Accession Number
One part of a pair of pink frosted glass lustres, the top lip rounded with a gilt scalloped edge, between each scallop a hole to hang the clear crystal prisms (aka drops), each drop hanging from a faceted disk of glass, each drop three sided with a square top and a pointed bottom, the shaft hour-glass shaped with a round flat base.
This pair of lustres sold as lot #153 at the Friday, June 2 Hatley Park auction. The pair is pictured in a photpgraph on page 6 of the catalogue for that sale. The donor was a grandaughter of Charles Edward Pooley, an R. Dunsmuir & Sons solicitor and former Speaker of the B.C. Legislative Assembly. 
History of Use
The original owners of this pair of lustres were James and Laura Dunsmuir. They were used by the Dunsmuirs at Burleith, probably at Government House while James was Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (1906-1909), and also at Hatley Park. They were purchased by the donor at the Estate auction for Laura Dunsmuir at Hatley Park on June 2, 1939. The donor used these lustres in Victoria until giving them to The Castle Society in 1984. 
circa 1900
25 cm x 12.5 cm
Glass; Brass
Blown; Etched; Gilt

Related people/businesses/organizations
Laura Miller Dunsmuir (nee Surles) (owner)
James Dunsmuir (owner)
Related Associations
Burleith (was used in)
Government House (Victoria, B.C.) (was used in)
Hatley Park (was used in)
Related Objects

catalog, auction, 984.064.002 (is related to)