WAS Benson Arts and Crafts Copper Insulated Jug.
An antique Arts and Crafts WAS Benson Insulated Copper Jug or Hot Water Flask.
In excellent original condition, retaining its original enamel liner, fruitwood lid and untouched original patina to the copper body and brass handle.
Designed by William Arthur Smith Benson (1854 – 1924) for retailers such as Liberty & Co and Morris & Co., the 'Patent Jacketed Vessel' was Benson's latest 'new invention' that claimed to keep water, milk, coffee and chocolate etc hot and Iced Water and Lemonade etc cold.
For reference see plate 72, page 94 and pages 93 and 95 of the book 'WAS Benson Arts and Crafts luminary and pioneer of modern design' by Ian Hammerton.
Stamped WAS Benson to base and WAS Benson 'Patent Applied For' mark to the inside of the brass side strap handle.
English, circa 1900.
H:20 W:13 D:10 CM
H:7.9 W:5.1 D:4 INCHES
SKU: Ref: 10116