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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft No 2 Electric Pendant


Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts No 2 Electric Pendant.

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

No 2 in the original Birmingham Guild Catalogue.

A pendant, with hammered copper reflectors

and cast & wrought polished brass fittings.

Supplied complete with special hammered No 6 copper & brass

ceiling rose as shown, period type silk flex and large filament bulb.

Size: 16" diameter x 19" high including ceiling rose.

Drop can be lengthened with brass chain to suit.

Price on request

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BGH Rose No 6