Pair of cut-glass ‘Empire’ prism ‘Basket’ Plafonniers with gilt mount

Pair of cut-glass ‘Empire’ prism ‘Basket’ Plafonniers with gilt mount

Pair of cut-glass ‘Empire’ prism ‘Basket’ Plafonniers with gilt mount

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Pair of cut-glass ‘Empire’ prism Plafonniers with gilt mount:
decorated with bronzed frieze of laurel wreaths; the graduated chains of cut-glass ‘Empire’ prisms forming a basket with pinecone finial. Circa 1930, restored and rewired.

Height:13"-33.0cm
Width:10"-25.5cm

plafonnier, plafonnière

Ceiling bowl set straight onto the ceiling.

'Empire' prism

Octagonal cut-glass prism with flat front and star-cut back. Used in late 18th century France and also in England on some Regency chandeliers. Lesser-quality prisms were used on chandeliers through the 19th century; a bastardised version is still being made in Bohemia today.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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