Antique Japanese cloisonne lamp with bronze base c1870. Measures 30 inches to the top of the adjustable shade holder, 17 inches to the top of the vase and 7 inches across. Deep rich imperial blue enamel with birds, flowers,and butterflies, mounted on gilt bronze base. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com
York Minster oak and bell metal candlesticks circa 1840. York Minster Abbey suffered two fires, the first in 1829 and the second in 1840. Please visit http://www.yorkminster.org/history8.shtml for more information on the fires. Reference to this pair of candlesticks can be seen at http://web.onetel.net.uk/~gedburnell/fairburnstjames.htm In 1844, the Methodist Chapel was built near the entrance to Piper Hill. This was a threat to the Church of England whose Parish Church was All Saints at Ledsham. It was decided to build a church at Fairburn and in 1846 the present church, dedicated to St. James, was built. The tall candlesticks in the chancel were made from "Oak and bell metal of York Minster, Burnt May 20, 1840"; these words are engraved on the metal of the candle holder. Each candlestick measures 15 inches high. NOTE: We do not know if this is the exact pair mentioned in the above article or if more than one pair was made from oak and bell metal at that time. In any case, this pair is original and extremely rare.
Vintage fine quality brass and cut crystal eight light cage-style chandelier. Measures 24 x 33 inches. Excellent working condition. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques
19thc French porcelain parrot candelabras. The birds are perched on white tree stumps and are slightly angled toward each other. The mountings are of gilt brass in the form of swirling vines with porcelain flowers attached. Marked France on the bottom with a crown mark. Each candle holder measures 12 inches wide and 8.5 inches high. Excellent condition.This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Antique American Victorian blown and cut glass lusters in a rare emerald green color. Circa 1850. Each luster measures 14 inches high and 7 inches across. Decorated with and painted floral swags embellished with gilt. Original hand cut prisms. Excellent original condition. No cracks or chips. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques