Late 18th Century cut-glass Irish style eight light Chandelier
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Late 18th Century cut-glass Irish style eight light Chandelier

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Late 18th Century cut-glass Irish style eight light Chandelier:
the large centre urn with diamond and scallop cutting: the
upper tier of branches bearing tall spire ornaments and the
lower branches with eight candle cups and pans; dressed
with graduated festoons of pear-shaped prisms and large ‘
pear’ pendants; with facet-cut ball finial.
Circa 1780 and restored.

Height: 48" - 122.0cm
Width: 35" - 89.0cm

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.

festoon

A hanging garland of prisms or flowers.

English 'pear' pendant

Pear-shaped cut-glass pendant with a facetted front and pointed star back.

French 'pear' pendant

Pear-shaped pendant with flat front and star-cut back, the angular edges giving a sharper form than the English pear.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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