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 and chain for suspension. Both would make an ideal pair for any hallway or room. Available to buy separately. England c.1900

Ht.(as displayed)70cm/27.5in, 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.

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