13 November 2014
AN ENGLISH CUT-GLASS CHANDELIER
With two graduated upper tiers of prism drops above cascades of linked drops falling to a further tier of prisms with amethyst glass studs to the corona, and with a double basket with diminishing tiers of prisms, restoration and replacement
130 in. (330 cm.) high; 45 in. (115 cm.) diameter
Presumably supplied to the Sturt family for Crichel, Dorset in the 19th century, and hung in the stairwell until at least 1925, and thence by descent to the Hon. Mrs. Marten, O.B.E., D.L., at Crichel.
Sold Christie's, London, 23 May 2013, lot 154
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H. Avray Tipping, 'Crichel, Dorset', Country Life, 30 May 1925, p. 877, fig. 6.
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