Pair of counter-balance candlesticks

  • Designer / Maker

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

  • Detail


    Length: 31 cm

    English (London), circa 1900

  • Marked

    Stamped ‘W.A.S. / Benson’ (within a reserve), on each drip pan; see below

  • Notes

    Benson designed ‘counter-balance’ candlesticks in three models, finished either entirely silvered, in a mixture of brass and copper, or, as here, in brass.

    Another, silvered pair, with nozzles rather than pins to hold the candles, belongs to the Art Institute of Chicago (2002.538.1-2).  And see Ian Hammerton (ed.), W.A.S. Benson: Arts and Crafts Luminary and Pioneer of Modern Design, Woodbridge, 2005, pl. 98, for a pair in copper and brass.

    A second pair, with copper drip pans, is also available