Messenger Phipson Japanese Bronze, Glass and Gilt Antique Side Table

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Stunning Messenger Phipson side table with a gilt decorated cut round glass top.
This centre or side table rests on four brass lions paw feet, with four stylised cherub (caryatid) supports each individually marked Phipson & Messenger. These in turn support a Meiji Period antique Japanese Bronze urn or vessel with high relief exotic birds and plants, and this in turn supports a thick cut glass gilt decorated top. All this is held in place by an ornate brass plate. This can be unscrewed so the glass maybe detached (for shipping purposes).
The Messengers were renowned as one of the top lamp manufacturers of their time.
A wonderful and very unique piece - sold as is.

Samuel Messenger & Sons was founded prior to 1835 in in Birmingham, England and moved to 19/20 Broad Street before 1888. The 1830's were very productive years for them. They were then making chandeliers, candelabra, lamps and gas fittings, and were an exhibitor at 1851 Great Exhibition and others.
The company name occurs in the 1810s as Messenger and Phipson of Broad Street, Birmingham, manufacturers of 'plated' goods.
They ceased trading in the early 1930s.

Dimensions: Dia 24", H22.5".



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