English Parcel Gilt Green Glass Chandelier for Islamic or Indian Market
This extraordinary Victorian period chandelier crafted from green and white overlay glass in the Bohemian fashion, features parcel-gilt green hurricane shaped shades and twelve candles. It dates from the last quarter of the nineteenth century and has been attributed to F.&C. Osler of Birmingham, England, and was designed for the Middle Eastern and/or Indian Moghul market.. Measures 35.5" across and 52" tall. Condition is very good. There is some wear the gilt decorations, a few missing and unmatched crystal pendants, minor losses and may have minor cracks or restorations. May be electrified with addition of modern sockets and wiring. Literature: J. S. Spillman, European Glass Furnishings for Eastern Palaces, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2006, 'F. & C. Osler', pp. 50-93.