A FRENCH ORMOLU AND CRYSTAL TWENTY-LIGHT CHANDELIER
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND CRYSTAL TWENTY-LIGHT CHANDELIER
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 307-328)
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND CRYSTAL TWENTY-LIGHT CHANDELIER

BY BACCARAT, PARIS, CIRCA 1900

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A FRENCH ORMOLU AND CRYSTAL TWENTY-LIGHT CHANDELIER
BY BACCARAT, PARIS, CIRCA 1900
The circular palm-frond and guilloché corona suspending drop chains and rope-twists supporting a similar corona and a lower tier with four seated putti, each issuing three candlearms scrolling to cut glass circular drip-pans and circular nozzles stamped 'BACCARAT'
42½ in. (113 cm.) high; 27½ in. (70 cm.) wide

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Lot Essay

Founded in 1764 by Royal consent, the firm of Baccarat became known as the Compagnie des Cristalleries de Baccarat during the 19th century. François-Eugène de Fontenay (who joined the company in 1841) discovered that by the addition of nickel oxide in the manufacturing process, a perfectly clear product, "crystal glass", free of discolouration and imitating precious rock crystal, was produced. Another chandelier of this model sold Christie's, London, 22 September 2011, lot 239 (£51,650).
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