Six branch silver and cut-glass ‘bell flower’ Chandelier

Six branch silver and cut-glass ‘bell flower’ Chandelier


Six branch silver and cut-glass ‘bell flower’ Chandelier:
the rope-twist ‘J’ arms with corresponding scrolls above with cut glass
‘bell flower’ pendants; the top canopy and candle pans dressed with
oval-shaped prisms and ‘icicle’ pendants.
Circa 1860-70 and restored.

Height: 48" - 122.0cm
Width: 33½" - 85.0cm

'oval' prism

Named for its shape; this facet-cut glass prism is often used in graduated chains. Originally French, from the mid-18th century, they were made right the way through to the modern day. A thinner variety is also used on Swedish chandeliers.

'icicle' pendant

Tapered cut-glass pendant with multi-facetted cutting, in the shape of an icicle.

Second Empire

Refers to the reign of Napoleon III (1850-70) which had more flamboyant styles than 'Empire', with more curlicues. The Empress Eugénie revived the Louis XVI style, together with an eclectic mix of sources. Many of our gilt-and-glass French chandeliers are Second Empire.

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