This one-of-a-kind chandelier features crystal pinecone shades. Three ornately cast ram heads anchor each arm. In design, Rams hold a variety of symbolism, however, in this piece, they are a symbol of power and nobility. The rams on the chandelier are incredibly detailed. Note the texturized effect of the exquisite castings of hair and horns on the ram’s foreheads. At the end of each arm is an acanthus leaf. In Ancient Rome, the Romans often paired ram motifs with acanthus leaves. The body of the chandelier is linear and simple yet exudes elegance.
During the neoclassical period, ornamentation included the pinecone as a symbol of wisdom. The crystal pinecone shades cast a soft glow and add a nice contrast to the bronze details of the frame. A classical gadrooned dome hangs in the middle, creating balance and symmetry with the shades. Overall, this is an exquisite handmade lighting fixture with an exclusive design.