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

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