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Bracket

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    144-1889

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 113, case WS

This suspension bracket for a font cover is from the church of St Michael, Queenhythe, London, demolished in 1876. The bracket would have been used to swing the font cover into position. The floral motifs and spirals are typical of 17th-century work.

Physical description

Wrought iron bracket for suspending a font cover, with floral motifs and spirals.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Dimensions

Height: 140 cm, Width: 55.5 cm, Depth: 10 cm

Object history note

From the church of St. Michael, Queenhithe

Descriptive line

Ironwork bracket for a font cover, wrought iron with floral motifs and spirals, made in England, 17th century

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

Fig.81
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

SUSPENSION BRACKET for a font cover
Wrought iron
England; 17th century

From the church of St Michael, Queenhythe, London, demolished in 1876. The bracket would have been used to swing the font cover into position. The floral motifs and spirals are typical of 17th-century work, and can be compared with those on the chandelier-rods further down the Gallery which are from the same church.

Museum No. 144-1889 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Subjects depicted

Floral motifs; Spirals

Categories

Architectural fittings; Christianity; Metalwork; Religion; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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