Unsigned | Wrought-Iron Gothic Revival Wall Lantern | England c.1900


A highly rare wrought-iron gas wall lantern by an unknown designer, now converted for electricity, it maintains the original “Diamond” pattern vaseline-glass cylinder certainly produced at Stourbridge, England, c.1900.

Ht.42cm/16.5ins; w. 20/8; depth 25.5/10.

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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