Twelve candle-branch cut glass and gilded Chandelier by Osler

Twelve candle-branch cut glass and gilded Chandelier by Osler

Twelve candle-branch cut glass and gilded Chandelier by Osler

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Twelve candle-branch cut glass and gilded Chandelier by Osler:
with ‘slice’ cut glass stem set within gilded foliate design mounts, with heavy rope-twist branches and curved scrolls surmounted with spires; dressed with graduated festoons of ‘single star’ prisms and pear-shaped pendants in foliate gilded clasps.
By Osler & co. of Birmingham, circa 1910, restored and prepared for electric candles.

Height:55"-140.0cm
Width:44"-112.0cm

Osler & Co. (F & C)

Founded in Birmingham, England, in 1807, F & C Osler produced some of the most magnificent and imaginative items ever to come from a glass manufacturer. Thomas Osler, his sons, Follett and Clarkson, and after 1831, his nephew Abraham, were known for their exquisitely cut glass, often combined with fine gilded-metal mounts and framework, produced by their own craftsmen. From about 1840, they had established good contacts with the Middle East and had a gallery in Calcutta, India. Osler made an extravagant cut glass fountain for the centre of The Great Exhibition in 1851. They continued making chandeliers of the highest quality until well into the 20th century. In 1924, they took over the well-known lighting manufacturer Faraday Ltd. and went on producing light fittings until the 1970s.

gilded, gilt

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

foliate

This word is often used of decoration in our descriptions and means leafy.

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