Superb Rare F & C Osler Arts and Crafts/ Aesthetic Movement Brass & Crystal Ceiling Light/Lantern.
A superb Aesthetic Movement / Arts and Crafts brass and crystal glass ceiling light/lantern by the highly regarded firm of F & C Osler.
The exquisite light/lantern consists of a two part lozenge and star cut crystal orb or globe mounted in an ingeniously designed stylised brass frame finished with further smaller crystal spheres typical of Osler.
Beautifully designed in the Aesthetic or Arts and Crafts movement style, the sublime quality and execution of the light/lantern is of exhibition standard.
The Birmingham firm of Osler was established by Thomas Osler in 1807, when he joined a Mr. Shakespeare’s glasshouse at Hockley. His sons Follett and Clarkson renamed the firm F. & C. Osler and by 1851, they were one of Britain’s leading glassmakers. The firm created a twenty-seven foot glass fountain, an eight-month undertaking, which formed the centrepiece of the entire Great Exhibition of 1851. Amongst their other displays were glass busts of celebrity figures, as well as a pair of eight-foot candelabra, now at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, which Queen Victoria presented to Prince Albert in 1849.
Condition: In excellent original condition and in full working order, rewired and ready to install.
Date: circa 1910.
Size: length 55cm x 23cm max diameter glass shade.
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SKU: Ref: 10262
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