A pair of six-light frosted and etched glass chandeliers by Osler


Each has a central baluster vase above a concave receiver with six glass arms. The shades and central vase are of frosted glass cut and etched
with bands of diamond trellis.

English, circa 1890.

H 35”; 90cm
Diam 34 ½”; 87cm


Footnote: Throughout the second half of the 19th C the Birmingham firm of F & C Osler dominated both the English and overseas market in chandeliers, glass light fittings and spectacular decorative objects. They expanded into a London showroom attracting the attention, among others, of Prince Albert, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel, and had a most successful operation in Calcutta supplying Maharajas with commissions from candelabra to thrones. At the Great Exhibition in 1851 their ‘breath-taking and ambitious twenty foot high crystal fountain’ dominated the central transept.  A few years later the Art Journal noted, “No other producer attempts to compete with them in large pieces; in these they stand alone and have done so for upwards of a quarter of a Century.  But they do not rest their fame solely on the purity of their glass: they obtain the aid of a high order, and their designs are invariably of great excellence”.


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Dimensions 35 in

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Creation Date:
Circa 1890

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  • Store Name: Wick Antiques
  • Dealer: Wick Antiques
  • Address: Unit 2 Riverside Business Park Gosport Street
    lymington hampshire
    SO41 9BB
    United Kingdom (UK)