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Pair of mace stands

Pair of mace stands

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    646-1894

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 113, case EXP []

Physical description

Pair of wrought iron mace stands, the decoration in the form of leaves, flowers and heads of birds, surmounted by a floral finial. There is a socket at the bottom and hinged loop in the middle of each stand to support the mace.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 255 cm, Width: 228 cm, Depth: 70 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of mace stands, wrought iron, the decoration in the form of leaves, flowers and heads of birds, surmounted by a floral finial, made in England, late 17th century

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

Pl.10
Griggs, W. Iron work : 53 plates, from objects and drawings in the South Kensington Museum, reproduced by W. Griggs. London : W. Griggs & Sons Ltd., 1898.
Fig.219
Ayrton, Maxwell and Arnold Silcock. Wrought iron and its decorative use. London : Country Life, ltd ; New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1929. 4 pl., 196 p., ill.

Labels and date

MACE-STAND
Wrought iron
England (Newcastle-under-Lyme); late 17th century
646-1894

From the Corporation Pew in the parish church at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Decorated with leaves flowers and heads of birds, and surmounted by a floral finial. Each stand has a socket at the bottom and a hinged loop in the middle to support the mace. [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Categories

Metalwork; Religion; Christianity; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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