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Gateway cresting

Gateway cresting

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114a, case WN

This cresting originally surmounted a gateway. The initials IAC within a central monogram possibly refers to the initials of the owner of East Dean Manor House for whom this cresting was made.

Physical description

Cresting for a gateway, wrought iron, an arched bar surmounted by a triangular group of leafy scrolls with sprays of laurel; centre panel with the letters IGA in monogram.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1700-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Marks and inscriptions

Unidentified monogram


Height: 86 cm, Width: 210 cm, Diameter: 6 cm

Object history note

From East Dean Manor House, Hants

Descriptive line

Cresting for a gateway, wrought iron, England, 1700-1800

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

Campbell, Marian Decorative Ironwork, London, 1997, p.58 ill. ISBN. 1851771956
Ingram, H. V. Wrought-iron Gates. Country Life. Jan. 20th 1950. pp. 156-157.
Dawson, N. English Iron Railings, Gates etc of XVII and XVIII Centuries. pp.17-22.
Hall, Michael. No Barriers to the Imagination. Country Life. Sept. 3rd 1992. pp.54-55.

Labels and date

Wrought iron
England; 18th century

From a gateway. The central panel contains the monogram ICA, possibly referring to an owner of East Dean Manor House, Hampshire, for which the cresting was made.

Museum No. M.353-1926 [07/1994]


Wrought iron



Subjects depicted

Laurel; Monogram; Scroll-work


Architectural fittings; Ironwork; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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