A FINE PAIR OF REGENCY PERIOD CHANDELIERS BY JOHN BLADES
A fine pair of regency period ormolu mounted cut-glass eight light chandeliers by John Blades. The main drop hung double band issuing flat cut drip pans and diamond cut candle nozzles, the central shaft formed as a urn from granulated spangles. This urn surmounted by another double band supporting drop hung crooks cascading to the main band, the chandelier with a graduated basket of spangles below and terminating with a ormolu leaf pan and lapidary cut finial. The chandeliers hung with double pointed spangles and faceted icicle drops.
- Height 94 cm / 37 "
- Width 53.5 cm / 21 1⁄4"
- Period 1800-1849
- Year 1815
- Country England
- Literature For more information on John Blades see Chapter Eleven of the English Glass Chandelier by Martin Mortimer
- Collections Similar example can be seen in the Metropolitan museum of art New York Lot 169 sale 7627 Dealing in Excellence a celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy
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