Galerie Anna van Elteren

18th c. gilt bronze French chandelier 'lustre cage'

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64 cm
120 cm


An amazing gilt bronze French chandelier, mid 18th century. Cage form; With 9 scrolled candle arms and 3 cage arms. On the cage arms there are below and above hexagonal poignards.The cage arms are decorated with rosettes and stars.
In the centre there is a vase and an extra poignard and above a ball.
The candle arms has numbers who are corresponding with the central plate- ‚Entablement’ . This is characteristic for the 18th century.
The chandelier is festooned with original crystal pendants: stars, jasminds, facetted drops and pendants  'Cristal de Bohême’- the glass has solarized (mangan). Solarised glass came by 'Cristal de Bohême’ till 1750 very often, after that has becoming less. Till 1770 has the 'Cristal de Bohême' a yelow or amethyst coloured discoloration. 
Above the cage there is Vase-d’enfilade from 3 decorative vases to cover the stam.
The crown ‚Coroune’ with 12 arms, decorated with Flower Rosetten and crystals 'Crystal de Bohême’.  Bas-de-lustre is a facetted bol.
The chandelier is from France, Paris.

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18th c. gilt bronze French chandelier 'lustre cage'