A wonderful large antique opaline glass pawnbrokers advertising pendant. A beautiful & very rare survivor featuring some fantastic workmanship. The hand blown glass shade is deeply etched with the H & T branding & features opaline glass to the front & clear glass to the rear. The huge copper gallery retains its cast iron & ceramic mounting point & is finished with a brass makers plaque. A stunning piece.
H & T Pawnbrokers were founded in 1897 as Harvey & Thompson & opened its first store at Vauxhall Bridge Road, London. It remains one of the largest & oldest pawnbrokers in the United Kingdom today.
Early 20th century.
Wear commensurate with age, very good condition with the usual light nibbles to the rim of the shade. The light has not been rewired & has no fixed bulb holder but can be supplied with a length of twisted black flex & a brass bulb holder. This would be suitable to suspend a bulb for for indoor use, for outdoor use, the light will need rewiring by a qualified electrician.
All electrical items should be checked and / or installed by a qualified electrician prior to use.
Collection in person advised due to the glass however a UK courier service is available £20 tracked & signed for 24 hour delivery.