An almost identical Irish mirror-chandelier, now in the Cecil Higgins Museum, Bedford is illustrated in M. Mortimer, 'Irish Mirror Chandeliers', Country Life, 16 December 1971, fig. 4, p. 1741 and M. Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, Woodbridge, 2000, p. 164, figs. 101-102. The latter mirror-chandelier bears the inscription of the Grafton Street, Dublin glass-cutter and retailer 'John D. Aykbowm' who, in 1800, advertised his 'New Venice' glass and crystal manufacture on the Blackrock Road, Dublin.
A pair belonging to the Warrender family, probably from Sheen Falls, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, was sold by the Lord Bruntisfield, in these Rooms, 3 February 1972, lot 17. Another pair, sold by Dr. Norman Gay, in these Rooms, 28 June 1984, lot 16 (£38,000), was discussed in M. Mortimer's 1971 Country Life article. A single girandole of conforming design to the present pair and signed 'John D. Aykboum' on the back, was sold by Marion Johnson Wise, Sotheby's New York, 19 October 1991, lot 350 ($38,500). A further single girandole, but with circular corona suspended by three bell-mounted strands, was sold by Mrs. Natalie Barclay, Boxted House, Essex, 'Works of Art from Country Houses', Christie's South Kensington, 3 October 2001, lot 344 (£38,500).