These are 115 spear point prisms; each one is individually hand-cut and polished. The prisms are original and made in Bohemian and Baccarat crystal.
There are many different types of prisms in the Victorian period; the most common is a triangular shaped prism, sometimes referred to as a colonial prism and the spear point triangular prism, sometimes referred to as Prince Albert style. These can be straight or tapered and cut with various designs.
The Chandeliers and other related light fixtures were decorated with complex arrays of crystal or glass prisms to illuminate a room with refracted light.
Prince Albert (1819 – 1861)
Albert was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria and a significant influence on his wife. She never recovered from his premature death.