Posts Tagged ‘lighting’




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.





Albert’ pendants









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.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert opening the Ball at Buckingham Palace.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert opening the Ball at Buckingham Palace.

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Counter weight for electric light

Pear-shaped in porcelain, c.1900-1925

The adjustable pulley pendant should be filled with lead pellets

or similar to balance the weight of the light fitting.

Another examples

Counter balance hanging lights fixtures

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Pretty three light candelabra from Sitzendorf, late 1800’s.

The circular base is decorated with applied flowers, gilding and earthen hues.

The three arms of the candelabra are similarly decorated with the floral leafy vine. The colors are subtle and delicate.

Sitzendorfer, Voigt Brothers, Sitzendorf, Thuringia, Germany. c.1887-1900. Later renamed Sitzendorfer Porcelain Works.

The history of porcelain production in Sitzendorf is hardly a straight-forward tale. The first porcelain manufactory in Sitzendorf was established by Georg Heinrich Macheleidt in 1760, under the commission of prince Johann Friedrich of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. In 1762 the manufactory was moved to Volkstedt by order of the prince. A second factory was opened by Wilhelm Liebmann in 1850, destroyed by a fire eight years later, and built up again in the following year. In 1884 the Sitzendorf porcelain factory, under the chairmanship of Alfred and Carl Wilhelm Voigt, began the production of lace “Dresden style” figurines. In 1890 another branch of the factory was opened in Unterweissbach, producing similar high-quality porcelain figures and figural groups. Throughout these periods, there existed two principal styles of Sitzendorf Porcelain Marks. Despite continual economic hardship fueled by wars and world economic depressions, and the failure of the Unterweissbach factory in 1928, the Sitzendorf porcelain factory continues to operate to this day.

Factory view – 1913

Staff / workforce 1904

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Wonderful large murano venetian glass hanging fixture
with ambar trimming.
(Retro Italian Art Glass,1970’s)

Charming and very feminine table lamp in original condition.

Materials/Techniques: hand blown glass

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