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Pair of andirons

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Each andiron rests on two flattened bun-shaped feet. The base is in the form of a scrolling volute and is chased with acanthus leaves along the shoulders and clusters of grapes on the apron at the front. In the center of the base is an oval cartouche surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves;...

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At base of stem of each, date letter O; lion passant; leopard's head crowned; maker's mark IB a pellet between, a crescent and two pellets below in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 130; rev. ed. 1989, p. 128)


J.P. Morgan (1867–1953) (unverified); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Winston F. C. Guest, June 16, 1953.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Winston F. C. Guest

English (London), 1671–72

Object Place

London, England


H. 48.9 cm (19 1/4 in.); W. 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.); D. 12.7 cm (5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver with iron fittings