Lot 51. A large William Arthur Smith Benson Arts and Crafts oblong copper tray, with scrolled handles, with impressed mark 'British Made' 'WASB', 79cm length
For auction 13th April
William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) was an English designer active in the Arts and Crafts Movement. He first trained as an architect with Basil Champneys then turned to the design of and manufacture of domestic lighting in 1880. Workshops were then established in Fulham for large scale production of metal wares with showrooms in Camden Hill Square and then 82 New Bond Street. He remained active until 1920.