Stourbridge Glass, Birmingham | 2 Monumental Vaseline Lampshades | Price for 1
A pair of Monumental English vaseline gas lampshades. The rare an unusual pattern by an unknown Stourbridge Glassworks but an educated guess would be for John Walsh Walsh. c.1900. England c.1880
Diam 16in, Ht.6in, Gallery Opening.5.5in
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.