MASSIVE & EXTRAORDINARY OVAL CAST IRON HERALDIC ARMORIAL CRESTS OF THE CITY OF YORK.
One of two pairs with SNo 11982 this pair with five Lions passant cast onto fluted vertical and cross elements, against plain grounds.
Provenance: Reputedly removed from an important structure erected in 1850 in the north of England believed to be near or in the city of Lancaster.
They are possibly the plaques from an iron bridge and may have been made in a Scottish Foundry.
English / Scottish early 19th century.
Shown with the original patination & paint traces. They are cast in one piece but the reverse is hollow with four locating / bolting lugs.
Weight each : 122kg.
Heraldic information obtained from Richard d'Apice, VP of The Australian Heraldry Society.
Link to: Antique Grills & Gates