Philip Speakman Webb (Oxford 1831 - West Sussex 1915)
One of five wall lights each consisting of a rectangular bronzed-copper sconce embossed with a sunflower and foliage design, from which extends a crane-arm terminating in an opalescent glass rosette fitting, a length of flex decorated with three opaline glass twists and an opalescent fluted glass shade. Ensuite with two wall lights with square sconces also in this room. They were designed by Philip Webb for this room, with the glass supplied by Powell of Whitefriars, and the sconces made by the artist/coppersmith John Pearson. Webb allowed Pearson some freedom in interpreting his design since each is slightly different. The sunflower was a favourite motif of the contemporary Aesthetic movement, and it matches the motif in the wallpaper and the fireplace cheeks.
Makers and roles
Philip Speakman Webb (Oxford 1831 - West Sussex 1915), designer Powell , glass manufacturer