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Monday, 29 July 2013

History of lusterweibchen

The first chandeliers attributable to lusterweibchen are detectabe since the end of the 14th Century. The oldest known lusterweibchen emerged in the last quarter of the 14th Century - a head bust of a woman made ​​by an unknown master.
Adorable lusterweibchen after a design of Albrecht Dürer.

History of lusterweibchen

The first chandeliers attributable to lusterweibchen are detectabe since the end of the 14th Century. The oldest known lusterweibchen emerged in the last quarter of the 14th Century. This is a head bust of a woman made ​​by an unknown master. At her shoulders a pair of capital 12 endl deer antlers are attached. Five wrought iron candle holder and a forged chain and suspension are attached thereto. The chandelier was donated in 1392 to the Marienkirche, Lemgo. In the 15th and 16 Century lusterweibchen become very popular in the German area, especially in southern Germany. Various lusterweibchen designed by masters of this period such as eg Veit Stoss, Albrecht Durer, Tilman Riemenschneider are detected. In the second half of the 19th Century lusterweibchen were very fashionable and often used in restaurants but also in civil households for lighting. From this period date many imitations of the great Gothic and Renaissance designs.
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