Pair of firedogs

Ref: 1446
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Ernest Gimson (1864-1919)

    The manufacture attributed to the workshop of Alfred Bucknell (see below right)

  • Detail

    Polished steel and forged iron

    Height: 57.4 cm

    English (probably Waterlane), early twentieth century

  • Literature

    Annette Carruthers, Gimson and Barnsley: A catalogue of drawings by Ernest Gimson, Sidney Barnsley and other designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Cheltenham, 1984, p. 73, no. 159.  This entry is for Gimson’s design drawing, reference 1941. 223:159 (see right)

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    For a discussion of Gimson’s metalwork, and a photograph of firedogs, candelabra etc. in the Daneway workshop, see Annette Carruthers, Ernest Gimson and the Cotswold Group of Craftsmen, Leicester, 1978, pp. 72-73, and nos M.1-2.

    A further pair of firedogs, closely related to our own, is illustrated in Annette Carruthers and Mary Greensted (eds), Simplicity or Splendour.  Arts and Crafts Living: Objects from the Cheltenham Collections, Cheltenham, 1999, no. 76.  See also, Ernest Gimson His Life & Work, 1924, pl. 54, showing another pair of firedogs in situ at Pinbury Park.