A magnificent cut glass and parcel-gilt chandelier by F & C Osler
A magnificent cut glass and parcel-gilt chandelier by F & C Osler

F & C OSLER (worked 1807-1976)

A magnificent cut glass and parcel-gilt chandelier by F & C Osler

c. 1870 England

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£220,000 gbp
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The central basket hung with facetted drops and with four tiers of sixty-four lights on scroll branches with gilt etched ‘hurricane’ shades, hanging from a central baluster.

The firm of Osler was established in 1807 by Thomas Osler. It started by producing glass ornaments for chandeliers in Birmingham. In 1831, Thomas Osler's sons, Follett and Clarkson took over the firm, relocating and reorganizing it to eventually open their own glass factory named ‘F & C Osler’. In response to the growing market for luxury goods and competition with the French glass industry, the firm expanded quickly. Commissions from very important figures such as Queen Victoria, Ibrahim Pasha and the ruler of Nepal were taken on and prompted Osler to produce a monumental Crystal Fountain for the 1851 Great Exhibition, placed at the center of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. By the middle of the Century, they had outlets in India and supplied a number of Maharajahs.

This fine chandelier is an example of the very high quality of their output. It represents an epoch of luxury and grandeur recognized throughout the world and in terms of glassware has hardly been surpassed since.
Dimensions
Height 310.00 cm (122.05 inches)
Diameter 198.00 (77.95 inches)
Stock Code
N-0038
Medium
Cut glass, gilt detailing
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