Silver-plated and cut glass ‘Boat’ Chandelier with beaded sail

Silver-plated and cut glass ‘Boat’ Chandelier with beaded sail

Silver-plated and cut glass ‘Boat’ Chandelier with beaded sail

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Silver-plated and cut glass ‘Boat’ Chandelier with beaded sail:
the boat formed with Victorian ‘chain pear’ and ‘Empire’ glass prisms; the sails strung with facet-cut beads; with cut glass pennant and anchor, and pointed spire finials.
‘All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by’ – John Masefield, ‘Sea Fever’.
Made recently in 1920’s style using Victorian glass.

Height:25"-76.0cm
Width:30"-63.0cm

'chain-pear' prism

A particularly elegant 18th century cut-glass prism, found on Irish style chandeliers and wall- lights; copied by Osler and others in the late 19th century.

'Empire' prism

Octagonal cut-glass prism with flat front and star-cut back. Used in late 18th century France and also in England on some Regency chandeliers. Lesser-quality prisms were used on chandeliers through the 19th century; a bastardised version is still being made in Bohemia today.

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