An important regency period ormolu mounted cut-glass eight light chandelier by John Blades the main drop hung double band supporting scallop edged drip pans and diamond cut candle nozzles, the main shaft formed as a urn made up from granulated spangles this urn surmounted by another double band supporting drop hung eagle headed crooks, the chandelier with a classic basket of spangles below the main double band and terminating with a lapidary cut finial, the chandelier hung with flat back spangles and faceted icicle drops.
English Circa 1815
Height: 44in (111.8cm)
Width: 26in (66cm)
For more information on John Blades see Chapter Eleven The English Glass Chandelier by Martin Mortimer Similar example can be seen in the Metropolitan museum of art New York.
Lot 169 sale 7627 at Christies Dealing in Excellence a celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy.
Item Code: FA008