19th Century Cranberry Glass Bell Jar


19th Century Cranberry Glass Bell Jar. Bell jar lanterns first reached popularity in colonial India and due to their lingering popularity, production has continued to the present. The glass disk at the top was originally to catch smoke from candles or oil, and in the electric era has remained as a purely decorative element. Made from delicately blown cranberry glass, suspended by three beak like hooks on an ornate brass band. The bottom of the lantern is finished with a blown glass pontil. It has a three light cluster in the center that was added sometime in the 20th Century when it was electrified. Metals are finished in a dark bronze. Complete with canopy and hanging hardware.