James Powell & Sons | 2 Very Large Vaseline-glass “Jelly” Lampshades | Available to Buy Separately

£595.00£695.00

A pair of similar and impressively large straw vaseline-glass “jelly” pendant lampshades of differing sizes. The glass attributed to James Powell & Sons of Whitefriars, London and hung with an original antique brass flex spacer and replacement ceiling rose. England c.1900

N.B Available to buy as a pair or individually

LG496, Large Vaseline Jelly Lampshade (globular spacer) : W.25cm/10in, Ht.(shade)15/6, Ht.(as displayed, reducible)75/30

LG500, Monumental Vaseline Jelly Lampshade (pierced spacer) : W.37cm/14.5in, Ht.(shade)19/7.5, Ht.(as displayed,reducible)74/29

 

Whitefriars Glass Company, London

James Powell & Sons

  • In 1834 James Powell,  then a 60-year-old London wine merchant and entrepreneur, purchased the Whitefriars Glass Company, a small glass-works off Fleet Street in London.

  • Powell, and his sons Arthur and Nathanael, were newcomers to glass making, but soon acquired the necessary expertise and specialised in making church stain glass windows.

  • During the latter part of the c.19th, the firm formed a close association with leading architects and designers. Whitefriars produced the glass that Phillip Webb used in his designs for William Morris

  • By 1900 production lines of  vaseline and opalescent glass-ware, including lampshades, were proving to be extremely successful with clients such as William Arthur Smith Benson using their glass in the design of their lights.

  • The firm’s name was changed to Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd in 1919

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