Style of Jesson, Birkett & Co (Faulkner Bronze Co.) | 2 Arts & Crafts Hall Lanterns | Flex Suspension

A set of 4 exceptional hand-crafted and rivetted arts and crafts hall lanterns in the manner of Jesson Birkett & Co (The Faulkner Bronze Co.) England c.1900

N.B: Available to buy as 2 seperate pairs

Pair 1: Hang suspended with original chain and replacement bronze ceiling rose and set with the original mottled glass panels.

Ht.(as displayed)84cm/33in, Ht.(lantern)30/12, W.20/8

Pair 2: Hang pendant on flex with replacement bronze ceiling rose and replacement clear glass panels

Ht.(as displayed)110/39 , Ht.(lantern)30/12, W.20/8

Faulkner Bronze Company/ Jesson, Birkett & Co. Ltd


  • The Faulkner Bronze Company was formed in 1901 by the Directors, Fred. G. Faulkner, Thomas Birkett and Arthur. G. Jesson based in Tenby Street, Birmingham. 

  • The firm produced light fittings, copper wares and Loetz style glass wares enclosed in copper under the “Cobral Ware” mark, a process they patented in 1901.

  • Thomas Birkett was a former member of the Birmingham Guild of handicraft and he was joined at Faulkner Bronze Company by other former Guildsmen, John Webster and A. E. Williams.

  • Also at Faulkner Bronze was Spencer Humphrey, known for his repousse work, and designers, Bert Harvey and Anne Grisdale Stubbs. Anne was a star pupil and gold medallist at the Birmingham School of Art. She later married Thomas Birkett.

  • The firm only lasted for a few years and was reconstituted as Jesson, Birkett & Co Ltd in 1904 when Fred Faulkner retired.

  • The firm continued to make the most exquisite copper and mixed metal inkwells, cigarette boxes and light fittings, often using older Richard Llewellyn Rathbone designs.

  • Anne G. Stubbs was clearly a key designer for the firm and her work was often illustrated in The Studio.

  • The firm tended to use either enamels or Ruskin Pottery roundels for decoration.

  • The firm wound up in 1910 and Thomas Birkett went on to work for Simplex Conduits Ltd in Birmingham.

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