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Firedog

Firedog

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1475-1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Iron, cast

  • Museum number:

    1016-1893

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Firedogs were used in pairs, one on each side of the hearth, the logs being laid across them.

Physical description

A fire dog, cast iron. The face with a square boss, the upright and feet with scrolled pattern, the feet with stepped rims.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1475-1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Iron, cast

Dimensions

Height: 66 cm, Width: 45.5 cm

Historical context note

Firedogs were used in pairs, one on each side of the hearth, the logs being laid across them.

Descriptive line

Firedog, cast iron, Germany, From Rott, near Cornelymunster, 1475-1500

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.41, fig.54d
Campbell, Marian. An Introduction to Ironwork. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1985. 48 p., ill. ISBN 0112904157

Production Note

From Rott, near Cornelymunster

Materials

Cast iron

Techniques

Casting

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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