Style of Jesson Birkett & Co (Faulkner Bronze co.) | 4 Arts & Crafts Wall Lights | England c.1900
A set of four arts and crafts wall lights in the style of Jesson Birkett & Co. (The Faulkner Bronze Co), each roundel of lightly-hammered copper, with very attractive variable patina and supporting pendant a straw-opalescent vaseline-glass lampshade, English,c.1900.
(N.B. one shade slightly larger than remaining three).
Diam. 21cm/8.5ins; depth 22/8.5; ht. as displayed 38/15.
The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft 1888-1905
Birmingham Guild of Handicraft was an Arts & Crafts organisation. Its motto was ‘By Hammer and Hand’.
Around 1888 It began as a loose part of the Birmingham Kyrle Society, then became a more fully formed group within the Kyrle Society in 1890
In 1895, the Guild set up as an independent workshop and limited company with the guidance of Edward R. Taylor.
The Guild produced furniture and metal-ware, taking special advantage of the switch to electric lighting and the consequent need for new light fittings.
Arthur Dixon was the chief designer and head of metalwork workshop. Other members were Albert Edward Jones and Thomas Birkett.
Due to commercial pressures, there was a merger with E & R Gittins in 1905