TWO BRASS AND COPPER TABLE LAMPS
TWO BRASS AND COPPER TABLE LAMPS
TWO BRASS AND COPPER TABLE LAMPS
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TWO BRASS AND COPPER TABLE LAMPS

BY W.A.S. BENSON & CO., LATE 19TH CENTURY

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TWO BRASS AND COPPER TABLE LAMPS
BY W.A.S. BENSON & CO., LATE 19TH CENTURY
The first extending, model no. 285, with embossed leaf dish and upspringing leaves to the ribbed shaft, the reservoir supported by further stiff-leaves, with replaced green silk shade, two winders stamped BENSON & CO 82 NEW BOND ST., the reservoir neck and one winder stamped EVERED & CO LTD. PATENT; the second, model no. 400, with vine leaf tripod base, with segmented copper 'reflector' shade and glass storm shade, the reservoir neck stamped HINKS & SON'S PATENT, the winder HINKS'S NO 2 DUPLEX; both later converted to electricity
The first: 32 in. (81 cm.) high, overall, unextended
The second: 34 in. (86.5 cm.) high
Literature
I. Hamerton ed., W.A.S. Benson: Arts and Crafts Luminary and Pioneer of Modern Design, Woodbridge, 2005, pp. 128-9, pl. 106 and pp.132-3, pl. 111.
B. Coleman, The Best of British Arts & Crafts, Atglen, PA, 2004, p. 73 (one), 147 (the other)
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Specified lots (sold and unsold) marked with a filled square ( ¦ ) not collected from Christie’s, 8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT by 5.00pm on the day of the sale will, at our option, be removed to Crozier Park Royal (details below). Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite.If the lot is transferred to Crozier Park Royal, it will be available for collection from 12.00pm on the second business day following the sale.Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only.Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com.If the lot remains at Christie’s, 8 King Street, it will be available for collection on any working day (not weekends) from 9.00am to 5.00pm

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Lot Essay


A lamp by Benson with this model of shade from Standen House, West Sussex, is held in the collection of The Victoria & Albert Museum, London (CIRC.21:1 TO 3-1961); see also lot 100. The Standen lamp is also illustrated in P. Rose, ‘The Saving of Standen’, The Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 1850 - the Present, 2004, vol. 28, p. 179, fig. 10.
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