Carron of Falkirk:
A truly beautiful and grand bronze and cast iron Adam style firegrate, one of a series made by the Carron Foundry to the same design . With a beaded arched back radiating sunburst bars, elaborate Elysian scenes on the front and spandrels & slim tapering standards topped by elegant swagged urns above goats head masks. The fire basket with scooped radial bars, the pierced apron centred with a delicately embossed panel depicting a maiden with her pet lamb watched by an amorini. The Carron catalogue number and name, 'No. 8 Dog Stove' is cast into the back. Please see image below from page 16 of the Carron Catalogue Company – "Architects' Catalogue". This second Carron grate is identical in design, except for the panel on the frieze, to the polished steel and iron grate SNo 9181.
Scottish circa 1898/99.
Link to: Antique fire grates and log baskets.