005, pp. 319-320 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    C.F. Otto Müller was the German distributor of Poul Henningsen's lights. He developed his own highly functional lighting line employing a single stepped glass shade that prevented glare and was easy to clean. Called "Sistrah" (she who shines brightly) in Germany, the series was marketed under the name "Megaphos" elsewhere. ZP in the model number stands for Zug Pendel (pulling pendular) and as with Henningsen's lighting, the number corresponds to the overall diameter of the shade.


“Sistrah” ceiling light, model no. ZP3

circa 1932
Nickel-plated brass, clear glass, opaque glass.
12 in. (30.5 cm) diameter, variable drop
Manufactured by Sistrah-Licht GmbH, Germany. With manufacturer's decal.

$4,000 - 6,000 

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