Louis XVI Style Pair Of English Crystal Lamps With Shantung Silk Shade
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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Interesting and refined pair of English crystal table lamps; on a structure of nickel-plated and burnished brass, the various components are inserted, from the faceted base departs the central body formed by three elements, also faceted, at the top is placed a "bobeche" on its edge has been manually attached faceted crystal rosettes to which are attached massive crystals, cut in the shape of an arrow, in a perfect and elaborate way; higher up is a cylindrical metal element that contains the terminal part of the electrical system; the lamps are equipped with lampshades made of precious silk shantung. We must pay special attention to the components of these works of art: they are made of crystal with 30 percent lead oxide ( a material, developed in England by George Ravenscroft in the second half of the 17th century), The high index of refraction was enhanced by Master Craftsmen following the old and complex techniques of cutting, grinding and polishing in the workmanship of the various pieces that were assembled with exceptional aesthetic taste by studying their positioning to take advantage of the light and refractions of the crystals. Altogether long and delicate operations made possible the magnificence of these lamps in which quality, elegance, and fine workmanship take center stage. The two objects were created between 1950 and 1955 by a craft company in Bristol, England. George Ravenscroft (1632 - June 7, 1683) was an English businessman in the import/export and manufacturing of glass. He is best known for his work in the development of transparent lead crystal glass (also known as flint glass ) in England. Ravenscroft's location and activities between 1651 and 1666 are unclear, although it is certain that he lived in Venice, during the years Ravenscroft was in the Italian city (between 1651 and 1666) he was involved in the glass trade, not as a craftsman but as a merchant, so he knew and frequented glassmakers in Italy. When Ravenscroft returned to England, he decided to start his own crystal manufacturing business; he had in his employ skilled Italian craftsmen such as Signor da Costa and Vincenzo Pompeio and also the Englishman Hawley Bishopp, who continued the manufacturing business upon Ravenscrot's death; Ravenscroft became the most important crystal company in England and in later times exported its excellent products all over the world, still representing the excellence of luxury crystal today. Silk shantung is a highly prized fabric made from a naturally unique yarn produced by silkworms fed on oak and juniper leaves. The appearance is rough, characterized by knots produced by twin cocoons (a single silkworm spins two cocoons), what could technically be said to be a flaw becomes instead merit that gives the fabric a truly classy natural irregularity. The lamps are in good condition. Measurements diameter cm.30, height cm.50. The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, and the compatibility of the voltage in other countries must always be checked by an electrician before use. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.
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50H x 30DI
19,69H x 11,81DI
Creator / Artist:
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The lamps are in good condition. Measurements diameter cm.30, height cm.50. The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, and the compatibility of the voltage in other countries must always be checked by an electrician before use.
International - YES
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