Pair of twelve branch gilded and rock crystal Chandeliers

Pair of twelve branch gilded and rock crystal Chandeliers

Pair of twelve branch gilded and rock crystal Chandeliers

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Pair of twelve branch gilded and rock crystal Russian Chandeliers:
with two discs of rose quartz set into pierced screen of guilloche with centre flower; the mounts bearing frond and leaf ornaments with twelve curving branches; profusely dressed with rock crystal beaded festoons and diamond shaped pendants.
Circa 1830. formally bearing the label for ‘Pietro Accorsi, Via Po 55, Torino’ and restored.

Height:41"-104.0cm
Width:31"-80.0cm

gilded, gilt

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

rococo

From 'rocaille', the French word for rock- and shell-work in grottoes. Its diminutive form 'rococo' was later used to describe the playful, naturalistic motifs of fruit, flowers, foliage, shells, and asymmetrical scrolling ornament popular from the early 18th century.

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.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

festoon

A hanging garland of prisms or flowers.
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