English step-cut Lustre Candlesticks with gilded flower fronds

English step-cut Lustre Candlesticks with gilded flower fronds

English step-cut Lustre Candlesticks with gilded flower fronds

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English step-cut Lustre Candlesticks with gilded flower fronds:
the stem and candle cup with unusual ‘step’ cutting, the prominent bands with small vertical cuts; dressed with set of ‘icicle’ pendants.
Circa 1800- 1810 and restored

Height:10"-27.5cm

'icicle' pendant

Tapered cut-glass pendant with multi-facetted cutting, in the shape of an icicle.

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.

lustre

The literal meaning in French is 'chandelier', or 'shine'; in English, 'radiance' or 'reflected light'. This word is also used for a cut-glass candlestick, usually with a fringe of cut glass prisms.

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