Corning Museum of Glass: Pair of Girandoles Print
This print accompanies the exhibit In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain During the 1700s.
Pair of Girandoles, about 1785. In the 1700s, London became the center of the diamond trade in Europe. The brilliant cut-glass arms and pendants on these girandoles were designed to catch the light and sparkle just like precious diamonds.
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