Pair of Georgian Lustre Candlesticks with hexagon prisms

Pair of Georgian Lustre Candlesticks with hexagon prisms

Pair of Georgian Lustre Candlesticks with hexagon prisms

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Pair of Georgian Lustre Candlesticks with hexagon prisms:
the baluster stem cut with diamond pattern and cross hatching;
dressed with set of hexagonal shaped prisms with diamond shaped
‘icicle’ pendants; with pair of gilded sconces.
English, early 19th Century and restored.

Height:6"-16.0cm
Glossary Words

lustre

The literal meaning in French is 'chandelier', or 'shine'; in English, 'radiance' or 'reflected light'. This word is also used for a cut-glass candlestick, usually with a fringe of cut glass prisms.

Georgian

Covers the reigns of the four King Georges of England between 1714 and 1830. Simplicity, harmony, symmetry and airiness were characteristic of the period, which overlaps with Regency. See Adam's style.

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.

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