The Rex Cinema - Berkhamsted, England
These Art Deco styled lamps have been reproduced from the lamps at The Rex Cinema by Dean Watts
 Art Deco styled stained glass lamp presently in The Rex Cinema
 Art Deco styled stained glass lamp presently in The Rex Cinema
 Art Deco styled stained glass lamp presently in The Rex Cinema
Art Deco Shell Lamp
Art Deco Stained Glass Lamp
Dean's Stained Glass
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Dean's Stained Glass
While on a trip to England in 2006, in the town of Berkhamsted, I visited a magnificiently restored Art Deco Theatre.... The Rex Cinema (pictured below). Behind the bar in this theatre were 2 Art Deco stained glass lamps unlike anything I had ever seen before. The photo's on the right are these lamps.
I took pictures and made a mental note to reproduce one of these lamps....for fun....when time permitted. Usually I lose these mental notes, but in this case, I remembered, and built three copies of Helen's lamps almost two years later. My lamps are pictured below. They each contain 43 pieces of glass. The glass part of the lamps measures 11 1/2 " high, 10 1/2" wide and 3 3/4" deep. The glass sits on a solid red mahogany base measuring 11 1/4" wide, 5 1/4" deep and 1 3/4 " high.
These lamps are not for sale.... but are illustrated here to show some of the interesting possibilities of stained glass construction.
The Rex Cinema - Berkhamsted, England
The above stained glass lamps were designed and built by Helen Watson, internationally known stained glass artist from New Zealand. Although classic Art Deco style, these are Helen's original designs built for the Rex Cinema.
The Art Deco Shell lamp pictured above was another step for me in 3 dimensional lamp construction. It contains 63 pieces of glass, measures about 13.5" W x 10.5"H x 4" D and sits on a mahogany base 1.75" thick