The glass portion bowl and extension tube are a beautiful opaque blue color completely covered with hand painted gilt gold florals, vines and leaves (photo #1 & 2). The bowl has 10 enameled portrait and floral oval cartouches , 1 /8 inch x 1 7/8 inch, positioned around the circumference of the cup (photos #8 - 12).
The portraits are miniatures of persons and florals (photos # 8,9,10,11,12) done in enamels. There are five, 4 inch long x 1/2 inch wide white panels position around the base of the glass tube (photo # 5) covered in gilt gold florals. Hanging from the cup between the cartouches are ten, 2-part, 9 1/2 inch long, scalloped edged, brilliant cut and notched, crystal, spear prisms (photo # 4). The metal portion consisting of a base and securing bracket are highly detailed ormolu covered brass (photo # 6 & 7).The base is 6 3/4 inch wide 1 3/4 inch tall (photo # 7). The securing brackets has 2 identical sides. Each is 9 3/4 inch tall and 2 1/2 inch wide (widest point) with a 3 inch tall cherub figure on the bottom (photo # 6).
The hollow glass tube is secured between these 2 bracket halfs. Fabrication design concept of the Luster was to. Accommodate lighting by candle, because electricity was not yet commonly available at the time of fabrication. The center body of the Luster is hollow to accommodate water, the candle end is inserted in the water tube, which extinguished the candle when the flame burned low. Height including base- 15 5/8 inch.
Diameter across rim- 5 7/8 inch. Width of base- 6 3/4 inch. Weight- 5 pounds, 11.6 ounces.
The item "Antique Moser 15Mantle Luster Lamp, Blue & Gold with Ormolu Base & Enameled Panels" is in sale since Thursday, April 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Other Bohemian/Czech Art Glass". The seller is "crystalcove2014" and is located in Ladera Ranch, California.
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