William Arthur Smith Benson – Wall light, ca. 1898

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 Z├╝rich, 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.