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A large pair of Victorian brass mounted cast iron andirons, possibly designed by J. H. Pollen and by Joshua Hart & Son, circa 1860

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

1,000 - 1,500 GBP

The Property of the Marquess of Lothian

A large pair of Victorian brass mounted cast iron andirons, possibly designed by J. H. Pollen and by Joshua Hart & Son, circa 1860

A large pair of Victorian brass mounted cast iron andirons, possibly designed by J. H. Pollen and by Joshua Hart & Son, circa 1860

Estimate:

1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot sold:

1,008

GBP

The Property of the Marquess of Lothian

A large pair of Victorian brass mounted cast iron andirons, possibly designed by J. H. Pollen and by Joshua Hart & Son, circa 1860


in Elizabethan style, together with a set of early Victorian polished steel fire irons each with ball and foliate finials

70cm. high; 2ft. 3½in.

The brass is tarnished and with some old marks. There is evidence of rust to wrought iron components. The polished fire irons with rust. The poker is slightly bent. This group will be impressive when cleaned.


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Probably William Schomberg Kerr, 8th Marquess of Lothian (1832 - 1870)

The attribution to Pollen and Hart is based on a similarly impressive pair of firedogs at Blickling Hall, Norfolk. Executed by Joshua Hart and Sons between 1858 and 1863, they formed part of the redesign of the Long Gallery by William Schomberg Robert, 8th Marquess of Lothian (1832-1870).


The refurbishment of Newbattle in the 1850s and 1870s mirrored similar projects being undertaken at Blickling at the same time. The 8th Marquess through his connection with Pollen - and his friendship with William Morris - was closely aligned with leading lights of both the pre-Raphaelite movement and later the burgeoning Arts and Crafts movement. J H Pollen at Blickling and W Eden Nesfield at Newbattle successfully married existing historic aspects of each house with new bold and sympathetic design schemes. This can be seen most clearly at Blickling Hall - where the extraordinary Jacobean plastered ceiling of the Long Gallery has been counterpoised by a rich array of carved bookcases and an enormous hooded chimney piece (removed by the 11th Marquess in the 1930s).


The present firedogs appear in several contemporary photographs of the chimneypiece in the Crypt at Newbattle Abbey.