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1949.421 (RS119540)

Description

Rectangular body with curvilinear top ending in a bulbed finial. Scene has fruit tree flanked by a man and woman in 16th c. dress, surrounded by leaf and scroll borders, probably "Tree of Life" symbol.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1700-1799
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
casting (process)
foliation (pattern)
iron (metal)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
casting (process)
FIREBACK
firebacks
foliation (pattern)
fruit
Iron
iron (metal)
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
Slip Cast
Tree
tree of life (general motif)
Tree-of-Life
trees
Dimensions
36 x 25.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.421
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7522

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