Regency cut glass, patinated and gilt bronze Colza Dish Light
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Regency cut glass, patinated and gilt bronze Colza Dish Light

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Regency cut glass, patinated and gilt bronze Colza Dish Light:
the central urn shaped colza oil reservoir decorated with gilt sea-scroll band; with four arms bearing cut-glass tulip-shaped shades; the diamond cut glass dish with central ‘leaf-and-bud’ finial; suspended by four chains from foliate clasp hooks to upper leafy boss.
Circa 1820 and restored, with later frosted glass shades.

Height: 25" - 64.0cm
Width: 17" - 43.0cm

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.

gilded, gilt

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

colza oil

A non-drying, yellow oil with little odour, obtained from the seeds of brassica campestris. In the Regency period, this was burned to provide light. See Argand.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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