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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft | Copper Arts & Crafts Ceiling Light | England c.1900

£1,595.00

An oxidised-copper arts and crafts hanging lamp in the style of Birmingham Guild of Handicraft, the base of the metalwork with a lightly hammered “martele” finish, each arm supporting a good quality tear-drop satin-glass lampshade. England, c1900.

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Ht.61cm/24ins; w.51/20.

The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft 1888-1905

  • Birmingham Guild of Handicraft was an Arts & Crafts organisation. Its motto was ‘By Hammer and Hand’.

  • Around 1888 It began as a loose part of the Birmingham Kyrle Society, then became a more fully formed group within the Kyrle Society in 1890

  • In 1895, the Guild set up as an independent workshop and limited company with the guidance of Edward R. Taylor.

  • The Guild produced furniture and metal-ware, taking special advantage of the switch to electric lighting and the consequent need for new light fittings.

  • Arthur Dixon was the chief designer and head of metalwork workshop. Other members were Albert Edward Jones and Thomas Birkett.

  • Due to commercial pressures, there was a merger with E & R Gittins in 1905

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