Chandelier

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Object Name: 
Chandelier
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.2.13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 162.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1860-1880
Web Description: 
F. & C. Osler opened a showroom in Calcutta (Kolkata) to serve its Indian customers. This type of chandelier was illustrated in its Indian sales catalog of about 1878. The chandelier was available in three sizes (six, eight, and 12 arms) and three colors (green, ruby, and blue). This green chandelier was originally purchased by the Nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad in southern India.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Nesle Inc, Source
1995-12-29
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep emerald green, green and yellow-green glass; brass; blown, cut, pressed, gilded. Eight curving arms with large tulip-shaped shades with gilded decoration of leaves and band at rim. Long shaft with six prisms (each with three jewels) suspended from brass arms near top prism and jewels at top transparent green, prisms on bobeches transparent green some points transparent green, some transparent yellow-green small balls on Bg transparent green.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2006-05-19 through 2006-11-30
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Mobilier din sticla (2006-10) illustrated, p. 89; BIB# AI97184
Glass of the Maharajas (2006-08) illustrated, p. 11;
Dazed and Dazzled (2006-06) illustrated, p. 90, lower left;
The Epitome of Opulent (2006-05-28) illustrated, p. 3c;
European Glass Furnishings for Eastern Palaces (2006) illustrated, pp. 76-77, fig. 3-29; BIB# 92506
The Ultimate Luxury (2005) illustrated, pp. 142-145, esp. p. 142;
F. & C. Osler, Calcutta. (1876) illustrated, pp. 66-67 (no. 2827 G); BIB# 92821