Attributed William Whitehouse & Co. with John Walsh Walsh | Arts & Crafts Lantern | England c.1900
A fine example of a brass arts and crafts hall lantern attributed to William Whitehouse & Co. complimented with it’s original “Honesuckle” vaseline glass insert by the famous Stourbridge glass factory of John Walsh Walsh. The lamp maintains its original chain and ceiling rose for suspension. English, c.1900
Provenance: see page 42 , The Glass of John Walsh Walsh, Eric Reynolds, Pl.7 Vase & Lampshade, reg.des. 375896
As Found, small graze chip to rim of glass approx 2cm by 1cm in size (Please see photos). The chip is hidden behind the frame and not visible when in situ.
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.
Ht.(as displayed)77cm/30.5in, Ht.(lantern)53/21, W.19/7.5