Double candlestick

  • Designer / Maker

    Designed and manufactured by W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924)

    The glass by James Powell & Sons (1834-1924) at the Whitefriars Glass Works

  • Detail

    Brass, copper and glass

    29.5 x 21 x 20.5 cm

    English (London), circa 1900

  • Provenance

    […]; English art market, 2024

  • Marked

    The metal cap retaining the glass tube marked ‘REG’D NO /138061’ (see below)

  • Literature

    W.A.S. Benson, Price List of Fittings for Oil, Gas, Candle, Table Ware, &c., trade catalogue, 1899-1900, pl. 24, no. 344 (reproduced in Ian Hamerton (ed.), W.A.S. Benson Arts and Crafts Luminary and Pioneer of Modern Design, Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club, 2005, p. 253.

  • Notes

    The number 138061 was registered in November 1899; it was probably to protect the spring mechanism within the glass tube, which raised the candle as it burns down.

    A version of this model, for a single candle, was on the art market in 2015; see Price List, no. 343.