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Thomas Webb or John Walsh Walsh | 2 Pink Vaseline-Glass Lanterns | England c.1890

A pair of exceptional quality large pink-vaseline glass “oil” lampshades converted to make lanterns, the glass engraved with stylised flowers, with fitments for suspension. Attributed to Thomas Webb & Sons or John Walsh Walsh, Stourbridge. England c.1890.

Ht.(shade) 28cm/11in, W(shade)18/7, Ht (as displayed) 50/20.

Stourbridge Glass, Birmingham

Thomas Webb & Sons, Henry G. Richardson & Sons,  Stevens & Williams, John Walsh Walsh

  • The industry was established at the beginning of the 17th century by glass-makers from Lorraine in north-eastern France

  • The industry grew and evolved for the next 275 years and glass from Wordsley, Amblecote and Brierley Hill is recognised as amongst the finest in the world

  • Birmingham Lighting designers such as Best & Lloyd, Faraday & Sons, Osler & Co, James Hinks & Son and Messenger & Sons employ the Stourbridge factories to produce the glass-ware for their lights.

  • Mostly it is impossible to say which firm produced a particular lampshade but some patterns were registered/catalogued and can therefore occasionally be attributed.

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