Antique 19c Belgian ValSt Lambert Hand Blown Crystal Bell Jar Hall Light Lantern
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Antique 19c Belgian Val St Lambert Crystal Glass Hall Light Lantern
For sale is an Antique 19c Belgian Val St Lambert Crystal Glass Hall Light Lantern. Made in 1860 in Belgium, it is a thick hand blown crystal glass with a glass smoke cap. This is guaranteed 19th century Val St Lambert antique lantern and etched on the crystal bell jar dome is "BEST CRYSTAL GLASS VAL St LAMBERT MADE IN BELGIUM" & "DE GRELLE". The dome bottom has the grape knob finial, the fittings are all bronze, the belt fitting on the dome was painted white at some point of time previously. This is the original pre-electrified version lantern, although this can be electrified but this will make it to loose its original look. The company Val St Lambert was started in 1826 in Belgium, they were world famous for their crystal glasses which are still found in homes and museums around the world.
The height of the lantern including the smoke cap is 18 inches, the bell jar's height alone is 10½ inches and outer rim dia is 8 inches, altogether lamp weighs 2 kgs. This lantern was made for the British colonial empire market, it was used in hallways, club houses, palaces, homes etc. See examples of the lamp used in pics shown above. The last image shows a c1860 albumen photo of a club house with a similar sized bell jar lantern hanging near the entrance,... read more