TWO GILT-COPPER 'HARNESSED' GLASS VASES
TWO GILT-COPPER 'HARNESSED' GLASS VASES
TWO GILT-COPPER 'HARNESSED' GLASS VASES
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TWO GILT-COPPER 'HARNESSED' GLASS VASES

DESIGNED BY W.A.S. BENSON AND THE GLASS PRODUCED BY HARRY POWELLCIRCA 1900

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TWO GILT-COPPER 'HARNESSED' GLASS VASES
DESIGNED BY W.A.S. BENSON AND THE GLASS PRODUCED BY HARRY POWELLCIRCA 1900
Each amphora-shaped glass body held within a tripod frame, variations to the ruby-coloured glass
11 in. (28 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired from Brighton Antiques Fair, 30 June 1987.
Literature
The Art Journal, 1901, p. 241 (one vase shown on a cabinet on the Benson stand).
I. Hamerton ed., W.A.S. Benson: Arts and Crafts Luminary and Pioneer of Modern Design, Woodbridge, 2005, pp. 90-1, pl. 66.
B. Coleman, The Best of British Arts & Crafts, Atglen, PA, 2004, p. 73 (part)
C. Gere and M. Whiteway, Nineteenth Century Design: From Pugin to Mackintosh, London, 1993, p. 223, pl. 280
M. Levy, ‘Living with antiques: A collection of Victorian decorative arts’, Antiques, June 2000, pp. 948-955, p. 950, pl. iv.
Exhibited
Glasgow, International Exhibition, Benson Pavilion, 1901.
The model exhibited at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition of 1903.
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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

"Some handsome vases of delicate Powell glass, mounted in light bronze stands, by the Benson company, are a new departure in English art work, exhibited here, we believe, for the first time" (W.H. Gilbert, The Art Magazine, 1902, p.108).
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