Eight-branch cut glass ‘Sunburst’ Chandelier on glass rods
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Eight-branch cut glass ‘Sunburst’ Chandelier on glass rods

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Eight-branch cut glass ‘Sunburst’ Chandelier on glass rods:
the fluted branches bearing petal-edged candle cups and pans dressed with rule-cut waterfall pendants; the centre bowl of individual glass shards forming a ‘sunburst’ suspended on four ‘barley sugar twist’ glass rods.
Circa 1850, possibly Baccarat, and restored. (See 5616 for a similar).

Height: 35½" - 90.0cm
Width: 32" - 81.5cm

cut glass

Often now referred to as 'crystal', the glass was blown and shaped, then passed to a specialist cutter, who would polish and cut patterns to enhance its brilliance.

'waterfall' pendants

Long rule-cut pendant giving the impression of a waterfall; mainly used for lustre candlesticks.

Baccarat

French glass manufacturer founded in 1764 during the reign of Louis XV. Centred in Paris, they made fabulous chandeliers and table glass for royalty, and are still producing high quality glassware today.

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