Pair of small Regency ‘Eagle’ Candlesticks with crystal pendants

Pair of small Regency ‘Eagle’ Candlesticks with crystal pendants

Pair of small Regency ‘Eagle’ Candlesticks with crystal pendants

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Pair of small Regency ‘Eagle’ Candlesticks with crystal pendants:
the black bronze eagles with outstreched wings holding rock crystal pendants from their beaks; with fine gilded mounts and standing on a white marble concave shaped base with rope-twist gilded bands.
Circa 1830, and restored.

Height:7"-19.0cm
Width:4"-11.5cm
Glossary Words

rock crystal

Natural quartz. Characterised by its fractures, it has a fairy-tale quality when used in chandeliers. Usually clear, it can also be rose, smoke, amber, amethyst, and other colours. It is widely used as an ornamental stone and is also used as a HYPERLINK "http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/gemstone/class.htm" t "_top" gemstone.

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.

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