When I went to pick Bo up at the airport in Kansas City I had time to stop and buy a dozen loaves of bread at my favorite bakery (I then freeze them until use). I could also stop by several antique stores in my eternal search for vintage lighting!
In one store there was a fixture which captured my special attention. It was not large, and sized for a foyer or powder room.
It was however quite extraordinary.
My first thought was: French? Italian? Swedish? For, it did not look anything like American-made fixtures of the period. My suspicion was later confirmed by a stamp inside a socket cup: Made in Italy.
The fixture is, I believe, circa-1950, and is ideal for a home built in the late 1940s or early 1950s.
My online vintage lighting store.