John Walsh Walsh | 1+ 1 Cranberry Vaseline Lampshades | English c.1900
LG502: A rare cranberry and vaseline-glass lampshades (matching LG493) with unusual floral design by John Walsh Walsh of Birmingham. Suspended with period bronzed gallery and spacer on the flex. England c.1900
Ht.(as displayed)72cm/28.5in, Ht.(shade & fit)33/13, Ht.(shade)24/9.5
LG493: A superb cranberry and vaseline glass lampshade (matching LG502) with unusual floral design by John Walsh Walsh of Birmingham and supported with antique brass gallery and chain suspension. England c.1900
Ht.(as displayed)50cm/19.5in, Ht.(shade & fit)30/12, Ht.(shade)24/9.5
Provenance Ref: Glass of John Walsh Walsh, Eric Reynolds, P.42, PL.7, reg.des.375896 (matching shade design)
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.