This Arts & Crafts pendant light, c. 1895, is made of dazzling, bright copper in nearly perfect condition. When illuminated, the light strikes the surrounding walls much like a softened disco ball. The rare pendant is attributed to the architect and designer Willam Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924), due to its visual vernacular featuring a floral motif, as well as his use of materials. Benson was a friend of William Morris and one of the founding members of the Art Workers Guild in 1884. He also oversaw the furniture department of Morris & Co. after Morris’ death in 1896.
Dimensions: Ø 17” x H 38”
Year: c. 1900