Pair of Blue Glass Mantle Lusters

Late 19th Century
$1,880 USD
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H: 14.5" Dia: 8.0"
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Considered the height of luxury in the Victorian era, mantle lusters were used as candle stands and were placed on either end of a fireplace mantel. The term "luster" refers to the crystal or glass prisms that hang from the bowl, designed to reflect light throughout a room.

This fabulous pair of antique mantle lusters is crafted of turquoise-blue opaque glass hand-painted with dotted floral decoration and strung with long crystal prism droppers. Each of the lusters features a bulbous upper bowl raised by a curved pedestal base and topped by a tulip-form flared rim. Today, mantle lusters such as are highly sought after by collectors and add bright color to modern interiors.

Crystal droppers are likely replacement.

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