Beaded scrollwork Chandelier with coloured rock crystal pendants

Beaded scrollwork Chandelier with coloured rock crystal pendants

Beaded scrollwork Chandelier with coloured rock crystal pendants

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Beaded scrollwork Chandelier with coloured rock crystal pendants:
the scrolling framework with six candle branches closely wound with tiny silvered glass beads; the large amber quartz pendants interspersed with smaller clear, smoke and amethyst-coloured quartz drops, and large clear spherical finial. Italian, circa 1880 and restored.

Height:38"-96.5cm
Width:35"-89.0cm
Glossary Words

rock crystal

Natural quartz. Characterised by its fractures, it has a fairy-tale quality when used in chandeliers. Usually clear, it can also be rose, smoke, amber, amethyst, and other colours. It is widely used as an ornamental stone and is also used as a HYPERLINK "http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/gemstone/class.htm" t "_top" gemstone.

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