Cut-glass ‘acorn’ shaped shade in gilded mount

Cut-glass ‘acorn’ shaped shade in gilded mount

Cut-glass ‘acorn’ shaped shade in gilded mount

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Cut-glass ‘acorn’ shaped shade in gilded mount:
with tapering diamond-cut glass conical shade; the gilded mount decorated with a leafy motif to be fixed directly to ceiling.
Circa 1900, restored and rewired.

Height:10"-25.5cm
Width:6"-15.0cm
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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