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- A RARE CUT GLASS GERMAN CHANDELIER ATTRIBUTED TO WERNER & MIETH
A RARE CUT GLASS GERMAN CHANDELIER ATTRIBUTED TO WERNER & MIETH
The extremely rare German chandelier of Georgian design, has cut glass stem of baluster form, with corresponding drop hung canopies, the lower terminating with diamond cut pine cone finial. The receiver plate issuing eight double kick candle arms, supporting slip over drop hung drip pans and candle cups, with a further eight kick arms, supporting drop hung canopies and triangular spires. The chandelier draped with oval chain drops, round and pear shaped finals.
- Height 119.5 cm / 47 "
- Width 68 cm / 27"
- Period 1750-1799
- Year 1780
- Medium Glass
- Country Germany
- Literature The chandelier is very unusual because the glass contains Manganese dioxide and lead crystal this deliberately gives the glass an Amethyst tint this being said Nickel depending on the concentration mixed with lead crystal can also give a purplish colour. Apart from English and Irish glass which have a high percentage of lead content most glass made in Europe and beyond was soda glass give it a green or yellow tint. 18th century lead glass was also made in Germany, Norway, France and Hungary although this was manly stemware.
- Condition 1 x Pan Repaired 2 x Arm Tubes Repaired 1 x Small Canopy Repaired 2 x Small Canopy Later Replacements Lower Stem Canopy Cracked
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