Firegrates | Baroque | Andirons, Fire dogs and Chenets | Stock No: 11902

Baroque style pair of cast iron griffin and lion Fire Dogs

Stock No.11902

A VERY LARGE PAIR OF CAST IRON FIREDOGS IN THE BAROQUE MANNERIST STYLE, one surmounted with a griffin the other a lion both rampant & holding scrolls each with a Latin motto " QVID RETRIBVAM DO ( God Be Thanked.) and SEQUOR NEC INFERIOR ( I follow but am not Inferior ) the motto of the Crew family referring to loyalty to a monarch. Inscribed on ribbons held by the Heraldic beasts, scrolled capitals over florally decorated shafts and horned Satyrs over arched bases centred with lion masks. English, 19th century.

7500
£
width height
14 58"
37 cms
34 14"
87 cms

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