Pair of Regency twin handled gilded and black bronze Cassolettes

Pair of Regency twin handled gilded and black bronze Cassolettes

Pair of Regency twin handled gilded and black bronze Cassolettes

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Pair of Regency twin handled gilded and black bronze Cassolettes:
the lids surmounted by large flambeaux reversing to reveal candlecups; with face-mask mounts.
English circa 1830, and restored.

Height:8"-21.5cm
Width:5"-14.0cm
Glossary Words

Regency

Named after the Prince Regent, later George IV, circa 1810 to 1830, the term is also used more widely to describe the prevailing English neo-classical style between the 1790s and 1840. In lighting, they used multiple cut-glass prisms to achieve as many reflections as possible such as 'double-stars' and 'icicles'. Two chandelier designs typical of this period are the colza oil dish light and the balloon-shaped chandelier with graduated chains of prisms.

flambeau

Literally, the French word for flame.

cassolette

A candlestick design usually in the form of an urn, with reversible candle-cup, allowing two or three different functions: candle-holder, incense burner or ornament.

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