Style of John Pearson for The Guild of Handicraft | Arts & Crafts Wall light | England c.1905


A very good quality bronzed-copper arts and crafts wall light in the style of John Pearson possibly for The Guild of Handicraft with floral leaf motif and Ruskin pottery cabochon . The wall light complemented with an exceptional vaseline-glass lampshade possibly by John Walsh Walsh or other Stourbridge glass maker. England c.1905

Ht.(overall)50cm/20in, Ht.(shade)16/6.25, Dpth.26.5/10.5, W.(backplate)10/4, W.(shade)15/6

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.

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