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A rare William Scott Morton Antique cast iron 'Scuttle Grate'.

Stock No.13550

A rare cast iron 'Scuttle Grate' by the architect and designer William Scott Morton (1840-1903).

The 'Scuttle Grate' was a development of the hob grate which utilized the otherwise unused space beneath the hobs for coal scuttles. This fine example has the hobs and grate set within an oval frame, the grate with an arched and reeded hood flanked by two figures depicting The Arts. To the left is a figure of an artist and to the right that of an organist. In excellent condition.
An identical grate, removed from the home of one Albert Peake, a Coalbrookdale fitter, is illustrated in the book 'Cast Iron' by Jacqueline Fearn. The Registration number for 1886 is cast on the back.
Scottish circa 1886. Notes: In the mid 19th century William Morton was articled to James Smith in Glasgow where he worked with William Leiper and John Moyr Smith on the interior work of Overtoun House at Dumbarton being joined in 1857 by William Forrest Salmon. All four remained lifelong friends. In 1870 Morton and his brother John, a mechanical engineer, set up an interior design company, Morton & Co. at Dalry House, near Edinburgh, creating designs for carpets for Templetons of Glasgow, grates and fire-irons for the Falkirk Iron Company and other ironfounders, and stained glass, tiles and ceiling design for Shrigley & Hunt of Lancaster.

8500
£
Width Height Depth
38 316"
97 cms
38 316"
97 cms
13 1316"
35 cms

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