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Railing

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (probably south, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    791 to PART/2-1904

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case WS []

Physical description

Wrought iron railing, probably from an altar or chapel, with stylised foliage and threaded S-scrolls joined with collars of iron.

Place of Origin

Germany (probably south, made)

Date

ca. 1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 384 cm, Width: 120 cm, Depth: 13 cm

Object history note

Said to be from Knowle House, Wiltshire.

Descriptive line

Railing, probably from an altar or chapel, wrought iron with stylised foliage and threaded S-scrolls joined with collars of iron, made in Germany, ca. 1650

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

Encyclopaedia of Ironwork: Examples of hand wrought iron from the Middle Ages to the end of the Eighteenth century. 1927. pl.136.
Höver, Otto. Das Eisenwerk: Die Kunstformen des Schmiedeeisens vom Mittelalter bis zum ausgang des 18 Jahrhunderts. Tubingen, 1961.
Hall, Michael. No Barriers to the Imagination. Country Life. Sept. 3rd 1992. pp.54-55.

Labels and date

RAILING
Wrought iron
Germany; c. 1650

Said to be from Knowle House, Wiltshire. It was probably part of an altar or chapel railing and shows some of the typical characteristics of South German work - the stylised foliage and threaded S scrolls joined together with collars of iron.

Museum No. 791-1904 [07/1994]

Production Note

The stylised foliage and threaded S-scrolls joined together with collars of iron are typical characteristics of South German work.

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Subjects depicted

Scrolls (motifs); Scrolling foliage

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork; Architectural fittings

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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