Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage
Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage
Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage
Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage
Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage
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Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage

Bespoke Rock Crystal French Style Cage

Regular price £85,000.00

Bespoke chandelier made in England in the French style, this resplendent fine cage is produced to order to an exceptional standard, with attention to detail. A custom made pattern framework, traditional gilding and all dressing in rock crystal including rock crystal pans, pear drops, stars and balls adorning the metal sprays.   

Metal finish is illustrated in classical gilt

Diameter    96cms/38"

Height       120cms/47"

Lights        16 electrified with tapered candles and additional small internal lights to illuminate the frame

 

What is quartz?

The word "quartz" is derived from the German word "Quarz" and its Middle High German ancestor "twarc", which probably originated in Slavic, cf. Czech tvrdý ("hard"), Polish twardy ("hard"), Serbian and Croatian tvrd ("hard").

The Ancient Greeks referred to quartz as κρύσταλλος (krustallos) derived from the Ancient Greek κρύος (kruos) meaning "icy cold", because some philosophers (including Theophrastus) apparently believed the mineral to be a form of ice.

Today, the term rock crystal is sometimes used as an alternative name for the purest form of quartz.