Among special order products, one of the most popular is Cliffside’s line of lead crystal knobs.
Crystal is actually “lead glass that has been hand- or machine-cut with facets. Lead oxide added to the molten glass gives lead crystal a much higher index of refraction than normal glass, and consequently much greater ‘sparkle’…The presence of lead also makes the glass softer and easier to cut. Crystal can consist of up to 35% lead, at which point it has the most sparkle.” (from Wikipedia). In concurrence with our new product lines, Cliffside has added several new items that are now available for purchase.
All crystal knobs that Cliffside sells are special order and require approximately a one-week lead time, but the wait is well worth it for these elegant pieces. All knobs (unless otherwise specified) are available in any of the eight stem finishes: Antique Brass, Old Antique (oil-rubbed bronze), Pewter (new!), Polished Brass, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Brass, and Silver Satin. All crystal bases are made from solid brass, while the crystal itself is fashioned in Europe. The pieces themselves are assembled right here in the USA.
Some Cliffside pieces are available in a variety of colors, including the spherical M30 and the square M995. The M30 is available in clear, red, green, amber, alexandrite, amethyst, blue, and aqua, as is the M995, which is now additionally available in pink (new!). You can choose any stem finish to go with any of these colors as well!
One new item that we have added to our line that is currently a web-only special is the M994. This piece, which completes the M9 (M991-M995) line, features a concave face and is an elegant addition to any cabinet or vanity.