James Ballantine and Son (about 1828 - about 1925)

Edinburgh-based manufacturers founded by James Ballantine (1808-1877) and George Allan as Ballantine & Allan. Began making stained glass in the 1830s. In 1843 they won a competition to design windows for the new Houses of Parliament, although in the event they only provided some windows for the House of Lords. James Ballantine was the author of a series of books on the history and techniques of stained glass manufacture, notably A Treatise on Painted Glass, (1845).

His son Alexander Ballantine (1841-1906) joined the firm, which was known as Ballantine and Son from about 1860 until 1892, and then Ballantine and Gardiner until 1905, when Herbert Gardiner joined as a partner. From 1905 Alexander Ballantine was joined by his son James Ballantine II (1878-1940), by then the firm was known as A. Ballantine & Son. Some work by the firm was signed with the alternative spelling of Ballantyne.

Further reading

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 8.



Your search found 9 results.
  Virtues Virtues
firm/studio: Ballantine & Allan
about 1853
Church of St Digain, Llangernyw, Conwy
south wall of the south transept
  The Annunciation to the Shepherds and Ascension The Annunciation to the Shepherds and Ascension
firm/studio: Ballantine & Allan
about 1856
Church of St Eurgain and St Peter, Northop, Flintshire
north wall of the north aisle
  Women Engaged in Acts of Mercy Women Engaged in Acts of Mercy
firm/studio: James Ballantine and Son
1861
Church of Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion, Denbighshire
chancel
  Women Engaged in Acts of Mercy Women Engaged in Acts of Mercy
firm/studio: James Ballantine and Son
1861
Church of Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion, Denbighshire
chancel
  The Four Evangelists The Four Evangelists
firm/studio: James Ballantine and Son
1862
Church of St Elian, Llanelian-yn-Rhos, Conwy
east wall of north aisle
  The Crucifixion The Crucifixion
firm/studio: James Ballantine and Son
about 1862
Church of St Elian, Llanelian-yn-Rhos, Conwy
chancel
  The Adoration of the Magi The Adoration of the Magi
firm/studio: James Ballantine and Son
1866
Church of Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion, Denbighshire
north wall of the north transept
  Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
firm/studio: James Ballantine and Son
1881
Church of Emmanuel, Buckley, Flintshire
east wall of the chancel
  Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the Road to Emmaus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the Road to Emmaus
firm/studio: James Ballantine and Son
about 1890
Church of St Mary, Denbigh, Denbighshire
(liturgical) south wall




Browse list of people in the database


View this record on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue
Arts & Humanities Research Council - project sponsorsNational Library of Wales - project partnerUniversity of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies - project partnerUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint David - project organiser

This database and its contents are copyright © 2008-2014 by University of Wales Trinity Saint David, unless otherwise noted. Copyright information

Database, software and website development by Technoleg Taliesin Cyf. © 2008-2014