Pair of Indiana Glass Early American Pattern (#170) Low Candlesticks With Ormolu Decoration

$24.75 $27.50

Featured is a wonderful pair of Sandwich low candlesticks from Indiana Glass. These are from their Early American pattern (#170) and they're about 3 1/2 inches tall. This pair has a unique gold-toned, ormolu decoration.

From Wikipedia - Ormolu (/ˈɔːrməluː/; from French or moulu, for ground or pounded gold) is the gilding technique of applying finely ground, high-carat gold–mercury amalgam to an object of bronze, and for objects finished in this way. The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold coating. The French refer to this technique as "bronze doré"; in English, it is known as "gilt bronze". Around 1830, legislation in France had outlawed the use of mercury for health reasons, though use continued to the 1900s.

The glass candlesticks are in excellent condition, free from any chips or cracks. The amalgam has worn in a couple places on the metal decoration and the under-lying metal has some tarnish or oxidation. Still, this a a stunning and unique pair.

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