Large gilded bronze and cobalt blue spiral-cut glass Table Lamp

Large gilded bronze and cobalt blue spiral-cut glass Table Lamp

Large gilded bronze and cobalt blue spiral-cut glass Table Lamp

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Large gilded bronze and cobalt blue spiral-cut glass Table Lamp:
the exuberant mount of rococo design with cartouche on four sides and standing on square plinth; bearing curving pillar of blue over white over clear glass, cut into blue and clear spirals, the blue glass hand-painted with gilded leaves and the clear covered with ornate gilt brocade pattern. French, circa 1860 and restored. Lamp shade not supplied.

Height:32"-82.5cm
Width:7"-18.0cm
Glossary Words

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

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.

rococo

From 'rocaille', the French word for rock- and shell-work in grottoes. Its diminutive form 'rococo' was later used to describe the playful, naturalistic motifs of fruit, flowers, foliage, shells, and asymmetrical scrolling ornament popular from the early 18th century.

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