Attributed to James Hinks & Son | Wrought-Iron Lantern | England c.1900


An arts and crafts wrought-iron lantern attributed to James Hinks & Son with vaseline-glass  insert most certainly of Stourbridge. England, c.1900.

Ht. of lantern 40cm/16ins; 58/23; w. 21.5/8.5.

James Hinks & Son, Birmingham 1865-1925

  • The Foundation of Hinks success was the invention of the Duplex Oil Burner in 1865

  • Hinks duplex burners were supplied to lampmakers word-wide including Tiffany

  • By 1907 Hinks is producing his own range of Art Nouveau lighting at Great Hampton Street & Hockley Street, Birmingham

  • James Hinks and Son only survived briefly into the new era and was taken over by Falk Stadelmann in 1925

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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