"In 1884, Mr. Pearce gave up his Hammersmith business, and joined Messrs. Webb & Sons at the Dennis Works, Stourbridge, a firm of whom he had always spoken of as making the finest glass in the world. Cameo glass cutting was then in vogue at Dennis. This was artistic work after his own heart and he used his best exertions in conjunction with those of Messrs. Charles, Wilkes and Walter Webb to encourage its development. Mr. Pearce continued his connection with the Dennis Works until he retired, five years ago at the venerable age of 85. Since then he has lived in retirement until he passed peacefully away on the 7th of last month."