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Baluster

Baluster

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Kent Gallery

  • Museum number:

    M.213-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114a, case WN

Physical description

Baluster of wrought iron from a staircase, of lyre form with applied acanthus foliage, the central stem with two crinkled leaves.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 98 cm, Width: 28 cm, Depth: 4 cm

Object history note

Formerly at 12 Charles Street, St. James's, London

Descriptive line

Baluster of wrought iron, England, ca. 1700

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

fig.46h
Campbell, Marian. An Introduction to Ironwork. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1985. 48 p., ill. ISBN 0112904157
Encyclopaedia of Ironwork: Examples of hand wrought iron from the Middle Ages to the end of the Eighteenth century. 1927. pl.201.
A Collection of Iron Balusters. Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jan. 1932, p.21.
Höver, Otto. Das Eisenwerk: Die Kunstformen des Schmiedeeisens vom Mittelalter bis zum ausgang des 18 Jahrhunderts. Tubingen, 1961.

Labels and date

BALUSTER
Wrought iron
England; c. 1700

From 12 Charles Street, off Berkeley Square, London.

Gift of the Kent Gallery.
M.213-1924 [1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Subjects depicted

Acanthus foliage

Categories

Architectural fittings; Ironwork; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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