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Cresting

Cresting

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    400-1864

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114d, case WS

Physical description

Wrought iron cresting, Rococo ironwork with foliage and flowers springing from a cistern and cornucopiae, Germany, around 1750

This decoration shows naturalistic foliage and flowers springing from a cistern, and horns known as cornucopiae. These elements were frequently used in German Rococo ironwork.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 169 cm, Width: 147 cm, Depth: 2 cm

Descriptive line

Wrought iron cresting, Rococo ironwork. Decoration of naturalistic foliage and flowers springing from a cistern, and cornucopiae.

Labels and date

CRESTING
Wrought iron
Germany; around 1750

This decoration shows naturalistic foliage and flowers springing from a cistern, and horns known as cornucopiae. These elements were frequently used in German Rococo ironwork.

Museum No. 400-1864 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Cornucopia; Foliage

Categories

Ironwork; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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