Pentagonal French black-bronzed and cut glass Hall Lantern

Pentagonal French black-bronzed and cut glass Hall Lantern

Pentagonal French black-bronzed and cut glass Hall Lantern

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Pentagonal French black-bronzed and cut glass Hall Lantern:
each glazed panel with openwork frame; the crown and corners
dressed with racemes of cut glass rosettes and clear and smoky-hued plaquettes; restored and wired with three interior electric candles.

Height:27"-68.5cm
Width:15"-39.5cm

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.

raceme

frond or pannicle of leaves, buds or glass drops.

Art Nouveau

Late 19th and early 20th Century style originating in France and Belgium. Its influence spread all over Europe and America through periodicals like the Studio magazine. Typical characteristics were the whiplash, stylised swirling flower and plant motifs, female forms and sometimes sinister-looking insects. See Gallé, Lalique, Daum..

'plaquette' pendant

French pendant of a flat form with many variations of shape. Often called 'slabs' they can be moulded or cut glass; typically used on the French Cage design chandeliers.

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