Candlestick in opaline and gilt bronze. The opal crystal in a distinctive pink “pigeon throat” color is blown and chiseled with a “bamboo” cut. The opaline is set in a gilt bronze mounting. The socket is ornamented with stylized acanthus leaves, the shaft features daisies, and the base is decorated with leaves and a stylized floral frieze.
This color of opaline is exceptional and rare. The process of making the crystal opaque involved the use of bone cinders, tin, and arsenic, and magnesium sulfate gives it its pink hue. Only a few production centers in France were equipped to create these types of colors, such as Le Creusot, Baccarat, Saint-Louis, and Choisy-le Roi.
The color play between the shades of matte gold and the high quality of the craftsmanship are characteristic of the production of items that were created during the early 19th century during the French Restoration period.
H: 7.1 in (18 cm)
Base diameter: 4 in (10 cm).
Restauration period. Charles X.
Price : on request