Twelve-light chandelier with six branches

Twelve-light chandelier with six branches

ca. 1745-1755
Chased gilt bronze, dressed with rock crystal, amethyst and smoky quartz
Inv. CAM 206
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This cage chandelier, shaped like a vase topped by a crown, is one of the finest known examples from the mid-eighteenth century. It is particularly valuable for its precious materials and the quality of its gilt bronze mount.