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.