Henry G. Richardson and Sons | 2 Similar Vaseline-glass Pendant Lights | Available to Buy Seperately


2  similar vaseline glass gas-lampshades, of differing size but matching glass and pattern of “horse chestnut” leaves, by Henry.G.Richardson and Sons of Birmingham. Both lampshades displayed with reproduction arts and crafts fitments for suspension. England early c.20th

1: Larger vaseline shade, Ht.(as displayed)70cm/27.5, Ht.(Lantern & fit)30/12, Ht.(shade)18/7, W.13/5

2:Smaller vaseline shade, Ht.(as displayed)66cm/26in, Ht.(lantern & fit)28/11, Ht.(shade)15/6, W.13/5

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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