William Morris Golden Lily Glasses Case
A stylish and practical way to store your glasses. This fabric covered hard glasses case features the Golden Lily print designed by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co between 1880 - 1917 and was inspired by Dearle's mentor William Morris.
Also includes a lens cloth in Golden Lily to wipe your glasses.
Case measures: 16 cm (long) x 5.5 cm (wide) x 2.5 cm (at the deepest point).
Cloth measures: 15 cm x 18 cm.
Made in the UK.
John Henry Dearle began his long employment with Morris & Co working as a teenager in the firm's Oxford Street shop. William Morris took him under his wing and trained him to work firstly in the stain glass and then as his tapestry assistant. By the early 1880s, Dearle was responsible for training tapestry assistants for the firm. His natural aptitude for design then lead him to becoming, alongside May Morris, the key designer for embroidery patterns at Morris & Co. After the death of William Morris, Dearle became Art Director of Morris & Co.