John Walsh Walsh | 2 Similar Vaseline glass Pendant Lampshades
A pair of very impressive large English vaseline pendant lampshades by John Walsh Walsh of Birmingham. Both shades of matching glass, shape and size but with different patterns. Shade 1 in the well documented abstract “Honeysuckle” design and shade 2 in a rarer flowing art nouveau floral design. Both shades comes with their original copper-plated galleries, ceiling rose and flex spacer and will make an ideal pair for any hallway or room. Available to buy separately. England c.1900
Ht.(as displayed)72cm/28.5in, Ht.(shade & fit)33/13, Ht.(shade)24/9.5
Provenance Ref: See matching glass shade and patterm in Glass of John Walsh Walsh, Eric Reynolds, P.42, PL.7, reg.des.375896 (matching shade design)
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.