William Arthur Smith Benson
Wall light, ca. 1898
Brass, copper, vaseline glass
Made by W.A.S. Benson and Co. Ltd
Glass shade made by James Powell
h. 42 cm - d. 32 cm
PROVENANCE : British private collection, late 1990's - Patrick Serraire, Brussels - French private collection, after 2000 - Swiss private collection, acquired directly from the previous owner in 2011.
EXHIBITION : 'In Search of Style, 1850-1900', Landesmuseum Zürich, March-July 2018.
LITERATURE : W.A.S. Benson, 'Price List for Electric Light', ca. 1900 - Ian Hammerton, 'W.A.S. Benson Arts and Crafts Luminary Pioneer of Modern Design', Woodbridge, 2005, appendix 1B, page 258.