Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

A metal and leaded glass hanging shade, circa 1900
rectangular body with domed overhung top, the four sides of the cube each with petal motif in blue leaded glass
16.5cm. high
(9) Howarth, pl.50, fig.A.; (1) Billcliffe, pl.1906 C,D,E&F; pl.1900.G and pl.D.1897.38; (13) Larner, p.76, design of Musican's lamp illustrated
Toronto, 1967, no.36; Toronto, 1878, p.111; Washington, 1985, no.36

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Used extensively at Mackintosh's 120 Mains Street, Glasgow, 1900, where they were originally covered gas lights. Mackintosh removed them to his house at 18 Southpart Avenue in 1906 where they were used with electric fittings. Similar designs were also used at the White Room of the Ingram Street Tea Rooms in 1900. Several other examples are in the collection at the Hunterian Art Gallery.

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