French cut glass Lantern in gilt C-scroll mount
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French cut glass Lantern in gilt C-scroll mount

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French diamond-cut glass Lantern in gilt C-scroll mount:
the shade with panels of fine diamond and slice-cutting; the mount with prominent C-scroll supports and acanthus decoration.
Circa 1900, and restored.

Height: 30" - 75cm
Width: 15" - 38cm
Glossary Words

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.

gilded, gilt

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

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