Name of Object:



Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States of America

Holding Institution:

Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

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Date of Object:

Hegira c. 1255 / AD 1840

Inventory Number:


Material(s) / Technique(s):

Colourless and coloured glass


Overall: 203.2 x 152.4 cm


France, made for Indian market


During the nineteenth century, a vogue developed in western and southern Asia for European glass. Manufacturers such as Baccarat in France responded to these markets by producing glassware with motifs and aesthetics that they believed would appeal to these new consumers. This chandelier is thought to have been made for export to India. Indeed, Doris Duke purchased the chandelier in 1966 from the estate of Salar Jung, a noted collector in Hyderabad, India.

Citation of this web page:

"Chandelier" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;us;2;en

MWNF Working Number: US2 015