John Walsh Walsh | 2 Arts & Crafts Vaseline Glass Pendants | England c.1900
A Pair of very good vaseline glass pendant lampshades of pointed cylinder form in “Honeysuckle” design of John Walsh Walsh, each with their original arts and crafts brass gallery. Supplied with period chain and replacement ceiling plate. England C1900
Ref: The Glass of John Walsh Walsh, Eric Reynolds, P.42, Pl.7, Reg.Des.375896
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.