Eight branch red and white opaline glass ‘Arabesque’ Chandelier
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Eight branch red and white opaline glass ‘Arabesque’ Chandelier

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Eight branch red and white opaline cut glass ‘Arabesque’ Chandelier:
the white-over-red Bohemian cut glass body and canopy with fine
arabesque gilt decoration; dressed with clear and red prisms and red
‘Albert’ pendants; the scrolling gilt branches with gilt-outlined red cut
glass lily candle cups and gilt pierced petal pans.
Circa 1860-80 and restored.

Height: 26" - 66cm
Width: 22" - 56cm

opaline

Fine semi-opaque, white and coloured glass, developed by the French in the first half of the 19th century, with a translucent quality.

arabesque

Curvilinear decoration in metalwork in the Arabic style, with intricate intertwining designs, such as leaf-and-vine scrollwork.

'Albert' pendant

A long cut-glass pendant particularly popular in the Victorian period, hence the homage to Prince Albert. These can be straight or tapered and cut with various designs.

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