Exquisite Antique 5 lamp chandelier brass / bronze

This exquisite 5 lamp antique chandelier is a real beauty.

We purchased at an estate sale and were told that it was brought straight from Italy by the owners son's mother because it was her mothers, or his grandmothers.

T are a total of 45 crystal glass prisms and one finishing prism on the bottom.

As you can see from the pictures t are several sizes and shapes of prisms, the largest @ 3 1/4 inches, next 2 5/8 inces, next 2 inches and teardrops. All include the circular accent prisms on top, some have one, some two and the finishing ball 4.

The arms include a cable or snake like skin appearance, the center rod holding the finishing ball has a criss cross pattern complimented with decorative detail on bottom. Also has gold leaf pattern on rods and top has matching leaf detail on fixture. So much to see.

The entire lamp is very ornate.

Every piece is different and interesting to look at as shown in pictures.

My husband thought another rare feature was the "S" shape hook and pulley on the top of the fixture that the chain attaches (or detaches from) that would allow the lamp to hang plumb from sloped or angled ceiling.

Old world craftsman ship abound and very delicate.

Total length including 14" chain is 40"

Approximate diameter 18"

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