Hanging Light with opaline glass shade.

Hanging Light with opaline glass shade.


Hanging Light with opaline glass shade:
the honey-combed glass shade with frilled edge and graduated colour, on gilded brass gallery.
See second shade available as Rise and Fall: 2932

Height: 9½" - 24cm
Width: 8½" - 21.5cm
Glossary Words


Fine semi-opaque, white and coloured glass, developed by the French in the first half of the 19th century, with a translucent quality.

Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts movement, based on the writings of John Ruskin and William Morris, was more a way of thinking and making than a style. It flourished between 1880 and 1920 and was a reaction against mass-produced factory goods. The revival of handicrafts produced metalwork which emphasised the toolmarks and how it was constructed. Favourite motifs included hearts, fish, flowers, fruit, birds, galleons. W. A. S. Benson designed light-fittings for Morris & Co., made at his workshop in Hammersmith, and also had his own shop in Bond Street.

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