£250 - £350
A PAIR OF ARTS & CRAFTS BRASS FIRE DOGS DESIGNED BY W A S BENSON AND MANUFACTURED BY W A S BENSON & CO, C1900 34cm h, stamped mark
Design 505 in the firm's Catalogue of 1899-1900. The design has been described as being one of the clearest examples of Benson's application of an engineering solution to a practical problem, while retaining an aesthetic appeal. See Hamerton (Ian), editor, W A S Benson Arts & Crafts Luminary Pioneer of Modern Design, Woodbridge 2005, p95.
Light knocks and scratches from use but complete and in original condition, not showing signs of metal fatigure, no repair