Cut glass ten candle branch Chandelier in the manner of Perry

Cut glass ten candle branch Chandelier in the manner of Perry

Cut glass ten candle branch Chandelier in the manner of Perry

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Cut glass ten candle branch Chandelier in the manner of Perry:
the rope twist branches on two tiers; the baluster stem with
horizontal and vertical slice cutting, with spiral cutting to the urn;
dressed with graduated festoons of ‘double-star’ prisms and large
English ‘pear’ shaped pendants; with facet-cut pointed finial.
20th Century with older elements, restored.

Height:63"-160.0cm
Width:36"-91.0cm

chandelier

Ceiling light designed to bear candles, from the French. See electrolier and gasolier.

Perry & Co

William Perry opened a shop at 72 New Bond Street in 1817 as Glass Manufacturer to the Prince Regent. The firm continued under different ownerships until the Depression of 1930. Perry produced a range of magnificent chandeliers, generally suitable for palaces. During the second half of the nineteenth century, at least, their name was linked with a particular kind of chandelier. It featured long, slender stem-pieces centring on an urn-shaped section, with generous double-ogee canopies above and a similar shaped dish inverted as a receiver bowl for the branches. Arms were normally rope-twist, often with moulded drip pans. There were seldom glass candle cups, merely a short tube with a saveall. The chandelier would be profusely dressed with graduated festoons of 'double-star' prisms and English 'pear' pendants, often alternating with clear spheres, and below, a faceted, pointed finial. They closed in 1921.

baluster

A term used to describe the stems of chandeliers, meaning shaped like a balustrade; curvaceous, with a series of urns.

festoon

A hanging garland of prisms or flowers.

'double star' prisms

Round cut-glass prisms with star-cuttings on both sides. One of the finest of prisms, generally used on Regency and later chandeliers by Perry & Co.

English 'pear' pendant

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

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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