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Pair Red Overlay Glass Lustres

$260.00 sparkly pair


Standing 27 cm tall, this pair of vintage lustes is made of clear glass, with an overlay of rich e red glass. The red glass has been cut through to the clear layer to produce facetted patterns. Facetted and clear glass lustres hang from the bowl. Such lustres developed from the 1600s use of facetted quartz (rock crystal), drops on candle lighting. The crystal drops and mirrors were both used to increase the spread of the expensive candle light . By Victorian times such lustres no longer held candle sockets and were customarily used near mirrors and windows to add sparkle and glitter to a room.

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