Pair of very large parcel gilt green glass chandeliers by Osler

By F & C Osler (British, founded 1807)


This magnificent pair of exceptionally large green glass chandeliers was made by the celebrated English firm Osler for export to the Indian market.


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The chandeliers in this pair are wrought from parcel gilt green glass, with the manner of decoration exemplifying the so-called ‘Mughal style’. This style manifests the taste for opulence amongst the princely families of India during the later 19th and early 20th centuries, and the present pair is evocative of the grandeur of the latter days of the British Raj.

Each chandelier features two tiers of branches, with each S-scrolled branch wrought from tubular facet-cut and parcel gilt green glass. The upper tier is comprised of five hurricane shades, while the lower tier comprises twenty shades staggered at two levels. The hurricane shades and stems are gilt with ornate detail in the Mughal style, as is the baluster form central column, which is decorated with gilt scrolls on white enamelled ground. The columns of the chandeliers culminate in upper and lower coronas, each corona draped with faceted cut glass pendants and droplets; each chandelier terminates below in a similar corona of pendants.


Artist / Maker
By F & C Osler (British, founded 1807)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Late 19th Century
Indian Interest, Mughal
Clear, Gold, Green, White


247 cm / 97.2 inches
175 cm / 68.9 inches


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