- Museum number
Pair of fire-dogs; cast and wrought iron, cast upright stem with leaf-shaped terminal decorated in low relief with birds in branches, set on three scrolling feet in wrought iron.
- Production date
- 1906-1907 (designed;circa)
Height: 52 centimetres
Length: 19.60 centimetres (base)
- Curator's comments
- Text from J. Rudoe, 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950. A catalogue of the British Museum collection'. 2nd ed. no. 302.
For examples of these fire-dogs in use at Garden Corner, Chelsea, where Voysey redesigned the interior in 1906-7, see The Studio XLII, London 1907-8, 19; the same illustration appeared in Kunst & Kunsthandwerk III, Vienna 1909, 87, in an article entitled 'Neuere Arbeiten von C. F. A. Voysey', suggesting that the fire-dogs were designed for Garden Corner, which was owned by E. J. Horniman of the tea family.
The manufacturer of these fire-dogs is not recorded, though the Falkirk Iron Company is known to have executed some of Voysey's ironwork (for example, an iron fireplace; see The Furnisher 1, January 1900, 108).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number