Designer / Maker
Designed and manufactured by W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924)
Cast-iron, copper, brass and glass
Height: 69 cm
English (London), circa 1900
The design for this oil lamp, which retains its original glass shade, probably by Powell of Whitefriars, appears in Benson’s Price List of Fittings for Oil, Gas, Candle Tableware &c., 1899-1900, pl. 4, no. 393.
For similar shades, see Wendy Evans, et al., Whitefriars Glass: James Powell & Sons of London, London, 1995, p. 62, nos 58-59.