Five branch Wedgwood ‘Blue Jasper’ Rise-and-Fall Chandelier

Five branch Wedgwood ‘Blue Jasper’ Rise-and-Fall Chandelier

Five branch Wedgwood ‘Blue Jasper’ Rise-and-Fall Chandelier

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Five branch Wedgwood ‘Blue Jasper’ Rise-and-Fall Chandelier:
the finely-wrought gilt-bronze stem with ‘Blue Jasper’ dish, central urn, counterbalance weights and pans; the five branches with frosted and clear glass shades and gas taps. Circa 1880, after the Antique; originally for gas; restored and wired. Adjustable height.

Height:40"-101.5cm
Width:26"-68.0cm
Glossary Words

Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood 1730-1795, an English ceramics manufacturer particularly renowned for his Jasperware, with its neo-classical design in white on a pastel blue, green or black background.

Jasperware

Type of ceramic produced by Wedgewood with neo-classical design in white on a pastel blue, green or black background.

gasolier

Light-fitting made for gas. Gas was used in street lighting and most large town houses by the mid-19th century. Expensive fittings were made to appeal to weathier consumers and some chandelier makers like Osler produced cut-glass Gasoliers. Chandeliers also continued to be used with candles and oil, as when gas was very impure it could smell unpleasant and be dangerous. Some chandeliers were adapted into gasoliers.

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