Attributed John Walsh Walsh | Very Large Vaseline Pendant Lampshade | England c.1900
An extremely rare and very large vaseline glass lampshade attributed to John Walsh Walsh, Birmingham. The original Edwardian solid bronze original gallery, chain and ceiling rose complimenting for suspension. England, c.1900.
Provenance Ref: Glass of John Walsh Walsh, Eric Reynolds, P.42, PL.7, reg.des.375896 (larger but similar shade design)
Ht.(as displayed)84cm/33in, Ht.(shade & fit.)53/21. Ht.(shade)30/12, W.(shade)18/7
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.