Gorgeous Mercury Glass Candlesticks

Jan 17th

Mercury glass candlesticks peaked in the nineteenth century. Under Napoleon III, the people who did not have the means to afford the silverware had found this subterfuge. See how this matter is illusion! It shines, is adorned with faceted and ribbed lines. It should not be confused with the ornaments beautifully crafted seventeenth and eighteenth century, made with a thin gold or silver leaf fixed under glass which was used to decorate the ceilings, picture frames or mirrors.

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Mercury glass candlesticks come in all sizes and shapes but also bowl, vases, sometimes carriers wigs, and especially Christmas balls. What makes the latter so attractive to me is that they were never standardized: they can sometimes be oblong, enormous and are tinged with shades of gold, from bright red to iridescent…

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Mercury glass candlesticks are always very decorative. By accepting, the beautiful pledged. The size of these balls, the diameter could oscillate between eight and thirty centimeters, gave information about the affluence of lovers. Very fragile, they were carefully preserved and transmitted from generation to generation, in memory of a grandmother engagement. Just as Christmas balls, they have an attachment to hang in the house.