Set of four cut glass and gilded bronze Baccarat style Acorn Ceiling Lights

Set of four cut glass and gilded bronze Baccarat style Acorn Ceiling Lights

Set of four cut glass and gilded bronze Baccarat style Acorn Ceiling Lights

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Set of four cut glass and gilded bronze Baccarat style Ceiling Lights:
with pointed-acorn shaped glass shade with deeply cut petals
alternating with a diamond design; the mount bearing large
anthemion surmounts above rosette ornaments; the strong circular
top loop with leaf cast decoration.

Height:13"-33.0cm
Width:8"-20.0cm

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.

gilded, gilt

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

Baccarat

French glass manufacturer founded in 1764 during the reign of Louis XV. Centred in Paris, they made fabulous chandeliers and table glass for royalty, and are still producing high quality glassware today.

anthemion

A palmette motif in the form of a stylised honeysuckle, found on classical Greek buildings such as the Erechtheum, in Athens, and often used as part of neo-classical decoration.

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