This is a small pair of antique glass lustres or lusters. Made in the mid to late 19th century of opalescent turquoise blue enamelled and gilded glass probably in France. The central section is hung with wired prisms. The decoration is white or milk glass.The is a small crack around on of the prism attachments, a chip on a prism and a dark mark see photos. Size is 11cm diameter x 22cm high. Please take a look at our other items. In France in the 17th century in France a glass prism was called a, "Luster".
Lusters are now mantle or table decorations, or a pedestal vase, hung with prisms. Lusters are elaborate candle holders to set on a mantle, sideboard or table.It comprises a candlestick with a glass bowl that the candle sets in, circled with prisms. In theory the prisms, (lusters), helped to produce more light from the candles.
The prisms got there name of lusters, from the colors they would produce when struck by sunlight. The Victorians considered the height of elegant living to own lusters. They were always expensive and were usually found in only the more prominent homes. Classic Brocante is a husband and wife team, Franc and Karen Jackson. We are based in Rugby, England, which is conveniently situated for both UK and European travel.Classic Brocante sources, buys and sells vintage, antique and unusual items including jewellery, kitchenalia, collectables, curios and bric-a-brac. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality items to buyers around the world and ensuring that our listings are as accurate as possible. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Candle Sticks & Holders". The seller is "classicbrocante" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Russian Federation.