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English Blown Mercury Glass Silvered Candlesticks, Collection of Six, circa 1850

US$1,295per set

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A beautiful collection of six Silvered Blown Mercury glass candlesticks, England, circa 1840-1855. Silvered Mercury glass is mouth-blown double walled, then silvered between the layers with a liquid silvering solution. The silvering is a heated solution of silver nitrate and grape sugar. The rough bottom scar, left when the glass is knocked from the pontil rod was often covered with copper discs or corked. Silvered Mercury glass, an early example of art glass, was known as “poor man’s silver” in England in the mid-19th century. The collection includes: Measures: Pair: 13.25 in. H. x 6 in. base – with copper bottom caps. Heavy weight, high silver lustre. Pair: 11 in. H. x 4.25 in. Base. Loss of silvering to the bases. Single: 8.5 in. H x 3.5 in. W. Minor areas of silver loss. Single: 6.25 in. H x 2.5 in. W. Intense silvering. Top openings range approx. 1.25 in. x .50 in in diameter, showing the unfinished Pontil scar on the bottoms. In very good antique condition with the expected loss to the silvering. The intensity of the silvering varies as is the handmade nature of Mercury glass.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 50.8 cm (20 in.)Width: 50.8 cm (20 in.)Depth: 50.8 cm (20 in.)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    International Style (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Blown Glass,Silvered
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1840-1855
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In very good antique condition with the expected loss to the silvering. The intensity of the silvering varies as is the handmade nature of Mercury glass.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1758226561812

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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