12 December 2002
A PAIR OF ITALIAN ROCOCO STYLE GILT-METAL AND CUT-GLASS TWENTY-EIGHT LIGHT CHANDELIERS
Each upspringing corona above a stepped baluster-form stem issuing open branches terminating in stylized flower-heads, the scrolling branches to the lower section interspersed with detachable scrolling arms each set with six further branches, the three tiers of branches each terminating in a pressed gilt-metal leaf-form drip pan and cylindrical bobéche, hung and wrapped profusely overall with faceted droplet-chains, flowerheads and beads, suspending a faceted finial below, with a gilt and silvered tin starburst ceiling boss stamped C within a diamond to the reverse, both the stem and arms drilled for electricity, some glass elements replaced
58in. (147cm.) high, 46in. (117cm.) diameter (2)
Acquired from Dino Franzin, New York, 1 May 1984.
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Please note that these chandeliers are rock crystal as well as glass and may originally have had further branches.
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