Pair of cut glass and gilded-bronze Tazza Stands with marble bases

Pair of cut glass and gilded-bronze Tazza Stands with marble bases

Pair of cut glass and gilded-bronze Tazza Stands with marble bases

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Pair of cut glass and gilded-bronze Tazza Stands with marble bases:
the heavy leaf-cut glass dish on a three-way stand of delicate curving struts with eagles’ heads bearing looped chains and small cut glass pendants, and horse’s hoof feet on a grey polished marble base with centre gilded-bronze berried finial.
Circa 1880 and restored.

Height:10"-26.5cm
Width:10"-27.0cm

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.

tazza

A shallow bowl or vase on a foot.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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