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Birmingham Guild of Handicraft Table Lamp


Birmingham Guild of Handicraft Table Lamp.
Designed by Arthur Dixon c1893.

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

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

with an emphasis on skilled hand work, only using machinery where appropriate...

'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.'

There is an example of this lamp in the collection the Victoria & Albert Museum

which was originally given by Arthur Dixon to CR Ashbee as a wedding present.

Other key figures associated with the Birmingham Guild were
AE Jones, the Gaskins and John Paul Cooper.

By Hammer & Hand

This classic Arthur Dixon/Birmingham Guild of Handicraft design is faithfully
re-created from a period example.

No7 in the original Birmingham Guild Catalogue.

Hand forged, turned, planished and polished, it is available in

all brass, or brass with copper base and reflector shade.

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

Size: 22" high x 13" wide.

Price on request

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