Attributed Best & Lloyd, Birmingham | 2 Arts & Crafts Vaseline Glass Pendants | England c1905


A pair of arts & crafts pendant Stourbridge vaseline lampshades in “swags and bows” design, each with their original arts and crafts brass gallery R.D396572 for the year 1902 attributed to Best & Lloyd, Birmingham . Supplied with original flex spacer and replacement bronze ceiling plate. England c1905

Ht.(as displayed)80cm/31in, Ht.(shade & gallery)19/7.5, Ht.(shade).13/5, W.(shade) 11/4.5

Best & Lloyd, Birmingham 1867

  • Best & Lloyd founded in 1867 after liquidation of Best & Hobson producing candle lamps
  • By 1900 Best & Lloyd had become the largest lighting manufacturer in the world.
  • In 1928, founder Robert Best’s grandson designed the iconic Bestlite range inspired by the Bauhaus movement.

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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