Suite of three cut glass diamond-cut Ceiling Bowls after Osler

Suite of three cut glass diamond-cut Ceiling Bowls after Osler

Suite of three cut glass diamond-cut Ceiling Bowls after Osler

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Suite of three cut glass diamond-cut Ceiling Bowls after Osler:
the gilt-bronze frame with pierced sea-scroll design and leafy centre with acorn finial. After the design in the 1930s by Osler of Birmingham, for Garrards, Crown Jewellers, Regents Street.
Also available as a suite.

Height:8"-20.0cm
Width:16"-40.5cm

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.

Osler & Co. (F & C)

Founded in Birmingham, England, in 1807, F & C Osler produced some of the most magnificent and imaginative items ever to come from a glass manufacturer. Thomas Osler, his sons, Follett and Clarkson, and after 1831, his nephew Abraham, were known for their exquisitely cut glass, often combined with fine gilded-metal mounts and framework, produced by their own craftsmen. From about 1840, they had established good contacts with the Middle East and had a gallery in Calcutta, India. Osler made an extravagant cut glass fountain for the centre of The Great Exhibition in 1851. They continued making chandeliers of the highest quality until well into the 20th century. In 1924, they took over the well-known lighting manufacturer Faraday Ltd. and went on producing light fittings until the 1970s.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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