Brass Firedogs by Gimson

Designed by Ernest Gimson and probably made by Alfred Bucknell at the Sapperton smithy.

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Art work details

Year of production :
1904
Category:
Metalwork
Dimensions :
H. 70cm
Credit Line :
Purchased from Gimson's executors, 1919

The firedog shown here is part of a matching pair.

Firedogs of this design were owned by Lord Bathurst and were exhibited at Debenham & Freebody's 1907 no 60. These were inspired by a seventeenth-century pair at Haddon Hall, Derbyshire which Gimson drew as a student but are very much his own design. Another Arts and Crafts designer, Edward Spencer, designed firedogs that were much closer to the Haddon Hall examples for the Artificers' Guild.

The fourth image show Gimsons design for this firedog. It's signed in the bottom right corner: Ernest W Gimson, Daneway House, May 12 1908