Steel Firedogs by Gimson
Designed by Ernest Gimson and probably made by Alfred Bucknell at the Sapperton smithy.
Art work details
- Year of production :
- Dimensions :
- H. 68.5cm
- Credit Line :
- Purchased from Gimson's executors, 1919.
The firedog shown here is one of a matching pair.
In a letter dated 23 December 1907 to Philip Webb who had visited his exhibition at Debenham & Freebody’s, the London department store, Gimson wrote:
'The fire-dogs were made by the young village smith and were pierced and chased on his anvil. My smiths all think such things rather trivial & are much happier with their forges & hammers – as who wouldn’t be!'