A pair of arts and crafts period candle stands in the style of W.A.S Benson by Carl Deffner. The classic iconic Benson design in patinated copper and brass, stamped to the base circa 1900-1910
Carl Deffner was born 13 Oct 1856 in Esslingen. On 11 June 1892 he married Charlotte (Lolo) Schoenleber. Records show only one son for Carl and his wife, Karl "Max" Deffner (1900-1985) who was an engineer. Carl died in 1948.
In the 1881 British census, Carl age about 24, was found as a lodger at 117 St James Road—Croydon, Surrey, England. It lists his occupation as “Clerk to Metal Broker”. We know he spent some time there and many items of his are found in England today.
All of the Deffner men had extensive schooling and training in the arts and metalworks in places such as England, Norway, other areas of Germany and France and many awards were won for their excellent works and creativity throughout the years. Quality and high standards provided some exquisit pieces worthy of museums and collectors alike.
The factory was sold at the end of 1969.
Condition: This pair of candle stands are in excellent original condition, original colour and patination