Arts and Crafts Lantern on curving wrought iron Wall Bracket

Arts and Crafts Lantern on curving wrought iron Wall Bracket

Arts and Crafts Lantern on curving wrought iron Wall Bracket

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Arts and Crafts Lantern on curving wrought iron Wall Bracket:
with tapering cylindrical quilted glass shade and brass hat; the curving bracket with sinuous strapwork. Circa 1890, originally for gas, now restored and wired for electricity.

Height:42"-107.0cm
Width:13"-35.0cm
Projection:23½"-60.0cm
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.

gasolier

Light-fitting made for gas. Gas was used in street lighting and most large town houses by the mid-19th century. Expensive fittings were made to appeal to weathier consumers and some chandelier makers like Osler produced cut-glass Gasoliers. Chandeliers also continued to be used with candles and oil, as when gas was very impure it could smell unpleasant and be dangerous. Some chandeliers were adapted into gasoliers.

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