RARE Antique Bejeweled Gilded Brass Candleshade Ornament with Opaline WaferRARE Antique Bejeweled Gilded Brass Candleshade Ornament with Opaline WaferRARE Antique Bejeweled Gilded Brass Candleshade Ornament with Opaline WaferRARE Antique Bejeweled Gilded Brass Candleshade Ornament with Opaline WaferRARE Antique Bejeweled Gilded Brass Candleshade Ornament with Opaline WaferRARE Antique Bejeweled Gilded Brass Candleshade Ornament with Opaline WaferRARE Antique Bejeweled Gilded Brass Candleshade Ornament with Opaline WaferRARE Antique Bejeweled Gilded Brass Candleshade Ornament with Opaline Wafer

An rare, exceptional and unusual example, it is adorned with an opaline wafer at the center (to reflect w luminous, diffused light). It dates towards 1870 and originates from a Parisian collection,

With a fine jewelery bearing, it boasts nine floating stars which are each set with clear glass stones and a central cabochon of turquoise The base tip is adorned with a small flower equally with clear paste stones and a turquoise cabochon center. The top has a large cross which is set with turquoise cabochon stones and a central pearl. The central white opaline wafer is set into a 1/4" gilded brass mount. This imount is surrounded by clear paste stones with an outer frame which has the appearance of a braided rope. There is a mount at the bottom (see photos) which would fit into a small standing pedestal.

It measures 6 1/2 tall x 3 1/4 wide; the opaline wafer 3" x 1 1/2". It is in excellent antique condition. Please note that the photographic lights reflect a bit brassy, the gilt is of a true gold hue.

A glorious ornament with a regal bearing, it exemplifies spectacularly religious accessories of the church from the period of Napoleon III.

Item ID: C138

RARE Antique Bejeweled Gilded Brass Candleshade Ornament with Opaline Wafer

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