Silver Chandelier
c. 1750
38" x 23" x 23"
Silver, Silver, 160 troy ounces
Region: Mexico
Spanish Colonial chandeliers were popular objects for devotional offerings, and therefore often bore inscriptions to this purpose. This six-candle chandelier is unmarked and unsigned, and thus may have been commissioned by or for a church. Its design features twelve open work crosses and organic floral ornamentation.