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Andiron, one of a pair

1740-1760
Origin: America, Rhode Island
OH: 18 1/2"; OW: 10 1/2"; OL: 20".
Bell metal and iron
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1968-638,2
Andiron (one of a pair) having a plain, round ball-shaped finial with ring turned collar surmounting a tapering cylindrical bell metal column with fillet near center spreading out to form elongated pear-shaped vase on a plain rectangular plinth with cast moldings at top and bottom; circular domed boss applied at center; supported on plain "C" shaped legs with small bracket projection below plinth; legs terminate in large, flat disc feet; bell metal log stop which is a miniature replica of the upper section of the front member is riveted to iron log rest 1/4 of the way back; log rest is square in section, bent down at right angles at back to from rear leg; short, thin iron leg riveted through underside of rest behind log stop.
Provenance:Acquired by source from descendents of Samuel Casey
Vendor: Leon F. S. Stark Antiques, Philadelphia, PA
Mark(s):None