The Glass of Stevens & Williams

Stevens & Williams was an English glass manufactory in Stourbridge, West Midlands. Its most notable cameo wares date from the 1880’s when the studio was under the direction of John Northwood

Notable engravers at the Stevens & Williams factory include:

Joshua Hodgetts (1858 -1933) – Hodgetts was a amateur botanist who used his knowledge to cover vases and objects with naturalistic motifs. Many of his works also have an oriental emphasis following the trend of the day for Chinoiserie.

Frederick Carder (1864-1963) Worked at Stevens & Williams 1881-1902 known for museum quality works in the Art Nouveau style. (Also founded Steuben Glass Works in Corning, New York in 1903)

William Fritsche (working 1870’s onwards) Bohemian born glass engraver. Worked for Thomas Webb & Sons and engraved items in Classical style, particularly on the rock crystal body.

 

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