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Chandelier in copper hammered and brass by William BENSON

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€ 15,000

Ref. GL00082

HEIGHT

105 cm / 41.30 inch

DIAMETER

62 cm / 24.40 inch

STOCK

1 In-Stock
William BENSON (1862-1924), Chandelier in copper hammered and brass constituted a receptacle of petals of flower using reflector. Following the advice of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, the English architect William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) designed lighting fixtures for their Arts and Crafts Movement. He came out in favor of industrial production, turning his back on a return to traditional craftwork, which had been strongly advocated by most of the partisans of the movement. His first workshop opened in 1880, and thousands of lamps sconces and ceiling lighting were manufactured at his Hammersmith factory in the years that followed. Benson was fond of marrying copper and brass, whose warm coloring ha admirably mastered, as he did the playoff reflected light. Benson’s design often bring to mind the naturalist inspiration of French Art Nouveau, thus setting him aside from his fellow Arts and Crafts proponents. The line of his models like those of this light, insubstantial chandelier presented here foreshadowed a higher functionality. That would become one of the characteristics of applied arts of the first half of the 20th century.
William BENSON (1862-1924), Lustre en cuivre martelé et laiton constituée d’un réceptacle en cuivre et d’une couronne de pétales de fleur servant de réflecteur. L’architecte anglais William Arthur Benson (1854- 1924), sur les conseils de William Morris et d’Edward Burne-Jones, est devenu le créateur de luminaires du mouvement «Arts & Crafts». A l’inverse de la plupart des partisans de ce mouvement, qui prônent un retour à l’artisanat traditionnel, Benson est favorable à la production industrielle. Il ouvre son premier atelier en 1880, et de son usine de Hammersmith sortiront des milliers de lampes, appliques et suspensions. Benson aime mêler dans ses lampes cuivre et laiton, dont il maîtrise admirablement les couleurs chaleureuses et le jeu de réflexion de la lumière qu’ils induisent. Souvent, ses créations rappellent l’Art nouveau français, qui s’inspire de la nature ; en cela Benson affiche une originalité par rapport au mouvement Arts and Crafts. Les formes qu’il dessine, comme ici les hélices de ce lustre aérien, préfigurent les recherches plus fonctionnelles qi seront une des caractéristiques des arts appliqués dans la première moitié du XXe siècle.

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Chandelier in copper hammered and brass by William BENSON

CRYSTAL AND FINISH GUIDE

CRYSTALS
Rock Crystal / Quartz

Rock Crystal / Quartz

In the 18th Century, the royal chandeliers were treated as jewellery, Their pendants were in 'pure water crystal' - natural crystal/quartz.

18th Century Crystal

18th Century Crystal

Before Lead crystal was discovered, the glass was mixed with Manganese, Tungstene or other materials. These materials used to give a smoky, violet or yellow tint to the glass. Our 18th Century Crystal recreates this effect, making it perfect for pieces that need to look antique or fit in a collection.

Bohemian Crystal

Bohemian Crystal

The 19th Century is the great avent of Lead Crystal - commonly known as simply “crystal”. Our suppliers in Eastern Europe create pure and transparent Crystal, which we call Bohemian.

Finish
Gun Finish
Gun Finish
Médaille
Médaille
Antique Silver
Antique Silver
Silver
Silver
Antique Gold
Antique Gold
Royal Gold
Royal Gold