Ballantine and Gardiner

Ballantine and Gardiner was a Scottish manufacturer of stained-glass windows, one of several names the company worked under.[1]

Ballantine and Gardiner
Stained glass by Bannantyne & Son, St Serfs, Dunning.jpg
The company's work on display at St Serf's Church, Dunning, Scotland
Known forstained glass

The business was founded in Edinburgh by James Ballantine (1806–1877) and George Allan as Ballantine and Allan. They began making stained glass in the 1830s.

In 1843, they won a competition to design windows for the new Houses of Parliament, although it was subsequently changed to that of the House of Lords.[1][2]

James' son, Alexander (1841–1906), joined the business, which thence became known as Ballantine and Son until 1905. Herbert Gardiner joined in 1905. Alexander's son, James Ballantine III, also joined in 1905, a year before his father's death.[1]

Some of the firm's work was signed with the alternative spelling of Ballantyne.[1]

Selected notable worksEdit

The company installed the windows of the following buildings:


Further readingEdit

  • Rona H. Moody, 200 Scottish Stained Glass Artists, The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xxx (2006), p. 166–7.
  • Glass Painters 1750–1850, Journal of the British Society of Master Glass-Painters, vol. xiii, no. 1 (1959–60), p. 327.
  • Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 8