Please complete the form to email this item.

Hob-grate

Hob-grate

  • Place of origin:

    Falkirk (town), Scotland (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robert Adam, born 1728 - died 1792 (possibly, designer)
    Carron Iron Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast iron and steel, carved and pierced

  • Museum number:

    M.424-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, room 114a, case WS

  • Download image

Physical description

Hob-grate made of cast iron with panels of relief decoration. Each side is cast in relief with a medallion containing a shaped female figure suspended from a riband. Carved front of three bars, with a pierced apron.

Place of Origin

Falkirk (town), Scotland (made)

Date

ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Robert Adam, born 1728 - died 1792 (possibly, designer)
Carron Iron Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Cast iron and steel, carved and pierced

Dimensions

Height: 67.3 cm, Width: 136 cm

Descriptive line

Cast iron hob-grate possibly designed by Robert Adam and cast by the Carron Co. of Falkirk, ca. 1780

Labels and date

HOB-GRATE
Cast iron and steel
England; c. 1790
Probably designed by Robert Adam (1728-92)

The grate was probably cast by the Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland (founded 1759), one of the pioneering manufacturers of decorative cast ironwork. John Adam (1712-92) became a partner in 1763 and with his brothers James (1732-94) and Robert produced a series of elegant railings, stoves, fireplaces surrounds and hob-grates with panels of relief decoration. The Neo-classical motifs on this example are very characteristic of the Adam brothers' work.

Museum No. M.424-1936 [07/1994]

Materials

Steel; Cast iron

Techniques

Carving; Casting; Piercing; Technique

Categories

Household objects; Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection code

MET

Download image
Qr_O62462
Ajax-loader