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GIRANDOLE (ONE OF TWO)

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Entry Hall


About this object

Main part simulates a rose, the frame being in ormolu, the body of the vase in strings of facetted crystal. Through the stump of crystal is seen a central core in blue glass. Above the vase like portion is a tall facetted crystal star from which rise wires like a spray of water from a fountain to each of which is attached a string of facetted crystls, the whole simulating a fountain. From the sides of this central portion rise two smaller versions of the simulated fountain, while from the other two sides rise a sholder for a candle. Base is formed on each girandole of two rectangular squares of marble, graduated in size.

Category:
lighting devices
Object name:
GIRANDOLE (ONE OF TWO)
Made from:
Glass -- ormolu -- crystal
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1780
Size:
72.4 cm (28 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
14.10.2
Class:
METAL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973