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Important Genoese Chandelier with 72 lights

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€ 163,855

Ref. 99464/72 CDR

Height

200 cm / 79.00 inch

Diameter

200 cm / 79.00 inch

Weight

160.00 kg / 352.80 lbs

STOCK

1 In-Stock
Monumental Genoese-style chandelier with hand-chased Louis XV rococo bobèches and basins and flower and grape pendants. Adorned with rock crystal and amethyst drops and beads. Manufactured by the Mathieu Lustrerie workshops in the 2010s, this chandelier is extraordinary because, in the late 17th century, chandeliers of this size were uncommon and extremely expensive. Every little element of its decoration could be mounted as a ring or necklace! At the time, having 72 candles on a chandelier was a sign of power for the owner and respect for the visitor. This chandelier is said to be Genoese because, at the time, rock crystal was mined in the Alps, and Genoa had become a specialist in the manufacture of this type of chandelier, which adorned all the European courts of the time.

In the 17th century, the work of rock crystal from the Alps was an important industry in Genoa and its region. The smallest crystals cut into balls were sewn on the arms and the structure of the chandeliers in wood or bronze or assembled in "laces". The light of the candles is reflected as on water, each pearl is like a drop of dew deposited delicately on the chandelier.
Lustre monumental de style génois avec bobèches et bassins Louis XV rococo ciselés à la main et pampilles en fleurs et raisins. Paré de gouttes et de perles en cristal de roche et améthyste. Fabriqué par les ateliers Mathieu Lustrerie dans les années 2010, ce lustre est extraordinaire car à la fin du XVIIème siècle, les lustres de cette taille ne sont pas communs et extrêmement coûteux. Chaque petit élément de son décor pourrait être monté en bague ou en collier ! A l'époque, avoir 72 bougies sur un lustre était un signe de puissance pour le propriétaire et de respect envers le visiteur. Ce lustre est dit Génois car à l'époque le cristal de roche était extrait des Alpes, mais aussi, Gènes s'était fait une spécialité de la fabrication de ce type de lustre qui ornait toutes les cours européennes d'alors.

Au XVIIe siècle, le travail du cristal de roche venu des Alpes est une industrie importante à Gênes et dans sa région. Les plus petits cristaux taillés en billes étaient cousus sur les bras et la structure des lustre en bois ou en bronze ou assemblées en « lacets ». La lumière des bougies se reflète comme sur l’eau, chaque perle est comme une goutte de rosée déposée délicatement sur le lustre.

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Important Genoese Chandelier with 72 lights

Ref. 99464/72 CDR

No. of Pieces: 1

Finish: Other

Location: Paris

Lead Time: Available Immediately

Stock Type: Finished

CRYSTAL AND FINISH GUIDE

CRYSTALS
Rock Crystal / Quartz

Rock Crystal / Quartz

In the 18th Century, the royal chandeliers were treated as jewellery, Their pendants were in 'pure water crystal' - natural crystal/quartz.

18th Century Crystal

18th Century Crystal

Before Lead crystal was discovered, the glass was mixed with Manganese, Tungstene or other materials. These materials used to give a smoky, violet or yellow tint to the glass. Our 18th Century Crystal recreates this effect, making it perfect for pieces that need to look antique or fit in a collection.

Bohemian Crystal

Bohemian Crystal

The 19th Century is the great avent of Lead Crystal - commonly known as simply “crystal”. Our suppliers in Eastern Europe create pure and transparent Crystal, which we call Bohemian.

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Gun Finish
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Médaille
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Antique Silver
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Silver
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Antique Gold
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Royal Gold