Stained glass quarries designed by Philip Webb for Sandroyd, 1861
Stained glass quarries combined in single panel, designed for Sandroyd by Philip Webb. Panel comprised of six square stained glass quarries, three of which are decorated with foliate motifs, one with a magpie, one with a hen and its chick, and one with a stylised oak tree bearing a lettered banner and flanked by the initials R.S.S. and the date 1861. Sandroyd was a studio house in Surrey designed in 1860 by Philip Webb for his friend the artist John Roddam Spencer Stanhope. These glass quarries were part of a larger panel set above the main staircase; in his designs for the birds Webb drew on his knowledge of fifteenth-century sources. See 'Philip Webb: Pioneer of Arts & Crafts Architecture' by Sheila Kirk (Chichester: Wiley-Academy 2005).