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A pair of green glass chandeliers for the Indian market, Bohemia, 20th century
comprised of two tiers of lights, the upper corona with five cups on tubular facet-cut stems, the lower wider tier with twenty cups staggered at two levels, all with gilt detail in the Mughal style, the flower-form drip-pans with clear and green glass faceted drops, with swags or garlands comprised of faceted green and clear glass balls, the central vertical stem with baluster-form mouldings decorated with gold scrolls on white enamel ground
247cm.height; 175cm. wide; 8ft. 1¼in., 5ft. 8¾in.
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This magnificent pair of chandeliers are evocative of the taste for grandeur and opulence amongst the princely families of India in the late 19th/early 20th century.  Similar chandeliers of extravagant size and form with decorative details in the "Mughal style" were commissioned from European glass manufacturers for palaces throughout the princely states of India in the twilight years of the British Raj.

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