Eight branch gilt-decorated Dresden China Chandelier
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Eight branch gilt-decorated Dresden China Chandelier

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Eight branch gilt-decorated Dresden China Chandelier:
with draped ‘ribbon’ body and acanthus leaf motifs; the
crown and base with five hand-painted floral cartouches;
candle cup and pans in bronze. Circa 1850 and restored.

Height: 31" - 79.0cm
Width: 32" - 82.0cm
Glossary Words

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

Dresden

Dresden porcelain, also called Meissen porcelain, was the first successfully produced true porcelain in Europe from 1710. The secret of European hard paste porcelain, was discovered under the commission of Augustus the Strong in Dresden by Johann Friedrich Böttger, an alchemist. Meissen dominated the style of European porcelain until about 1756, when leadership was taken by French Serves porcelain. Meissen porcelain is marked with crossed blue swords.

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