Small square copper Arts & Crafts Lantern

Small square copper Arts & Crafts Lantern


Small square copper Arts & Crafts Lantern:
the four glazed panels with repoussé hammered friezes and curved struts;
a protruding architrave below a pointed top with vented chimney.
Circa 1900, restored and wired for electricity.

Height: 18" - 46cm
Width: 9¼" - 23.5cm
Glossary Words

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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