Wednesday, 27 July 2011

F is for Fearncombe

To continue my alphabet of British Arts and Crafts metalware - F is for Henry Fearncombe & Co Ltd.

Continuing this A-Z we move on to F and  Henry Fearncombe of the Phoenix Works, Wolverhampton. This firms contribution to British art metal ware is their association with the designs of Dr Christopher Dresser. They were established as Japanners as early as 1829 and continued c1902.


Typical mark and product.

For a comprehensive history of this firm and better photos of their products, try -
http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/Museum/metalware/fearncombe/fearncombe01.htm
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