Victorian lustres are a table decorative item which is widely used for commercial as well as housing societies. These are offered by us in cut glasses in attractive shapes. Lusters are elaborate candle holders produced in pairs to set on a mantle or sideboard. It's a basic candlestick with a glass bowl the candle sits in. Cut-glass prisms dangle from the bowl. The more prisms, the more valuable the luster.
The lusters are believed to be first produced in the British Isles and in New England. Later many were made in Europe, more specifically Bohemia, which has a rich history of glass making.
Variations of Glass Lusters:
The glass bowl is sometimes cut with a variety of designs. Etching and painting were also used to decorate a simple glass bowl. Lusters were produced in both colored and clear glass, with red being very popular. The base of a luster can be made in different materials, including brass and marble.
Single and Pairs:
Although the more affluent citizens of the 1800's might own a pair of glass lusters, when the family passed their valuables down through generations of the family, the pair of lusters would be split up between the daughters in the family.