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Osler cut crystal chandelier

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€ 160,000

Ref. GL00051

HEIGHT

157 cm / 61.80 inch

DIAMETER

85 cm / 33.50 inch

STOCK

1 In-Stock
Exceptional chandelier by Osler & Co (Birmingham) in cut crystal and gilt bronze with a vase and six candlelight arms, protected from the wind by large cut crystal glass. Originating in India and made for a maharajah's palace, this chandelier has not been electrified and has remained in its original state. British India at the end of the 19th century was a place of madness for the decorative arts. The greatest artists and architects of the time worked to create works of great quality, at the request of the powerful maharajas of the peninsula. This chandelier is a perfect example: the water in its crystal is of remarkable purity, as is the incredible jingling of its pendants. This piece by Osler, the British counterpart of the French company Baccarat, was commissioned around 1890 to decorate the living room of an Indian dignitary. Osler and Baccarat vied with each other in their ingenuity to adorn Indian palaces with imposing lights and crystal furniture.
Exceptionnel lustre de la maison Osler & Co (Birmingham) en cristal taillé et en bronze doré orné d’un vase et de six bras de lumière à la bougie, protégées du vent par de grandes verreries de cristal taillées. Provenant des Indes, réalisé pour le palais d’un maharadjah, ce lustre n’a pas été électrifié et est resté dans son état d’origine. L’Inde britannique de la fin du XIXe siècle fut pour les arts décoratifs, le lieu de toutes les folies. Les plus grands artistes et architectes de l'époque s’employèrent à réaliser des travaux de grandes qualités, à la demande des puissants maharadjas de la péninsule. Ce lustre en est un parfait exemple : l'eau de son cristal est d'une pureté remarquable, tout comme le tintement incroyable de ses pampilles. Cette réalisation de la maison Osler, homologue britannique du français Baccarat, fut commandée vers 1890 pour orner le salon d'un dignitaire indien. Osler et Baccarat rivalisèrent d’ingéniosité pour orner les palais indiens de lumières imposantes et de mobilier de cristal. L'Inde représente le meilleur marché extérieur de la Maison Osler à cette période.

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Osler cut crystal chandelier

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.

Finish
Gun Finish
Gun Finish
Médaille
Médaille
Antique Silver
Antique Silver
Silver
Silver
Antique Gold
Antique Gold
Royal Gold
Royal Gold