Lot of 28 Small Vintage ~2 7/8 inch, 8-Sided Crystal Glass Prisms With Attached 8-Sided Beads Elegant and Beautiful
Description: A large lot comprised of 28 glass prisms consisting of an eight sided body with an eight sided bead having a raised center and held together with a wire. The bead on top is about 1/2" in diameter, while the body, which has straight sides flared outwards from where the bead is towards the spot where it tapers to a point, is about 2 7/8 inches long. Both pieces are faceted and reflect the light beautifully. They are connected together with what appears to be brass wires. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely mid 1900's.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The spear portion of the prism is about 2 7/8" long and about 1/2" in diameter at its widest. The top bead is about 1/2"' in diameter and is ~1/4" in thickness. The pieces are beautiful and the entire lot weighs ~15 ounces.
Marks: No markings.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: These are vintage and very nice glass prisms which are difficult to come by. Would make a wonderful accent for that lamp or chandelier you are repairing.
Condition: All 28 prisms are in relatively good condition. This sale is for the prisms pictured. They are vintage, they all have flea bites, chipped and rounded tips, and nicks to the edges. There are a couple with badly broken tips, which can be seen in the photos (see third and fourth photos). All 28 pieces are connected together, the prisms and beads, with what looks like the original clean brass wires. The prisms are generally clean with a few which are dirty and show some discoloration. All of these issues will be difficult to see once they are cleaned, properly installed, and hanging from a chandelier and will not distract from their beauty and light reflecting properties. Because of the issues discussed above we are selling these prisms "AS IS" at a low price. Please carefully review photos to appreciate the quality, beauty and condition of these prisms.
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