Regency gilt-bronze and cut glass ‘Anthemion’ Dish Light

Regency gilt-bronze and cut glass ‘Anthemion’ Dish Light

Regency gilt-bronze and cut glass ‘Anthemion’ Dish Light

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Regency gilt-bronze and cut glass ‘Anthemion’ Dish Light:
the diamond cut glass dish in an anthemion-decorated mount suspended on three ornamental chains from top cut glass boss; with acanthus bud finials. English, circa 1830, restored, with internal lights.

Height:24"-61.0cm
Width:13"-33.0cm
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.

gilded, gilt

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

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