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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft No 3 Pendant Light


Birmingham Guild of Handicraft Pendant Light.

Inspired by Charles Robert Ashbee's example, a second Guild of Handicraft
was set up in Birmingham in 1890, with metalworker
Arthur Stansfield Dixon as the leading spokesman.

A friend of William Morris, Dixon designed visually simple looking metalwork

with an emphasis on skilled hand work.

'A man should not be cut off from the full effect of his work...
if art is to live and not die, mens work must be so arranged
that they may be able to keep thier souls alive...
the craftsman must come before the merchant,
and the machine must be subservient to the hand of man.'

By Hammer & Hand

No3 in the original Birmingham Guild Catalogue.

Hammered reflector shade available in polished

copper with brass fittings, or all brass.

Supplied complete with a period type Thomas Edison coiled filament bulb,

Specially turned cord grips, period style silk flex and special hammered BGH ceiling rose.

Size: 6.25" diameter.

Made to order

A larger 9" diameter size BGH No 32 is also available.

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