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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    A NORTH EUROPEAN CUT AND MOULDED GLASS TWELVE-LIGHT CHANDELIER

    MID-18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY LIEGE

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    A NORTH EUROPEAN CUT AND MOULDED GLASS TWELVE-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    MID-18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY LIEGE
    The central brass column with trefoil finial above three reticulated globes and four baluster elements, the later glass receiver dish with ormolu plate issuing the twelve branches each hung with faceted kite-shaped droplets, the branches and receiver plate number 1-12 (with 0 instead of 9), two branches replaced, the lowest globe associated and originally with a further finial, restorations and replacements
    56½ in. (143.5 cm.) high; 44 in. (112 cm.) diameter


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    The form of the branches and nozzles and the shape of the reticulated globe finials on this chandelier associate it with chandeliers made in and around Liège in the middle of the eighteenth-century. A related example with more elaborate branches and droplets is in the dining-room of the Musée d'Ansembourg à Liège (Prof. Dr. Joseph Philippe, Le Meuble liégeois à son âge d'Or (le XVIIIe siècle), 1990, p. 10, fig. 3).

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