Important WAS Benson Arts & Crafts Ceiling Light w. Powell Vaseline Glass Shade
Extremely rare fully complete WAS Benson copper ceiling light retaining its extraordinary and original James Powell vaseline glass 'candy stripe' conical shade and retaining its copper leaf form shade bobeche and stylised 'beehive' design ceiling rose.
This most beautiful ceiling light is a rare example of early Arts and Crafts electric lighting design by WAS Benson. The wonderful conical internal candy stripe vaseline glass shade exhibits an extraordinary translucency finishing with a wonderful deep milky wave form edge and one we have yet seen having incredible clarity especially once lit, it may well be a unique design.
Marks: Fully stamped BENSON to ceiling rose and bobeche.
Condition: In remarkable and excellent original condition retaining its original patina and in full working order, rewired & ready to install with black antique style twist silk flex. The bulb socket holder has been replaced to ensure safety.
Date: circa 1900.
Size: Current installed length 28cm from base of ceiling rose to bottom of shade which can be adjusted to suit.
Provenance: Originally purchased from the WAS Benson Pavillion at the British Empire Exhibition held in Kelvingrove, Glasgow in 1901 by a Scottish business owner with Clydeside ship building connection.
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SKU: Ref: 10231
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