The illustrated Catalogue will be available to view online from 5pm Friday 23rd November
Viewing Times: Saturday 24th November 10am – 1pm, Tuesday 27th November 2pm – 6pm & morning of Sale from 9am
A single owner private collection of over 15 sets Lustres sold in our Antique and Interiors Sale on Wednesday 31st October for £3260 (Accumulative total)
During the Victorian period glass bowls or candlesticks were produced and sold in pairs with attached prismatic drops of crystal or glass. Designed to sit on a mantle piece or sideboard the prisms would reflect the light in the room. When the sunlight caught the glass it bounced off creating small reflections on the wall. Lustres were mainly produced in England and Bohemia (present day Czech Republic) and come in a variety of colours from clear glass to cobalt blue, peach, yellow, pink, mint green and one of the most popular colours red. Etched and painted decoration was also popular as you can see here with the addition of portraits and foliage painted in roundals.