Candleholder for Mantelpiece, model no. 204

Candleholder for Mantelpiece, model no. 204
  • Title :     Candleholder for Mantelpiece, model no. 204
  • Artist:     William Arthur Smith Benson Designer W.A.S. Benson & Co. Maker
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  • Country:     Great Britain London
  • Date:     circa 1899 1900
  • Dimensions:     Inches 4-5/8 11-1/4 5-3/4, Centimeters 11.7 28.6 14.6
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Collection Theme:     Arts and Crafts
  • Subject:     Metal/Metal Design , Lighting/Lighting Design , Furniture/Furniture Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
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  • Tags:     Arts and Crafts~British Arts and Crafts~Decorative Arts and Furniture
Silver-plated brass mantelpiece candleholders with heavy, weighted ball base, applied leaf motif decoration and curved arm where holder is cupped under leaf-shaped drip containers; these candleholders were meant to sit atop a mantel with arm and candlestick itself hanging over to let drips fall into the fireplace instead of the mantel.