Roycroft Ceiling Light


VINTAGE HAND HAMMERED COPPER ROYCROFT CEILING LIGHT WITH ART GLASS SHADES STEUBEN: 5 light arts & crafts ceiling fixture, hand hammered coppered, top with scroll design, 5 rods over lower ring, crimped shade holders. Overall measures 21'' h. excluding shades x 17 1/2''. 5 pulled feather art glass shades by Steuben, 3 1/4'' h. x 6'' dia. , 2 1/2'' fitter rim.
CONDITION: Several very slight chips to fitter rims.

Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which
formed part of the Arts and Crafts
movement in the USA. Elbert Hubbard founded
the community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Erie County, New
York, near Buffalo. Participants
were known as Roycrofters. The work and philosophy of the group, often
referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the
development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century.
The name Roycroft was chosen after the printers,
Samuel and Thomas Roycroft, who made books in London from about 1650-1690. And
beyond this, the word roycroft had a special significance to Elbert
Hubbard, meaning King's Craft. In guilds of early modern Europe,
king's craftsmen were guild members who had achieved a high degree of skill and
therefore made things for the King. The Roycroft insignia was borrowed from the
monk Cassidorius,

Steuben Glass Works was an American art glass manufacturer, founded in the summer of 1903 by Fredrick C. Carder and Thomas G. Hawkes in Corning, New York, which is in Steuben County, from which the company name was derived. Hawkes was the owner of the largest cut glass firm then operating in Corning. Carder was an Englishman (born 18 September 1863) who had many years' experience designing glass for Stevens and Williams inEngland. Hawkes purchased the glass blanks for his cutting shop from many sources and eventually wanted to start a factory to make the blanks himself. Hawkes convinced Carder to come to Corning and manage such a factory. Carder, who had been passed over for promotion at Stevens and Williams, consented to do so.

In July 2008, Steuben was sold by Corning Incorporated for an undisclosed price to the Schottenstein Stores Corp. , [1] which also owns 51% of Retail Ventures, a holding company for DSW, Filene's Basement, and formerly Value City Department Stores; Value City Furniture, which changed its name to American Signature Furniture; 15% of American Eagle Outfitters, retail liquidator SB Capital Group, some 50 shopping centers, and 5 factories producing its shoes, furniture and crystal.