Pair of cut glass Plafonniers with brass Arts and Crafts mounts

Pair of cut glass Plafonniers with brass Arts and Crafts mounts

Pair of cut glass Plafonniers with brass Arts and Crafts mounts

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Pair of cut glass Plafonniers with brass Arts and Crafts mounts:
the shades cut of segmented form; the gilt-lacquered brass mount
with boldly scrolling struts and obvious rivets.
Circa 1910 and restored.

Height:10"-27.0cm
Width:9"-23.0cm

plafonnier, plafonnière

Ceiling bowl set straight onto the ceiling.

Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts movement, based on the writings of John Ruskin and William Morris, was more a way of thinking and making than a style. It flourished between 1880 and 1920 and was a reaction against mass-produced factory goods. The revival of handicrafts produced metalwork which emphasised the toolmarks and how it was constructed. Favourite motifs included hearts, fish, flowers, fruit, birds, galleons. W. A. S. Benson designed light-fittings for Morris & Co., made at his workshop in Hammersmith, and also had his own shop in Bond Street.

gilded, gilt

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

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