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Benson light show at Lyon & Turnbull

13 May 2013Written by ATG Reporter

The highlight of Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of Decorative Arts was this copper and brass electrolier made in the workshops of the designer and architect William Arthur Smith Benson c.1900.

The design is well known from Ian Hammerton's book W.A.S. Benson: Arts and Crafts Luminary and Pioneer of Modern Design and was offered here, on behalf of a Perthshire vendor, in excellent oxidised condition complete with three Vaseline glass shades by James Powell & Sons and the leafy copper ceiling rose that took it to approximately 3ft 5in (1.05m) high.

Estimated at £2000-3000 for the sale on May 8, it sold at £8000 to an English private collector.

The buyer's premium was 25%.

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