One of a pair of English Regency twelve-light chandeliers almost certainly created by the most famous English glass cutter, John Blades, who was known at the time of his death in 1829 as "the great glass man of Ludgate Hill". John Blades was "Cut-Glass Manufacturer to His Majesty" (George IV). He, along with his partner, developed the stunning "rule cut" straight prisms that characterized most of his designs, but are not used here. Device has been electrified.
A Fine Baltic Neoclassical Gilt-Metal & Cut-Glass, 16-Light Chandelier. Late 18th Century. The upper corona with interlacing strap work suspending cut-glass drops and prisms, and fitted with eight curved gilt-metal supports continuing to the lower ring with concave & rectangular gilt-metal panels fitted with eight pairs of lights; the gilt-metal supports linked by cut-glass beaded chains. The whole suspending beads and cut-glass prisms. 46 x 46 Inches. Approximate Value: $120,000.
A Regency style cut-glass chandelier with sixteen lights, of tent and waterfall design, the top corona ornamented with pierced foliate designs supporting strands of cut glass drops, the lower corona supporting the branches with dolphin and anthemion motifs 3ft. 11¾in., 2ft. 11½in.