large chandelier

Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 10.45am

Lecturer: Malcolm Lawrenson

John Blades, 1751-1829 opened his chandelier and glass show room at Ludgate Hill in 1783 and soon became world-renowned for the quality and intricacy of his glass design. His work was so famed that he received royal warrants to both the British and Persian courts. He rose from humble northern beginnings to become Sheriff of London and Middlesex, 1812-1813.