Lamp

Ref: 2084
  • Designer / Maker

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

  • Detail

    Brass

    29 (to top, when shade facing down as a desk lamp) x 22 cm (diameter of shade at front)

    English (London), circa 1900

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    The lamp retains its original surface throughout.

    A similar lamp on a shorter stand and with a conical vaned shade, is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (M.957-1983: gift of H. Blairman & Sons).

    For a copper variant, see The John Scott Collection Architect-Designers from Pugin to Voysey, 2015, no. 109.

    It is thought that this model, when pointing up as shown here, could be used to light pictures; it can also be used as a desk lamp.