Oxidised Copper and Vaseline Glass Pendant Shade


A beautiful pendant light, c. 1895, is made of oxidized copper with a rich patina, as well as a creamy vaseline glass pendant. Vaseline glass is called such for its opalescent quality, giving the appearance of a color much like petroleum jelly. Due to its visual vernacular and use of materials, it is possibly attributed to the architect and designer Willam Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924), 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.

Year: c. 1895

Material: Oxidised copper and vaseline glass